CALGARY, ALBERTA - Canada's National Junior Team has added forward Brian Sutherby, of Edmonton, AB for the Evaluation Camp at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena, the Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Hockey League announced today.
Sutherby was added to the camp following an injury to forward Chuck Kobasew, of Osoyoos, BC, who continues to be monitored and evaluated by the team's medical staff after he suffered a charleyhorse.
Sutherby, a 6'2, 180 lb forward, played with the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors this past year. This past season, Sutherby registered 18 goals and 17 assists in 47 games. Sutherby was selected by Washington, 26th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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).