Calum Ritchie invited to Hockey Canada Hlinka Gretzky camp

Oshawa, ON– Hockey Canada announced today that forward Calum Ritchie has been named to Hockey Canada’s Selection Camp roster for the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Ritchie, the Oakville, Ont., native was the 1st round, 2nd overall selection by the Generals in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection. In his first season in the Ontario Hockey League, the 6’2, 180-pound, right shot centre, amassed 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points in 65 games, finishing 16th in rookie scoring. Ritchie had previously represented Hockey Canada at the Capital City Challenge in 2021 as a replacement tournament for the cancelled U17 World Hockey Challenge. Ritchie and Team Black won gold with a 5-4 OT win over Team Red. Ritchie finished the tournament with five goals and six assists, finishing 2nd in tournament scoring with 11 points in five games.

His fifth goal was the OT winner for Team Black in the championship final.

“Being invited to this U18 camp and to be given the opportunity to compete for a spot to represent Canada means absolutely everything to me,” said Ritchie. “It will be a great experience no matter what happens and I’m really excited to put in the work.”

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is an international showcase of some of the best under-18 hockey talent in the world and will be held in Red Deer, Alta., July 31st through August 6th.

To read Hockey Canada’s press release– click here!

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