New Wildcats Jakob Pelletier, Jaxon Bellamy and Jérémy Jacques have been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s U-17 development camp beginning on July 22nd in Calgary. During that time, 111 players from across the country will come together in Calgary as they vie for a spot on the Men’s National Under-17 Team.
All three players were recently drafted last month at the 2017 QMJHL entry draft in Saint John NB. These newcomers were all top picks for the organisation; selecting Pelletier third overall, Bellamy 16th overall, and Jacques at the 23rd spot.
Pelletier played with the Séminaire St-François Blizzard of the QMAAA last year, the 16-year-old forward posted 57 points in 40 games played, as well as another 29 points in 17 playoff games this past season. He will be a big impact player for the Wildcats as they continue their development of a new era of Wildcats hockey this coming season.
Bellamy was the only New Brunswick born player invited to by Hockey Canada to the u-17 camp. Last season Bellamy dressed for the Saint John Vito’s Midget AAA club putting up 22 points in 32 games as a defenceman. The 16-year-old from Hampton NB will be a solid presence on the blueline, standing at 6’3 weighing 174 lbs.
Jacques, a native of Cap-Santé Quebec played in the QMAAA this past season with the Magog Cantonniers. As an early second round pick for Moncton, the blueliner notched 13 points in 36 regular season games last year.
The schedules for each camp will be revealed in a few weeks; all on-ice activities in Calgary at the under-17 and under-18 camps will be held at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.
All the best to our Wildcats players in Calgary!