STEVE DOWNIE OF THE OHL’S WINDSOR SPITFIRES ADDED TO CANADA’S WORLD JUNIOR CAMP ROSTER
CALGARY – Hockey Canada announced on Friday that forward Sidney Crosby will be unable to attend Canada’s 2006 National Junior team development camp in Whistler and Vancouver, BC, August 10-16 because of commitments to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby, who won a gold medal at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, ND, was the number one overall selection at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Hockey Canada’s Director of Player Personnel, Blair Mackasey has named forward Steve Downie, a member of the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, to Canada’s Development Camp roster. Downie was the Philadelphia Flyers 1st round selection, 29th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, BC, December 26, 2005-January 5, 2006.