There are 25 of the best junior age players in the country that will take to the ice December 12th in Etobicoke, Ont. for the 2014 Team Canada training camp. Sutter and his staff will decide which of the three players they will be release by December 25th.
Four players have experience training with Power Edge Pro- the ultimate on ice training system. Some like Connor Mcdavid started training at 10 years old and still trains with PEP, with the Erie Otters. Others have had a taste of PEP training with their major junior teams.
Last year’s 2013 Team Canada roster had 8 PEP graduates. This year, 4 impressive players will hopefully lead Canada to GOLD!
Here is the list of players who have PEP exposure, and their teams:
Jonathan Drouin – Halifax Moose heads (QMJHL) The top junior player in Canada and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s No. 3 overall pick is expected to make an impact in terms of leadership and offense. Hopefully he will recover from the concussion injury, in time for the tournament.
Adam Pelech – Erie Otters (OHL) The New York Islanders second-rounder is the No. 1 defender for Erie Otters who are sitting in first place. Pelech played in the Canada-Russia Challenge series in 2012. He plays a simple game and would be a great fit for Team Canada.
Scott Laughton – Oshawa Generals (OHL) Since returning from the Philadelphia Flyers, Laughton has helped lead his Generals to first place in their division. Laughton should be one of the leaders and top players on this year’s squad. He wasn’t invited to last year’s 2013 camp.
Connor McDavid – Erie Otters (OHL) Superstar McDavid has taken his Erie Otters from worst to first and dominated at the world under -18 championship as a 15 year old! He will join Sidney Crosby (2004), Wayne Gretzky (1978), Eric Lindros (1990), Jason Spezza (2000) and Jay Bouwmeester (2000) to play in the tournament as a 16 year old.
World class players using Power Edge Pro—even this level of player and their organizations see PEP as a way to develop.
GOOD LUCK BOYS!