Generals top three draft selections invited to Team Canada camp

Oshawa, Ont., – The Oshawa Generals in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Hockey Canada are proud to announce forward Beckett Sennecke, and defencemen Ben Danford and David Bedkowski have been invited to Hockey Canada’s U17 development camp.

Sennecke, the Toronto, Ont., native was the 1st round, 8th overall selection by the Gens in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection. He was a member of the Toronto Marlboros during the 2021-22 season where he tallied 35 goals and 45 assists for 80 points in 45 games played.

The 6’0, 161lb forward played in five games at the 2022 OHL Cup with the Marlboros, scoring another five goals and three assists in the tournament.

Danford, the Madoc, Ont., native was the Generals second 1st round pick, selected 14th overall in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection. Danford spent the 2021-2022 season with the Quinte Red Devils, scoring seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points in 26 games.

The 6’0, 176lb defenceman also played in the 2022 OHL Cup, with the Quinte Red Devils, dressing in six games and reaching the second semi-final. Danford had one assist in the tournament.

Bedkowski, also from Toronto, Ont., was the Generals 2nd round pick in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection, taken 28th overall. He played 28 games for the Richmond Hill Coyotes during the 2021-2022 season. The 6’3, 187lbs blueliner scored 10 goals and eight assists in those 28 games.

Sennecke, Danford and Bedkowski will join 97 other CHL rookies vying for a spot on this year’s Team Canada roster for the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley and Delta B.C., from November 5th to 12th.

All three players recently committed to the Generals for the 2022-2023 season, and outside of orientation camp held a few weeks ago, this will be their first opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to Hockey Canada.

The 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge makes its return following its replacement tournament, The Capital City Challenge, in 2021.

Sennecke, Danford and Bedkowski follow in the steps of teammates Calum Ritchie (2021), Patrick Leaver (2019), and Brett Harrison (2019) who have earned an invite to the development camp.

Camp will run from July 10-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alta.

For the full Hockey Canada release, click here.

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