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Monahan, Poirier among invitees to Canada's National Junior Team summer development camp

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames 2013 first round draft picks Sean Monahan and Emile Poirier are among the 35 players invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp, running Aug. 4-10 in Brossard, QC and Lake Placid, NY.

The camp will be comprised of two practices in Brossard at the Montreal Canadiens practice facility, five practices at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid and three games (versus USA, Sweden and Finland) in the same venue in Lake Placid.

The camp roster was selected by Ryan Jankowski, head scout of the men’s Program of Excellence for Hockey Canada, along with Hockey Canada senior director of hockey operations and national teams Scott Salmond and the newly-formed Program of Excellence management group including Sean Burke and Bruce Hamilton.

This is the first step in creating the 22-man roster that will represent Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden. Jankowski will monitor players through the opening few months of the CHL season and keep a close eye on them at the CHL Super Series to help determine which players will be invited to the final selection camp in December. The final roster will be announced in mid-to-late December.

Monahan was selected sixth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft while Poirer was the 22nd player taken in the draft. Monahan spent the 2012-13 season with the Ottawa 67's, leading the team in scoring with 31 goals and 78 points, while Poirier led the Gatineau Olympiques in 2012-13, posting 32 goals and 70 points. Both will be attending the Flames development camp next week.

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