Burlington’s Wright named to National junior team development camp roster

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Published July 21, 2021 at 6:53 pm

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Burlington native Shane Wright is one of 51 players invited Wednesday to take part in Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.

The camp is scheduled to be held July 28 to August 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary, Alberta.

Wright, who led Canada to gold at the U18 world championships last year, was cut from last year’s national team after looking to become just the eighth 16-year-old to represent his country.

The 17-year-old is just the fifth player to be granted exceptional status to play as a 15-year-old by the OHL. He was selected first overall by the Kingston Frontenacs in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

The five-foot-11, 180-pound forward was named the OHL Rookie of the Year after recording 39 goals and 27 assists for 66 points in 58 games during the 2019-20 season.

Canada will be looking to improve on its silver-medal finish at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.

This year’s worlds tournament is scheduled to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan.5, 2022.

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