Oakville’s Evangelista named to National junior team development camp roster

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Published July 21, 2021 at 6:57 pm

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Oakville’s Luke Evangelista 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.

Evangelista, 19, played 14 games last season with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. A second-round pick (42nd overall) of the Nashville Predators in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, he put up four points with the Wolves.

The five-foot-11, 165 pound centre had a breakout season with the London Knights in 2019-20, recording 23 goals and 61 points in 62 games.         

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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