Rees added to Canadian U-20 camp roster

Jamieson Rees scores the Teddy Bear Toss goal vs Kingston Dec. 8, 2018 (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

Sarnia Sting forward Jamieson Rees can make his case to be on Team Canada’s national junior team later this month in Michigan.

The 18-year-old Rees was added to Hockey Canada’s junior team summer development camp roster Monday, roughly one month after the initial roster was released.

Rees will head to Plymouth, Michigan July 27 to August 4 alongside 37 invitees — eight other skaters were invited to the camp, but are unable to participate.

The camp will split players into two teams, Red and White, and the Canadian teams will play four games, two against the US and single games against Sweden and Finland.

Rees had 10 goals and 22 assists in 37 games with Sarnia during the 2018-19 campaign. He also recorded two goals and six assists with Canada’s U-18 team at the 2019 world championships in Sweden.

The native of Hamilton, Ontario was selected in the second round, 44th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 NHL draft.

This is the first of two Hockey Canada development camps prior to this year’s World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Czech Republic — the second camp goes in December.

Petrolia native Mark Hunter, a member of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence management group, helped put the camp roster together.