On-ice sessions begin today for Rangers contingent at U-17 Development Camp

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On-ice practices began today for 111 players – including four with Rangers ties – at Canada’s National Teams Summer Showcase U-17 Development Camp.

The players were divided into six squads, including Red, White, Blue, Black, Gold and Green.

Defenceman and 2016 first round draft pick Giovanni Vallati will suit up for Team Black, while Riley Damiani and Eric Guest will be teammates on Team Green. Defenceman Merrick Rippon will skate with Team Red.

Game action begins on Friday, July 29th featuring the following games with a Rangers connection:

Friday, July 29 5:45pm Gold vs. GREEN (Damiani, Guest)
Friday, July 29 8pm RED (Rippon) vs. White
Saturday, July 30 5pm BLACK (Vallati) vs. Gold
Sunday, July 31 4:45pm BLACK (Vallati) vs. GREEN (Damiani, Guest)
Sunday, July 31 7:30pm Blue vs. RED (Rippon)
Monday, August 1 9:30am A3 vs. B3
Monday. August 1 10:45am A2 vs. B2
Monday. August 1 12:15pm A1 vs. B1

(all times local – Calgary)

Players are showcasing themselves for the chance to partake in the 2016 World U-17 Hockey Challenge from October 30 – November 5 in Sault Ste. Marie.

For a full schedule of practices and all games over the course of U-17 Development Camp, click here.

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