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Hitmen Defenceman Luke Prokop And Forward Prospect Sean Tschigerl Earn Hockey Canada Invites

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenceman Luke Prokop and forward prospect Sean Tschigerl have both earned Hockey Canada camp invites.

Prokop is heading to Canada’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp and Tschigerl to Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp.  Both will be held in Calgary at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park with the U-17 camp from July 19-26 and the U-18 camp July 26-30.

This will be Prokop’s second appearance with Hockey Canada after playing for Canada White at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge while Tschigerl is coming off a season that saw him win bronze with Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

LUKE PROKOP – DEFENCEMAN

HOMETOWN:  Edmonton, AB              DOB: May 6, 2002
HEIGHT: 6’3.75”                                        WEIGHT:   202 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

ACQUIRED: Selected by Calgary in the first round, 7th overall, in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 1 9 10 12
2017-18 Calgary Hitmen WHL 14 0 2 2 6
2017-18 Northern Alberta X-Treme CSSHL 28 4 16 20 10

SEAN TSCHIGERL – FORWARD

HOMETOWN:  Whitecourt, AB       DOB: April 11, 2003
HEIGHT: 5’11”                                      WEIGHT:   169 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

ACQUIRED: Selected by Calgary in the first round, 4th overall, in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19 Calgary Hitmen WHL 8 1 0 1 0
2018-19 OHA Edmonton Midget Prep CSSHL 28 21 26 47 44
2017-18 OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep CSSHL 30 31 39 70 26

The U-18 camp will see 44 players compete for a chance to represent Canada at 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia from August 5-10.  The U-17 camp, featuring 112 players, helps with selection for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge scheduled for November 2-9 in Medicine Hat, AB., and Swift Current, SK.

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