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Tkachuk, Fox, Parsons attending U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames will have three prospects attending the 2016 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, being held from July 30 to August 6 in Plymouth, MI.

Winger Matthew Tkachuk, goaltender Tyler Parsons and defenceman Adam Fox have been invited to the camp, which is a part of the evaluation process for USA Hockey as they prepare to select a roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The camp features games between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States, all taking place at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.

Tkachuk was the sixth overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. The winger spent the 2015-16 campaign with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 30 goals and 107 points in 57 regular season games and amassing 20 goals and 40 points in 18 playoff contests. London won the J. Ross Robertson Cup after they swept the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL Final.

Tkachuk and the Knights also captured the 2016 Memorial Cup earlier this year. Tkachuk scored twice in the final, including the game-winning goal, in their 3-2 overtime win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

The 18-year-old won bronze with the USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring four goals and 11 points in seven games. He has also represented USA Hockey at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship and 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, capturing gold in both tournaments.

Like Tkachuk, Parsons is a member of the London Knights. He played a key role in the Knights dominant season, posting a 37-9-3 record in the regular season a 2.33 GAA and a .921 save percentage. In the playoffs, he went 16-1-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .925 save percentage.

Prior to joining the Knights in the 2014-15 season, Parsons spent three seasons with the Little Caesars program in the High Performance Hockey League, a league comprised of six high-profile AAA hockey organizations in the central United States.

Fox was the Flames' third round pick in this year's draft and is coming off a historic performance with the U.S. National Development Program in the 2015-16 campaign; the Jericho, NY product set the program's single-season record for points by a defenceman with 59 points in 64 games.

Fox played for the USA at the 2016 World U18 Championships, leading all blueliners in scoring with nine points in seven skates and was named the tournament's top defenceman.

The 18-year-old will begin his collegiate career with Harvard this fall.

The 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship is being held in Montreal, QC and Toronto, ON and features 31 games between 10 countries. The tournament begins in December.

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