Moose Warriors Captain Daemon Hunt has received an invitation to take part in Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.
Hunt, who was drafted by Minnesota in the 3rd round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, had eight goals, ten assists, and 18 points in 23 games during the shortened 2021 WHL season. He was selected by the Warriors in the 1st round, 15th overall, at the 2017 WHL Draft, and has gone to play in 117 regular-season games and has 16 goals, 39 assists, and 55 points.
The 19-year-old defenceman is no stranger to international hockey. He had two assists in five games at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He took part in the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. He won a silver medal at the 2019 Hlinka – Gretzky Cup and he attended Hockey Canada’s 2020 World Junior Selection Camp.
“This is an exciting first step as we begin preparations for the upcoming season and the opportunity to compete at the World Juniors on home ice,” said Alan Millar, Director of Player Personnel for the Program of Excellence. “We are excited about the 51 players that have been selected, and we look forward to returning to the ice for a highly competitive camp to kick off a new season.”
Hockey Canada invited 51 players to their summer development camp from July 28 to August 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary. The players will participate in several practices and intrasquad games and be combined with the Summer Under-18 summer development camp on August 2nd and 3rd. Warriors’ defenceman Denton Mateychuk was previously announced to the Under-18 roster.
Hunt is one of 19 players from the WHL attending the camp. There are five goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 30 forwards.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Edmonton and Red Deer from December 26, 2021, to January 5, 2022.