The Kitchener Rangers first round pick has yet to commit to the Ontario Hockey League club after being selected 12th overall in this year's draft.
"I haven't decided yet," said the 16 year old. "I’m probably going to show up to main camp and see what happens from there."
The Ottawa native joins forwards Ryan McLeod (third overall to Flint) and Jacob Tortora (19th overall to Barrie) as the only first round selections yet to commit to the OHL.
Meireles will join 110 other up-and-comers at Hockey Canada's Under-17 camp running in Calgary beginning Wednesday. Of that lot, 66 will form three national teams for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge running in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. Oct. 30 to Nov. 7.
"That's probably my main focus (right now)," he said.
Kitchener's third round pick Joseph Garreffa is also en route to the U17 camp as are Kitchener native Owen Lane (Sudbury Wolves) and Waterloo's Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm) and Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs).
Meireles is exploring all his hockey avenues. As a top student, he has attracted the attention from several NCAA schools, including some in the Ivy League.
"I've always been a good student," he said. "If hockey doesn't work out you need a school background to fall back on."
He's also eyeing the Ottawa Jr. A Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League.
"What I was thinking is that I could maybe play Jr. A for a year and then take that year to get stronger and then move up to the OHL level," he said.
Meireles and the Rangers have "had conversations" over the summer and the pivot insists he hasn't ruled Kitchener out.