Power not attending Canada’s World Junior Camp
Owen Power will not be released by the NCAA’s University of Michigan for Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday.
“We understand this year’s World Juniors and selection camp are unique,” Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of National Teams, said in a release. “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.”
A top-2021 NHL Draft prospect, Power was one of 46 players invited to take part in the selection camp. The event takes place from November 16 to December 13 in Red Deer, Alberta.
The young defenseman is getting ready for his rookie year in the NCAA with the University of Michigan, set to begin November 14. Last season, Power played for the USHL’s stacked Chicago Steel team, leading all defensemen with 40 points (12 goals, 28 assists) and was named Defenseman of the Year.
The 2021 World Junior Championships begin December 25 in Edmonton, Alberta.