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Fitzpatrick, Dawe gain invitations to Hockey Canada summer camps


Two Newfoundlanders have been invited to Hockey Canada national teams’ summer showcase events late next month and early August in Calgary.

Goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick of St. John’s is headed to the under-18 summer selection camp, while Gander’s Adam Dawe will attend Canada’s national under-17 development camp.

Of the 43 players who have been invited to the U18 selection camp, 22 will be selected for Canada’s U18 team for the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup set for Aug. 10-15 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. Canada has won the summer U18 tournament seven consecutive years and 10 of the last 11.

Fitzpatrick, who now resides in Lower Sackville, N.S., was 13-11-3 as a rookie with the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Phoenix last season. He had a 3.41 GAA and .884 save percentage.

Dawe played midget hockey for Saskatchewan’s Notre Dame Hounds last season, scoring 18 goals and 14 assists in 35 games.

He has committed to play for the University of Maine Black Bears, following in the footsteps of Edmonton Oilers forward Teddy Purcell of St. John’s, who also went to Notre Dame and Maine.

At the U17 camp, 111 players — 12 goaltenders, 36 defenceman and 63 forwards — will participate in practices and a nine-game mini-tournament on one of six teams.

From the development camp, 66 players will be selected to represent Canada on one of three national teams — Black, Red and White — which will compete at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Oct. 30-Nov. 7 in a yet-to-be-determined host city.

Goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick of St. John’s is headed to the under-18 summer selection camp, while Gander’s Adam Dawe will attend Canada’s national under-17 development camp.

Of the 43 players who have been invited to the U18 selection camp, 22 will be selected for Canada’s U18 team for the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup set for Aug. 10-15 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. Canada has won the summer U18 tournament seven consecutive years and 10 of the last 11.

Fitzpatrick, who now resides in Lower Sackville, N.S., was 13-11-3 as a rookie with the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Phoenix last season. He had a 3.41 GAA and .884 save percentage.

Dawe played midget hockey for Saskatchewan’s Notre Dame Hounds last season, scoring 18 goals and 14 assists in 35 games.

He has committed to play for the University of Maine Black Bears, following in the footsteps of Edmonton Oilers forward Teddy Purcell of St. John’s, who also went to Notre Dame and Maine.

At the U17 camp, 111 players — 12 goaltenders, 36 defenceman and 63 forwards — will participate in practices and a nine-game mini-tournament on one of six teams.

From the development camp, 66 players will be selected to represent Canada on one of three national teams — Black, Red and White — which will compete at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Oct. 30-Nov. 7 in a yet-to-be-determined host city.

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