2011 Seawolves recruit Sam Mellor has been named to attend the 41 player Team Canada West evaluation camp on September 27th and 28th in preparation for the 2010 World Junior A Challenge. The Junior A Challenge takes place from November 8th through the 14th and is hosted each year by Hockey Canada to showcase junior A talent from around the world.
Along with Canada West are teams from Canada East, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Current UAA defenseman Wes McLeod took part in last years tournament and was named to the 6 member All-Tournament team.
This year's tournament will be held in Penticton B.C. which is also the venue for the evaluation camp. Good luck to Sam in making the final roster. 17 year-old Mellor is in his 2nd year of Junior A with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL and is currently tied for 2nd league-wide with 6 goals in 5 games. The Smoke Eaters are on the road today facing Surrey and play Langley on Thursday.