Brooks Bandits defenceman and Wisconsin-commit Corson Ceulemans has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp, Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday.
The camp runs July 28 – Aug 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary.
Ceulemans was ranked No. 14 in NHL Central Scouting’s final ranking of North American skaters for the 2021 NHL Draft, which begins this Friday.
The 2003-born blueliner from Beaumont, AB had 11 pts (4G, 7A) in 8 games during the 2020-21 Regular Season before being named to Team Canada’s U18 Men’s team, where he won a Gold Medal at the U18 Hockey Championship in Texas.
Ceulemans also represented his country at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat, AB in November of 2019, scoring 4 points (4A) in 4 games for Team Canada Black. Then, in December of 2019, he was named to Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC. He capped off the season being recognized as one of the nation’s top 46 under-18 players and was invited to the 2020 National Men’s Summer Under-18 Selection Camp, which was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
He appeared in 44 games during the 2019-20 season with Brooks, posting 35 points (5G, 30A).As a 15-year-old affiliate, he appeared in 8 games during the 2019 AJHL Playoffs and Doyle Cup for Brooks, posting 3 points (2 goals, 1A). After turning 16, he played in five games in the 2019 National Junior A Championship, scoring 3 points (3A).
Five goaltenders, 16 defencemen and 30 forwards will be part of the eight-day camp, participating in a variety of on- and off-ice sessions. The camp will also feature combined practices and intrasquad games with players attending Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team summer development camp on Aug. 2-3.
Of the 51 players invited, 28 were selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, 22 hope to have their names called at the 2021 draft and one is eligible in 2022.