Korczak one of 44 invited to Hockey Canada’s Summer Selection Camp for Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Marissa Baecker

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Kaedan Korczak is one of 44 of Canada’s top under-18 prospects invited to Calgary to compete for a spot on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team that will play in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton and Red Deer this August.

Korczak will head to Calgary at the end of July for the camp.

The 17-year-old defenceman from Yorkton, SK. has suited up for Canada before, playing for Canada Black U17 at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this past season. In five games there he registered an assist along with two penalty minutes.

The invitation comes after a solid rookie campaign from the Rockets first round pick(11th overall) in the 2016 Bantam Draft. Management and spectators alike saw him steadily improve as the season wore on, and as he got more comfortable in the Western Hockey League. The 6’0, 170lb smooth-skating defenceman finished the year with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points in 67 games played. Korczak added a goal and three assists for four points in four post season games as well. He was named the Rockets Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Kelowna Rockets Awards Ceremony in March.

Invitations were extended to four goaltenders, 14 defencemen, and 26 forwards who are currently developing in the CHL and the CJHL. To find out more about the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and to see the full invitation list, click here:

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