Rangers Prospect Francesco Pinelli Invited to Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp



CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has invited 112 players to Calgary to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp, taking place July 19-26 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.

Kitchener Rangers prospect, Francesco Pinelli was among the skaters invited to camp.

During the week-long camp, the players – 12 goaltenders, 36 defencemen and 64 forwards – will be split into six teams for on- and off-ice training, fitness testing, intrasquad games and classroom studies.

Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence, and POE management group representative Martin Mondou (Grand-Mére, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) built the roster with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Rob Simpson (Ontario), Jason Smart (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), Shaun Sutter (West) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario).

“The national under-17 development camp is the first step these athletes take in their Team Canada career,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams. “Ultimately, these players will learn what it takes to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition. We are here to support their development by providing the on- and off-ice experiences they need to achieve the dream of representing their country.”

Following camp, players will be monitored through the early weeks of the 2019-20 season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – competing at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.

For the second year in a row, all 112 players have been drafted by Canadian Hockey League teams, including 46 from the Ontario Hockey League, 38 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and 28 from the Western Hockey League.

Media accreditation for the Team Canada Summer Showcase, which includes Canada’s national under-17 development camp, can be requested online. The full camp schedule is available on


William Blackburn (Val-d’Or Foreurs/Jonquière Midget)
Tyler Brennan (Prince George Cougars/Rink Hockey Academy)
Emerik Despatie (Quebec Remparts/Gatineau Midget)
Matteo Drobac (Hamilton Bulldogs/Halton Minor Midget)
Carter Garvie (Saginaw Spirit/Grey-Bruce Minor Midget)
Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting/North Bay Midget)
Jacob Goobie (Charlottetown Islanders/Halifax Minor Midget)
Patrick Leaver (Oshawa Generals/Smiths Falls Midget)
Thomas Milic (Seattle Thunderbirds/Burnaby Winter Club)
Josh Rosenzweig (Niagara IceDogs/Toronto Red Wings Minor Midget)
William Rousseau (Quebec Remparts/Séminaire Saint-Joseph)
Drew Sim (Vancouver Giants/Delta Hockey Academy)

Nolan Allan (Prince Albert Raiders/Saskatoon Blazers Midget)
Olivier Beaudoin (Shawinigan Cataractes/Ulysse Académie)
Nolan Bentham (Victoria Royals/Yale Hockey Academy)
Zach Biggar (Acadie-Bathurst Titan/Kensington Minor Midget)
Olivier Boutin (Gatineau Olympiques/Lévis Midget)
Corson Ceulemans (Moose Jaw Warriors/OHA Edmonton)
Paul Christopoulos (North Bay Battalion/Don Mills Minor Midget)
Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts/Don Mills Minor Midget)
Anthony Cliche (Saint John Sea Dogs/Bishop’s College School)
Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Mikael Diotte (Drummondville Voltigeurs/Saint-Hyacinthe Midget)
Isaac Enright (Niagara IceDogs/Pembroke Lumber Kings Midget)
Connor Federkow (London Knights/Niagara North Minor Midget)
Ranvir Gill (Ottawa 67’s/Ottawa Jr. Senators Midget)
Jacob Guévin (Chicoutimi Saguenéens/Trois-Rivières Midget)
Braden Haché (Kingston Frontenacs/York-Simcoe Minor Midget)
Tyson Hinds (Shawinigan Cataractes/Gatineau Midget)
Ty Hollett (North Bay Battalion/Navan Midget)
Jacob Holmes (Soo Greyhounds/York-Simcoe Minor Midget)
Carson Lambos (Winnipeg ICE/Rink Hockey Academy)
Jérémy Langlois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles/Séminaire Saint-Francois Midget)
Charles-Alexis Legault (Gatineau Olympiques/Lac St-Louis Midget)
Logan Mailloux (London Knights/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Kyle Masters (Red Deer Rebels/OHA Edmonton)
Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s/Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midget)
Evan Nause (Val-d’Or Foreurs/Newbridge Academy)
Félix Paquet (Val-d’Or Foreurs/Magog Midget)
Oscar Plandowski (Chicoutimi Saguenéens/Selects Hockey Academy)
Connor Punnett (Saginaw Spirit/North Central Minor Midget)
Guillaume Richard (Victoriaville Tigres/Séminaire St-Francois Midget)
Keagan Slaney (Edmonton Oil Kings/Edge School)
Jacob Squires (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies/Charlottetown Minor Midget)
Graham Sward (Spokane Chiefs/Fraser Valley Minor Midget)
Hudson Thornton (Prince George Cougars/Rink Hockey Academy)
Charlie Truchon (Quebec Remparts/Collège Notre-Dame Midget)
Cameron Whynot (Sherbrooke Phoenix/Valley Minor Midget)

