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DesRoches, Cormier invited to under-17 camp

Lukas Cormier was the Charlottetown Islanders top pick at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft Saturday in Shawinigan, Que.
Lukas Cormier was the Charlottetown Islanders top pick at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft Saturday in Shawinigan, Que. - Vincent Ethier/LHJMQ Média

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – An Island native and a Charlottetown Islanders prospect have been invited to Hockey Canada’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge development camp.

Defencemen Charlie DesRoches of Days Corner and Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, N.B., native Lukas Cormier were part of the 111-player roster announced on Friday. The camp will take place in Calgary July 21-27.

DesRoches was selected by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the second round (32nd overall) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) draft. He had originally committed to Northeastern University, but has decided to play major junior.

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Cormier, who played for the Moncton Flyers last season, was selected fourth overall by the Isles.

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Hockey Canada will select 66 players to compete on one of three Canadian national teams at the challenge, scheduled for Nov. 3-10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B.

All 111 players have been drafted by Canadian Hockey League teams, including 28 in the QMJHL.

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