Wildcats forward Jakob Pelletier was named one of 44 players invited to Hockey Canada’s U-18 Selection Camp. The camp will take place in late July when the young hopefuls will compete for a spot to represent their country at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton and Red Deer this August.
Pelletier is one of 26 forwards invited to the camp. The tournament previously known as the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, has now been re-named to the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and is one of the best tournaments for competition and development in this age group.
Pelletier is no stranger to wearing the red and white as he was assistant captain last season for Canada at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he played in 6 games, registering 4 goals on the tournament.
A first round draft pick in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft, Moncton selected Jakob 3rd overall. Jakob made an immediate impact this season as a 16-year-old, playing in 60 games recording 23 goals and 38 assists for a 61 point season.
While the event is being co-hosted in Edmonton and Red Deer, Canada will play all of its games out of Rogers Place in Edmonton, except for a pre-tournament game against the Czech Republic slated for 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the brand-new Servus Arena in Red Deer.
For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, and the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, visit HockeyCanada.ca