CALGARY, AB - Plymouth Whalers forward Gregory Campbell was added to Canada's National Junior team development camp roster on Tuesday, the Canadian Hockey Association and Canadian Hockey League announced.
Campbell replaces injured forward Matt Keith of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. Keith will be undergoing shoulder surgery and will be unable to participate at the camp.
Following Canada's National Junior team policy, Keith will be attending the camp in order to be eligible for an invitation to the National Junior team selection camp in December. The length of Keith's attendance at camp will be determined by Head Coach Marc Habscheid.
The National Junior team development camp will take place August 10-20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia - the site of the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26-January 5th.
Forty-four of Canada's top junior hockey players will be attending Canada's National Junior Team's Development Camp, under the watch of CHA's Head Scout Blair Mackasey who oversees player evaluation at the August Camp, and the continued evaluation of players over the start of the 2002-2003 hockey season.