CALGARY, ALBERTA - Forward Kiel McLeod of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets has been added to Canada's National Junior Development Camp from August 1-10, 2001 in Calgary, AB, while forward Jarret Stoll of the WHL's Kootenay Ice will not be attending the camp following surgery for a wrist injury, the Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Hockey League announced on Wednesday.
Stoll was a member of the bronze medal winning Canadian Team at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championship in Russia. McLeod, 18, is a 6'5, 210 lb forward with Kelowna (WHL). The native of Delta, BC was a second round selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets, 53rd overall, last week in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. McLeod has previous international hockey experience, having won a gold medal with Canada's National Under 18 Team at the Four Nations Cup in 1999. Stoll will remain in consideration for the National Junior Team's Selection Camp in December, 2001. CHA Director of Scouting, Barry Trapp and three regional scouts will continue to 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 the 32 players that will be invited to the December camp.
Forty-four players will be attending the National Junior Team's Development Camp being held at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary, AB.