Monday, November 29, 2010

Glennie Left Off Cdn Jr. Team Roster

**UPDATED 5:00 P.M. WITH GLENNIE QUOTES**

A huge disappointment for Brandon Wheat Kings' centre Scott Glennie today.

The 19-year old Winnipeg product has been left off the roster for the Canadian Junior Team's Selection Camp in Toronto in December.

Glennie attended the team's Summer Development Camp this past August and was also in camp with the Canadian Junior Team last December, where he was unable to participate for the most part because of a concussion.

"It's pretty disappointing. Going to World Junior Camp three times, three camps, and not get invited to this one is pretty disappointing," said Glennie after Brandon's practice on Monday afternoon, "At the same time, I have to look forward for my team and start helping out our team in getting some wins."

“I am disappointed for Scott," said Brandon coach and general manager Kelly McCrimmon in a release today, "He has been one of the top forwards in the WHL for three seasons. Switching positions to center has made him more of a playmaker this year, yet he still remains in the top 20 in league scoring after finishing 10th a year ago. I felt he had earned this opportunity."

While stats don't always tell the story, Glennie has more points this season than five of the forwards from the WHL who did make the Selection Camp roster.

"Right now, I think I'm playing good hockey. I think our team is that close from stringing some wins together," adds Glennie, "It's always a dream to play at the World Juniors and it's disappointing in my last chance that I don't get to play but we have to get things turned around here as well and I think I have to be a big part of that."

The Dallas Stars' first round pick in 2009 has 31 points in 28 games this season including 17 points in 13 games in November.

In total, 17 Western Hockey League players were named to the roster...

G Calvin Pickard - Seattle
D Jared Cowen - Spokane
D Mark Pysyk - Edmonton
D Brayden McNabb - Kootenay
D Tyson Barrie - Kelowna
D Ryan Murray - Everett
F Cody Eakin - Swift Current
F Carter Ashton - Regina
F Brett Connelly - Prince George
F Brendan Gallagher - Vancouver
F Curtis Hamilton - Saskatoon
F Quinton Howden - Moose Jaw
F Ryan Howse - Chilliwack
F Ryan Johansen - Portland
F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Red Deer
F Brad Ross - Portland
F Linden Vey - Medicine Hat

1 comment:

Matt said...

Disappointing for Scott, on the other hand you have to like how many WHL players got the invitation this year, especially at forward which is usually filled with OHL players.

This is how it breaks down for the CHL leagues: 17(WHL), 11(OHL), 6(QMJHL). Have to be proud of that.