Gabriel Guilbault is one of two members of the Penticton Vees to be invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp in Calgary, Alta this July. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)

Gabriel Guilbault is one of two members of the Penticton Vees to be invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp in Calgary, Alta this July. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)

Newest members of Penticton Vees have chance to represent Canada this November

Gabriel Guilbault and Hiroki Gojsic will attend a Hockey Canada development camp this July

A pair of incoming Penticton Vees recruits have been invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp this July in Calgary, Alta.

Gabriel Guilbault and Hiroki Gojsic are among the 100 players nationwide set to attend the training ahead of the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled from Nov. 5 to 12 in Langley and Delta.

Following the conclusion of the development camp in Alberta from July 10 to 16, a total of 66 players out of the 100 present will be named to one of the three Canadian teams that will be competing on the Lower Mainland this fall.

Both Guilbault and Gojsic recently committed to the Vees after each spending time in Vancouver and Burnaby, respectively.

The 15-year-olds were standouts on the Lower Mainland, prompting their appearance at the recent WHL Cup where they played for Team BC.

Current Vees star Bradly Nadeau played for Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge last year, a stage the two aforementioned Penticton commits hope to reach this November.

July’s development camp will feature on-and-off ice training, fitness testing, practices, intrasquad games and classroom sessions, with the performance of those in attendance a key factor in determining Canada’s roster at the fall international tournament.

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