Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind will be joining teammates Cal Foote and Dillon Dube when they attend the Sport Chek Development Camp in Plymouth, MI this summer in preparation for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships taking place in Buffalo, NY in late December.
Lind was added to the invite list days after he and Foote were drafted by NHL clubs. Foote was selected 14th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Lind was taken 33rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks.
Lind had a breakout season with the Rockets leading the club in scoring with 87 points (30 goals, 57 assists in 70 games) finishing 15th in league scoring. He also added six goals and six assists for 12 points in 17 post season games. Lind was also a key cog in the Rockets power play throughout the year.
Lind and Foote will try to add their names to a lengthy list of Rockets players to dawn the red and white for Canada at the World Juniors (Dube is a returning player). There have been a total of 15 Rockets to play for Team Canada.
Rockets that previously played for Canada are:
The camp schedule has yet to be announced.
The tournament begins on Boxing day.
Also invited to Hockey Canada summer camps were Rockets prospect goaltender Roman Basran, Rockets prospect defenceman Kaedan Korczak, and Rockets forward Nolan Foote.
Korczak and Basran were invited to the U17 development camp.
Nolan Foote was invited to the U18 training camp and will look to crack the roster and take part in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August.