(CBS) Five Blackhawks were invited to Canada’s team orientation camp and three were invited to the United States’ camp.
A total of 47 players were invited to Canada’s camp, including Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford. The Blackhawks invited to the U.S. camp were Patrick Kane, Nick Leddy and Brandon Saad.
The camps allow team management to acclimate the players with their plans for the Olympics in Sochi. The U.S. camp will be held Aug. 26-27 in Arlington, Va. while Canada will take the ice Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will serve as head coach for the Canadian team, while Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma heads the U.S. squad.