Two MJHL alumni have been invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp.
Conor Geekie (Virden Oil Capitals) and Denton Mateychuk (Steinbach Pistons) were two of forty-four players invited that will have an opportunity to make an impression ahead of the World Junior Hockey Championships.
The current pair of Western Hockey League (WHL) stars are fresh off of their first full season in major junior and are both garnering attention to be selected in the 1st round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft this summer in Montreal.
Geekie scored 24 goals and 46 assists in 63 games while adding 3 goals and 8 assists in 15 playoff games for the Winnipeg ICE. The Strathclair, MB native spent 9 games in an Oil Capitals jersey to start the 2020-21 season prior to the WHL bubble.
Mateychuk enjoyed a breakout season on the backend with the Moose Jaw Warriors, scoring 13 goals and 51 assists while adding 1 goal and 9 assists in 10 postseason games. Like Geekie, The Dominion City, MB native enjoyed 8 games in the MJHL with the Pistons before joining the Warriors in the WHL bubble.