Vancouver Giants prospects Tyler Popowich and Kaleb Bulych will attend Hockey Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp this week in Calgary.
The camp is bringing together 111 players from across the country. Later in the year, 66 players will be selected to represent Canada on one of three teams at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is set to get underway on October 30th in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The players at the camp are being split into six teams. Popowich will play on Team Blue while Bulych will suit up for Team Green. The teams will have practices starting on Wednesday and throughout the week with intrasquad games going on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Popowich, a Surrey native, was selected by the Giants at third overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The 16-year-old forward scored 15 goals and 27 assists in 33 games with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep program last season while also appearing in six WHL regular season games with the Giants.
Bulych went to the Giants in the second round of the 2015 Draft at 27th overall. Hailing from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the 16-year-old defenseman had 10 points in 42 games with the Yorkton Maulers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA League in 2015/16. He also made 5 appearances for the Giants.