Four young players that are a part of the Pistons organization will be attending the 2019 MJHL Prospect Development Camp this coming weekend.
Forward Landon Roberts (’02) and defencemen Lucas Fry (’02), Ethan Johnson (’03), and Zack Davis (’03) will be 4 of the 76 players that will be attending the four-day camp from Thursday, July 25th– Sunday, July 28th.
Roberts was the first-round pick of the Pistons in the 2017 MJHL Bantam Draft and will be attending the camp for a second straight year. He stands at 6’3” and comes in at 200 pounds, and has spent the past two seasons with the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba U-18 AAA Hockey League, putting up 13 goals and 20 points in 46 games with them during the 2018-19 season.
The Souris native already has had a taste of the MJHL, as he was called up to play one game as an AP with Steinbach this past year on February 24th against Waywayseecappo. Roberts will play on Team White at the camp.
Fry was the Pistons’ fifth round pick in the 2017 MJHL Draft, and will also be headed back to the camp for a second consecutive year. The 6’2”, 200-pound defenceman from Winnipeg spent this past year with the RHA Midget Prep Nationals, recording 3 goals and 15 points in 34 games. Fry will be on Team Red during the event.
Johnson was selected in the first round by Steinbach in the 2018 MJHL Draft. The Winnipeg born defenceman stands at 6’0” and comes in at 165 pounds, and he played his first full season of midget hockey with the Interlake Lightning of the Manitoba U-18 league. He was tied for second on the Lightning with 47 games played, and he notched 4 goals and 9 points as well. Johnson will play for Team White this weekend.
Davis was picked by Steinbach during the third round of the 2018 MJHL Draft. The 16-year-old played with the Winnipeg Bruins of the Manitoba U-18 League this past season, but was limited to just six games due to injury. The towering 6’4”, 240-pound d-man flashed his potential in bantam hockey the year prior, posting 11 goals and 35 points in 32 games played with the Winnipeg AAA Sharks. Davis will suit up for Team Black.
The four-day camp consists of on-ice training such as practices, skill development, and games. The off-ice portion of the event includes fitness testing and different presentations from the MJHL every day. This includes a panel on Saturday afternoon consisting of current NHL, WHL and NCAA coaches, plus former MJHL player Zach Whitecloud (Vegas Golden Knights prospect). All meals during the camp will be provided by Boston Pizza.
The Pistons organization wishes Landon, Lucas, Ethan, and Zack all the best at the MJHL Prospect Development Camp this weekend!