Hockey Canada announced today that Kitchener Rangers alumnus Mike Richards is one of the 47 players invited to attend Team Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp from Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.
The orientation camp will offer the opportunity for management, the coaching staff and Hockey Canada to present the players with the team’s plans for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Hockey Canada held similar camps prior to the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
A Stanley Cup winner with the 2012 Los Angeles Kings, Richards is one of 15 players invited to camp who won gold with Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Kenora, ON native was a member of the Rangers’ 2003 MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship team, and captained Team Canada’s National Junior Team to a gold medal at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship.
In total, the camp roster includes five goaltenders, 17 defencemen and 25 forwards. CLICK HERE FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL MEN’S TEAM ORIENTATION CAMP ROSTER.
Details on Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp will be announced at a later date, including an event schedule and the media accreditation process.
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