06/28/13 Spirit Goaltender Jake Paterson to Attend Red Wings, Canadian Junior Team Camps
Saginaw Spirit goaltender Jake Paterson will have the opportunity to further impress both the Detroit Red Wings and the Canadian National Junior program over the next few weeks. The first stop for the Mississauga, ON native will be the Red Wings annual prospects development camp which will go from July 10th to 15th at the Center Ice Arena in Traverse City. As it stands, the NHL club has identified 21 players in its system who will participate in the event, with more expected to be added following this Sunday’s National Hockey League Draft in New Jersey. Paterson was taken by the Red Wings as the team’s third round pick in the 2012 selection process, and he is slated to begin his fourth OHL season with the Spirit in 2013-2014.
Paterson will also try and help his cause towards a second straight appearance at the World Junior Hockey Championship as he has been named to Team Canada’s Summer Development Camp. The invitees, through Hockey Canada, will gather for the camp which will go from August 4th to 10th in Brossard Que., and Lake Placid N.Y.
Spirit Prospects to Look for Roster Spots on Provincial Team
While Paterson once again tries to impress the Team Canada brass this summer, several of his future teammates will attempt to do likewise towards representing their home province. Over 60 OHL prospects, including four recent picks by the Spirit, have been invited to the final Team Ontario Under-17 Camp. First round pick Mitchell Stephens, second round selections Ryan Orban, and Michael Holmes, and third round selection Marcus Crawford will all attend the camp which will take place from August 14th to 18th at the General Motors Center in Oshawa, ON. The 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be held in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from December 27th 2013 until January 5th 2014.
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