CALGARY, ALBERTA - Canada's National Junior Team has added forward Krys Kolanos, of Calgary, AB for the Evaluation Camp at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena, the Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Hockey League announced today.
Kolanos was added to the camp following an injury to the Swift Current Broncos' forward Nathan Smith, of Strathcona, AB, who is being monitored and evaluated by the team's medical staff.
Kolanos, a 6'2, 180 lb forward, played with the Boston College Eagles in the Hockey East conference this past year. This past season, Kolanos registered 10 goals and 8 assists in 24 games.
Forty-one players are now on hand as the National Junior Team begins the process that leads to the eventual selection of the twenty-two players who will represent Canada at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championship in Russia from December 26, 2000 to January 4, 2001.
The CHA's Director, Scouting, Barry Trapp and the coaching staff will monitor and evaluate the players at this week's evaluation camp in Calgary, as well as others through the first half of the season to determine a list of 32 players will be invited to a December camp.
Any interview requests can be made on site at the Father Bauer Olympic Arena, or by calling André Brin, Manager, Media Relations at 403-777-3609 or 403-703-8791 (cellular phone). For more information on the National Junior Team, the August Evaluation Camp and the Canadian Hockey Association, visit the CHA's official website at www.canadianhockey.ca