Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Friday that forward Colton Sissons of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets will not be able to attend Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp due to an injury.
"We feel terrible for Colton," said Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton. "It's every kids dream to play in the World Junior Tournament so this is a difficult decision for Colton. We are going to do everything we can to support him though this."
Sissons will not be replaced, bringing the number of players attending selection camp to 36, including four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 20 forwards.
Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp runs Dec. 11-13, 2012 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
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