Two members of the Owen Sound Attack have been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp.
Forwards Jarrod Maidens & Gemel Smith will compete at the camp which runs from July 30 to August 2 at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary,
Maidens & Smith, born in 1994, were selected by Hockey Canada head scout Kevin Prendergast, in consultation with head coach Steve Spott of the Kitchener Rangers.
Maidens was the first round selection of the Attack in 2010, taken 4th overall.
In his underage season, Maidens scored 17 times for the Attack.
After scoring 10 times in the regular season, Maidens added 6 playoff goals, including the overtime winner at Mississauga in the 7th and deciding game of the Robertson Cup Championship.
Maidens also scored once at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
Smith scored 8 times in the regular season and added a game winning goal in a playoff game for the Attack in his rookie season.
Of the 42 players who have been identified for the selection camp, 22 will be selected for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, which will play in the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for August 8-13 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
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Meanwhile, Attack coach Mark Reeds relates he's been travelling in the United States, primarily to attend his son, Kyle's, graduation from Dartmouth University.
As a result, Reeds confirms he has not spoken with, or been contacted, by the Ottawa Senators regarding any potential job opportunity with the NHL club.
Reeds, who guided the Attack to the OHL Championship, was reportedly linked to new Senators coach Paul MacLean and a possible position as an assistant coach