Lisowsky to Participate in Hockey Canada's U-17 Virtual Development Camp
SASKATOON, SK - Brandon Lisowsky is inching closer to making his Team Canada debut.
The first-round bantam pick from 2019 is the lone Saskatoon Blades prospect invited to Hockey Canada's virtual national under-17 development camp, set to take place July 19-25. This is the first step towards competing in the ever-prestigious World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is expected to run this November in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I.
Lisowsky, who made his WHL debut in a HNIC-themed Blades sweater on March 6, is coming off an impressive campaign with the Burnaby Winter Club's midget prep club, despite missing time due to a lower-body injury. In 13 regular-season games, the power-forward piled up 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points, on top of 22 penalty minutes.
The pride of Port Coquitlam, B.C. is expected to be a front-runner in cracking the Blades full-time roster as a 16-year-old this fall. He got a taste of major junior hockey prior to the season's cancellation, playing in two games - both of which against the Regina Pats in which he was held off the scoresheet.
Lisowsky is one of 64 forwards invited to the virtual development camp, which will split players into six teams to participate in a series of online development sessions.
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