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Matt Cadden named to Western Canada Selects hockey team
By Selects Hockey
Edmonton, AB – The Selects Hockey organization has selected Matt Cadden from Revelstoke at their annual minor peewee international tryout held January 2-3 in St. Albert, Alta, to join the international program with the Western Canada Selects (WCAN) hockey team.
More than 300 invited players from across North America competed for 68 positions, with those selected participating in the program’s international spring training development camp in Stockholm, Sweden, and the World Selects Invitational in Helsinki, Finland, this April/May. Participants will be submerged into foreign cultures and face top international competition in this once in a lifetime experience.
“Matt was superb at the tryout. He not only showed he has the skill to be a top hockey prospect but also demonstrated great leadership and passion on the ice,” said Brad Church, the head coach of the Wester Canada Selects and a former professional hockey player.
The selection committee consisted of independent hockey evaluators including Church, former pro Nathan Dempsey, Ottawa Senators goaltender consultant John Stevenson and other professional scouts.
Selects Hockey is an elite hockey prospect development program owned by Selects Sports Management, Inc. Since 2003, Selects Hockey has worked with top 12-16-year-old hockey players across North America and Europe to expose them to all avenues of hockey in an effort to facilitate opportunities at the NCAA, Junior and Professional levels.
Selects Hockey’s growing list of NHL alumni is led by future stars Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche), Logan Couture (San Jose Sharks), Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis Blues), Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers) and Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado Avalanche). The program has helped more than 175 players receive NCAA scholarships over the past nine years to schools such as Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, University of Michigan and many more.
For more information about the Selects Hockey program, please visit the website at www.selectssports.com.