CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League have announced three roster changes for the National Junior Team development camp, scheduled for July 25-30 in Ottawa at the University of Ottawa.
The following players have been added to the camp roster:
Louie Caporusso | Forward | Woodbridge, ON | U. of Michigan (CCHA) | Ottawa ’07 (3, 90)
Eric O’Dell | Forward | Ottawa, ON | Sudbury (OHL) | Anaheim ‘08 (2, 39)
Nick Ross | Defense | Lethbridge, AB | Kamloops (WHL) | Phoenix ’07 (1, 30)
Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, AB/Lethbridge, WHL) and Cody Goloubef (Oakville, ON/University of Wisconsin, WCHA) will be unable to take part in on-ice sessions at the National Junior Team development camp, as both are recovering from injuries. Boychuk and Goloubef will still attend the first two days of camp.
Following discussions between Hockey Canada and the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay has indicated that Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON/Sarnia, OHL) will not attend the National Junior Team development camp. The Lightning is holding a prospects camp on the same weekend as the National Junior Team development camp, and the Lightning require him to attend the Tampa Bay camp in Victoria, BC.
The National Junior Team development camp will include four (4) goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 24 forwards, as well as three injured players that will not take part in on-ice sessions. The 44 active players in camp will be separated into two teams – Red and White – and will play three intersquad games, all at the University of Ottawa.
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