NORTH BAY, Ont. — Ryan Oulahen and Andrew Sachkiw of the North Bay Battalion are among nine hockey operations staff members from the Ontario Hockey League who have been invited to Hockey Canada functions throughout the summer and into the fall months, it was announced Friday.
The events include the national junior team summer camp, the summer under-18 selection camp and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Oulahen, the Battalion’s head coach since December, 2019, is one of six camp coaches for the national junior team summer camp and the only one chosen from the OHL. Forty-four skaters and goaltenders, including 13 from the OHL, will attend the camp July 23-27 at Calgary.
The 2023 World Junior Championship is to be held Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 at Halifax and Moncton, homes to Quebec Major Junior Hockey League clubs.
Athletic therapist Sachkiw is to attend the summer under-18 selection camp July 20-23 at Calgary. Forty-four skaters and goaltenders are to compete for spots on the Canadian entry in the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Red Deer, Alta. After the selection of the final roster on July 24, Team Canada will play a pair of games against Red and White teams from the national junior team summer camp.
Also announced was the coaching staff for 100 players at the national under-17 development camp, scheduled July 10-16 at Calgary. Ethan Procyszyn was invited to it last week, the only Battalion player at any of the camps. The right-shot forward from the North Central Predators was North Bay’s first-round pick in the OHL Priority Selection in April.
The staff also will lead Canada Red, Canada White and Canada Black at the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at Langley and Delta, B.C., from Nov. 5-12.