CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams, regarding Owen Power (Mississauga, Ont./University of Michigan, Big Ten).
“After ongoing discussions with the University of Michigan, Hockey Canada has been informed that Owen Power will not be released to participate in Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp on Nov. 16. We understand this year’s World Juniors and selection camp are unique, but we believe the chance to represent Canada is a tremendous opportunity for any young player. Although we are disappointed Owen will not be able to join our team at camp, we understand and respect the decision made by the University of Michigan.”