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Hockey Canada announces development camp rosters

Hockey Canada has announced its development camp rosters for the under-18 level as well as for players recently drafted into the Canadian Hockey League out of the minor-midget ranks.

The U-18 camp includes Barrie native Jacob Ingham. The 17-year-old goaltender played his rookie year with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads last season. The six-foot-three, 181-pound netminder posted a 17-6-3 regular-season record and was also 4-2 in the playoffs. He had a 2.69 goals-against average in 31 regular-season games and a .907 save percentage, followed by a 2.68 GAA and an .876 SV% in the post-season.

Also invited to the U-18 camp is Barrie native Dennis Busby. The 17-year-old defenceman played his rookie year with the OHL’s Flint Firebirds this past season where he had two goals and 14 assists in 62 games. He was also held pointless in five playoff games.

Forwards with ties to the area include Barrie Colts draft pick Jack McBain, Collingwood native Allan McShane and former North Central Predators ‘AAA’ star Aidan Dudas.

McBain, a hulking 17-year-old winger at six-foot-three and 185 pounds, was drafted 20th overall by the Colts in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection, but played last season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. With the Canadiens, McBain averaged almost a point per game with 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points in 42 games. He has committed to play with the NCAA’s Boston College Eagles.

McShane split last season with the OHL’s Erie Otters and the Oshawa Generals. The five-foot-11, 184-pound winger had 17 goals and 27 assists in 62 games between the two clubs.

Dudas, a Parry Sound native and former Ontario Minor Hockey Association player of the year in 2016, lit it up with the North Central Predators ‘AAA’ club before being taken 10th overall by the Owen Sound Attack. This past season, he had eight goals and 13 assists in 56 regular-season games, as well as three goals and an assist in 17 playoff games.

Ingham, Busby, Dudas, McBain and McShane are all eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Hockey Canada’s U-17 development camp roster for recent CHL draft picks was also released, including Barrie Colts prospects Nate Allensen and Ryan Suzuki, Barrie native Mitchell Russell and Nottawa native Emmett Sproule. The camp staff also includes former Barrie Colts captain Daniel Tkaczuk as a skills consultant.

Beginning July 22, 111 players will assemble in Calgary for the under-17 development camp. As they wind down their on- and off-ice sessions, a group of 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will arrive and vie for a spot on Canada’s national summer under-18 team during a five-day selection camp. Canada’s national U-18 team will leave Calgary on Aug. 2 following the final roster decisions to compete at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.  

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