Maine Hockey Journal

Hockey Quebec names three Maineiacs; draft picks to the U-17 Camp

Montreal, QC– Hockey Quebec announced the the roster for the U-17 Camp which will be held from July 22-26. On the roster is Francis Beauvillier and Jean-François Plante who were both first round selections of the Maineiacs in the 2009 Draft. Also trying out is Lewiston’s third rounder, Samuel Henley.

“It will be good experience and it also indicates they are among the elite players at their age level,” says Maineiacs’ President and Head Coach Don MacAdam. “It’s gratifying to know that’s happening.”

Francis Beauvillier who played for College Antoine-Girouard in the Quebec MAAA league was Lewiston’s first pick, 3rd overall. The 5′11, 165 pound center, had 16 goals and 20 assists last year.

With their second selection of first round, with the 11th pick, they chose Jean François Plante from Magog Cantonniers, which is also out of the MAAA. The 5′11, 182 pound center, accumulated 14 goals and 18 assists in 42 games.

With the 39th pick in the third round, the Maineiacs grabbed the 24th rated skater by Central Scouting, Samuel Henley, a 6′1 winger. With Abitibi Filons in the Midget Espoir, he notched 21 goals and 33 assists in 38 games.

Last week, Jordan Kennedy, the team’s second round pick, and Stephen Woodworth, the team’s fourth rounder were invited to Team Atlantic’s camp. All Maineiacs’ draft picks are trying to get on their respective squads for the World Uner-17 Challenge which will be held in Timmons, Ontario from December 29, 2009 to January 4, 2010.

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