OHL prospects get noticed at Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp



Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp wrapped up in Calgary on Friday as a number of OHL prospects emerged as standouts on the scoresheet through a series of nine scrimmages at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

Team Green, Team Red, Team Blue and Team White all played to identical 2-1 records with Green and Red finishing tied for the best goal differential at +2. Team Black finished at 1-2 while Team Gold was the only team that failed to win a game, going 0-3.

Hamilton Bulldogs first round pick Logan Morrison (3-3–6) finished tied for the camp scoring lead with six points while Dylan Robinson (Oshawa Generals, 2-2–4), James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads, 3-1–4), and Matthew Maggio (Ottawa 67’s, 2-2–4) each finished tied for second with four points each. Other OHL forward prospects in Evan Vierling (Flint Firebirds, 2-1–3) and Reid Valade (Kitchener Rangers, 2-1–3) factored prominently for their respective clubs. On the back end, Flint Firebirds prospect Michael Bianconi led defencemen in the scoring department with three points (1-2–3).

In goal, North Bay Battalion prospect Joe Vrbetic led all netminders with a 0.70 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage while Tye Austin (Peterborough Petes) placed second with a 2.19 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.

A total of 55 OHL prospects attended the annual Under-17 Development Camp that began on Saturday and included on and off-ice training, fitness testing, classroom sessions, practices, and intrasquad games.

Here’s a complete look at the scrimmages throughout camp with link to the game summary for each game:

Wednesday July 25:
Team Green 5 vs. Team Black 4
GREEN: Matthew Maggio (Ottawa 67’s, 1G 1A), Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs, 1G, 1A)
BLACK: Dylan Robinson (Oshawa Generals, 1G), Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion, 9 SV)

Team White 4 vs. Team Blue 2
WHITE: Michael Renwick (Hamilton Bulldogs, 1G), Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit, 1G)
BLUE: Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires, 1A), Reid Valade (Kitchener Rangers, 1A)

Team Red 3 vs Team Gold 2 – SO
RED: Josh Barnes (Owen Sound Attack, 1G), Nolan Seed (Owen Sound Attack, 1A)
GOLD: Michael Bianconi (Flint Firebirds, 1G), Eric Russell (Barrie Colts, 1G)

Thursday July 26:
Team Blue 5 vs. Team Red 3
BLUE: Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting, 1G 1A), Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters, 2A)
RED: Evan Vierling (Flint Firebirds, 1G 1A), Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves, 1G)

Team Green 6 vs. Team Gold 3
GREEN: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs, 1G 1A), Will Cranley (Ottawa 67’s, 11 SV)
GOLD: Kyle McDonald (Windsor Spitfires, 1G), Michael Bianconi (Flint Firebirds, 1A)

Team Black 3 vs. Team White 1
BLACK: Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves, 1G), Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion, 11 SV)
WHITE: Tye Austin (Peterborough Petes, 14 SV)

Friday July 27:
Team Blue 5 vs. Team Gold 4
BLUE: James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads, 2G, 1A), Reid Valade (Kitchener Rangers, 1G)
GOLD: Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit, 10 SV), Owen Power (Flint Firebirds, 1A)

Team Red 5 vs. Team Black 2
RED: Nolan Seed (Owen Sound Attack, 1G), Josh Barnes (Owen Sound Attack, 1G)
BLACK: Dylan Robinson (Oshawa Generals, 2A), Zack Terry (Guelph Storm, 1A)

Team White 4 vs. Team Green 2
WHITE: Cameron Peters (North Bay Battalion, 1G), Colby Ambrosio (Ottawa 67’s, 1G)
GREEN: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs, 1G 1A), Will Cranley (Ottawa 67’s, 16 SV)

For more coverage of Hockey Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp, visit

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