Hockey Canada released it’s list of invited players for the upcoming U18 Selection Camp ahead of the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup today, including Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall.

Cristall’s first full season in the WHL saw him establish himself as one of the league’s most dynamic and young stars, even earning a nomination for the WHL rookie of the year award. 

In 61 games played with the Rockets this year, the 2005 born forward tallied 69 points (28G, 41A). Additionally, Cristall represented Canada as an assistant captain for Team Canada White at the U17 Capital City Challenge in Ottawa, which included the top U17 players playing on three teams as well as the eventual Olympic Gold Medalist Canadian Women’s National Team.

As part of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, 44 players – four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 26 forwards – will compete for an opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer, Alta. The selection camp, which takes place July 20-23, will include a variety of on- and off-ice sessions.