Matt Cadden of Revelstoke has been selected 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 during at the annual minor peewee international tryout held January 2-3 in St. Albert, Alberta.
Those players selected will participate in the program’s international spring training development camp in Stockholm, Sweden and the World Selects Invitational in Helsinki, Finland this April and May. Participants will be immersed in foreign cultures and face top international competition in this once in a lifetime experience.
“Matt was superb at the tryout,” said Brad Church, WCAN’s head coach and former professional hockey player. “He not only showed he has the skill to be a top hockey prospect but also demonstrated great leadership and passion on the ice
The selection committee consisted of independent hockey evaluators including Church, former pro Nathan Dempsey, Ottawa Senators’ goalie consultant John Stevenson and other professional scouts.
According to a statement about Matt’s selection, Selects Hockey is an elite hockey prospect development program owned by Selects Sports Management, Inc. Since 2003, Selects Hockey has worked with top 12-to-16-year-old hockey players across North America and Europe. 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 over 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 its website at www.selectssports.com.