CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Saturday morning that forward Ryan Spooner (Ottawa, Ont./Kingston, OHL) will not be in attendance at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp after being diagnosed with mononucleosis by the Kingston Frontenacs’ medical staff. There will be no replacement player named.
Forty-two players will now attend the camp, including four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 24 forwards.
SELECTION CAMP INFORMATION
There will be two Red-White intrasquad games (Dec. 11-12) and one game against a team of all-stars from Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The CIS team will be comprised of players from the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge. Tickets for all three games can be purchased at Calgary Sport Chek locations or online at www.HockeyCanada.ca. Practices will be open to the public.
Media will require accreditation for games and to access the interview area after practices. Please send your media accreditation requests for Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp to email@example.com.
Once the final roster is named at the conclusion of the selection camp on Dec. 14, Canada’s National Junior Team will play in three pre-competition games in Alberta prior to the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. to Jan. in Calgary and Edmonton.
Canada will play its first game of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, Dec. 26 against Finland, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on The FAN Radio Network (check local listings). While the event is officially sold out, tickets are available through a ticket exchange program at www.HockeyCanada.ca/2012juniors.
Canada has medalled at thirteen consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 20 and bronze medals in 20.
PRE-COMPETITION GAME TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are available for most of the eleven pre-competition games being held across Alberta prior to the
2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.
For more information on the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/2012juniors, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/worldjuniors and www.twitter.com/hc_wjc.