Craig Armstrong (Prince George Cougars/Edge School)
Liam Arnsby (North Bay Battalion/Don Mills Minor Midget)
J.R. Avon (Peterborough Petes/Peterborough Minor Midget)
Jack Beck (Ottawa 67’s/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Anthony Bédard (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada/Trois-Rivières Midget)
Josh Bloom (Saginaw Spirit/Toronto Nationals Minor Midget)
Zachary Bolduc (Rimouski Océanic/Trois-Rivières Midget)
Ethan Burroughs (Owen Sound Attack/Halton Minor Midget)
Jake Chiasson (Brandon Wheat Kings/Yale Hockey Academy)
Zach Dean (Gatineau Olympiques/Toronto Nationals Minor Midget)
Ryan Del Monte (Barrie Colts/Toronto Nationals Minor Midget)
David Doucet (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles/Newbridge Academy)
Drew Elliott (Baie-Comeau Drakkar/Saint John Minor Midget)
Nathan Gaucher (Quebec Remparts/Saint-Hyacinthe Midget)
Deni Goure (Owen Sound Attack/Chatham-Kent Minor Midget)
Jayden Grubbe (Red Deer Rebels/Calgary Buffaloes Midget)
Dylan Guenther (Edmonton Oil Kings/Northern Alberta)
Brett Harrison (Oshawa Generals/London Minor Midget)
Julien Hébert (Moncton Wildcats/Lévis Midget)
Thomas Johnston (Ottawa 67’s/Whitby Minor Midget)
Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Riley Kidney (Acadie-Bathurst Titan/Cole Harbour Minor Midget)
Braeden Kressler (Flint Firebirds/Mississauga Senators Minor Midget)
Zachary L’Heureux (Moncton Wildcats/Châteauguay Midget)
Ethan Larmand (Sudbury Wolves/North Central Minor Midget)
Tyson Laventure (Prince Albert Raiders/OHA Edmonton)
Elliot Lavoie (Drummondville Voltigeurs/Lévis Midget)
Kaleb Lawrence (Owen Sound Attack/Ontario Hockey Academy)
Connor Lockhart (Erie Otters/Kanata Midget)
Cameron MacDonald (Saint John Sea Dogs/Selects Hockey Academy)
Jacob Maillet (Guelph Storm/Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Minor Midget)
James Malatesta (Quebec Remparts/Lac St-Louis Midget)
Landon McCallum (Sudbury Wolves/Brantford Minor Midget)
Max McCue (London Knights/Sudbury Minor Midget)
Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes/Pembroke Midget)
Israel Mianscum (Sherbrooke Phoenix/Amos Midget)
Daniel Michaud (Oshawa Generals/Quinte Minor Midget)
Olivier Nadeau (Shawinigan Cataractes/Lévis Midget)
Justin O’Donnell (Sarnia Sting/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Zack Ostapchuk (Vancouver Giants/Northern Alberta)
Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds/Don Mills Minor Midget)
Maxime Pellerin (Victoriaville Tigres/Trois-Rivières Midget)
Francesco Pinelli (Kitchener Rangers/Toronto Red Wings Minor Midget)
Peter Reynolds (Saint John Sea Dogs/Shattuck-St. Mary’s)
Justin Robidas (Val-d’Or Foreurs/Magog Midget)
Stuart Rolofs (London Knights/Kanata Minor Midget)
Conner Roulette (Seattle Thunderbirds/Winnipeg Thrashers Minor Midget)
Joshua Roy (Saint John Sea Dogs/Lévis Midget)
Tristan Roy (Acadie-Bathurst Titan/Magog Midget)
Charles Savoie (Saint John Sea Dogs/Sainte-Eustache Midget)
Matthew Savoie (Winnipeg ICE/Northern Alberta)
Lawson Sherk (Hamilton Bulldogs/Halton Minor Midget)
Cole Sillinger (Medicine Hat Tigers/Regina Midget)
Brendan Sirizzotti (Ottawa 67’s/Whitby Minor Midget)
Logan Stankoven (Kamloops Blazers/Thompson Minor Midget)
Chase Stillman (Sudbury Wolves/Sudbury Minor Midget)
Zack Stringer (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Lethbridge Midget)
Dovar Tinling (Shawinigan Cataractes/Lac St-Louis Midget)
Sean Tschigerl (Calgary Hitmen/OHA Edmonton)
Kai Uchacz (Seattle Thunderbirds/Okotoks Midget)
Ryan Winterton (Hamilton Bulldogs/Whitby Minor Midget)
Trevor Wong (Kelowna Rockets/Greater Vancouver Minor Midget)
Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs/Don Mills Minor Midget)
Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)

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