The Mooseheads' own Old Man Randell has been invited to participate in summer training camp for Canada'a under 18 squad. For more info on the roster and schedule check out Hockey Canada's website. If you have a mad Newfie fetish you should check out the following article by Matthew Wuest.
After taking a good look at the tryout roster — which is dotted with high-scoring stars such as Taylor Hall, Brayden Schenn and Matthew Duchene — the Halifax Mooseheads forward decided it would be a good idea to find another niche.
“I know a lot of guys at this camp are top-end guys with a lot of skill,” Randell said.
“Hopefully, I can fit in by showing them I can play a defensive role and be a shut-down player.”
The 17-year-old from Twillingate, N.L., is familiar with that role after working his way into the lineup with the powerful Mooseheads as a rookie last season. He showed versatility by playing all three forward positions on the third and fourth lines, and also killed penalties, appearing in 46 games.