NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Thunderbirds’ Senecal earns Canada East WJAC selection camp invite
SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that Zach Senecal of the Soo Thunderbirds has earned an invitation to attend the Canada East selection camp Dec. 3-7 in Etobicoke, Ont., in an effort to earn a roster spot for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta.
Kirkland Lake Gold Miners head coach and general manager Marc Lafleur is serving as one of the assistant coaches for Canada East while Thunderbirds head coach Jordan Smith has been invited as a guest coach for the Canada East selection camp.
Senecal is one of 40 players invited to take part in the five-day event. They are made up of prospects from the five eastern-based leagues that comprise the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
Through 23 games with the Thunderbirds, the 18-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., product is averaging close to a point-per-game with 21 on a team-high 13 goals along with eight assists.
The Team Canada East coaching staff and scouts Jack Ferguson, Paul Currie and Patrice Bosch will use the camp as a final opportunity to evaluate the prospects before selecting their final World Junior A Challenge roster.
The 2016 World Jr. A Challenge goes Dec. 11-17 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville, Alta.
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CANADA EAST SELECTION CAMP ROSTER