Sudbury Wolves forward Nick Baptiste will be one of a select number of 17-year-old hockey players who have been invited to the Team Canada U-18 final camp, to be held in Toronto Aug. 2 to 6.
The final team will be selected shortly thereafter and will participate in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial U-18 Championship in mid-August.
Baptiste was selected in the 2011 OHL Draft in the first round, sixth overall. The Ottawa native is a right-shot forward who can play both centre and right-wing. He was a key performer for Team Ontario at the U-17 Championships, held in January in Windsor, where Team Ontario won the bronze medal.
Baptiste is an effective specialty team player both on the power play and penalty kill, a press release stated.
"The Sudbury Wolves are very proud of Nick and we wish him continued success at the final U-18 camp in Toronto" Wolves' general manager Blaine Smith said. "Nick is an outstanding hockey player and an outstanding young man. We know he will represent himself, the Sudbury Wolves and the OHL very well at the final selection camp."
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