OAKVILLE, Ont. – Two members of the Summerside Western Capitals and a Summerside native did not make their respective rosters for the upcoming World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Yarmouth, N.S.
The rosters for Team Canada East and Team Canada West were announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday.
Capitals forward Malik Johnson left the Canada East selection camp early due to an injury. Johnston was injured in an MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game against the Truro Bearcats on Oct. 19.
Capitals defenceman and co-captain Michael Crocock was hoping to crack the Canada East roster for the second year in a row.
Defenceman Brett Beauvais of Summerside was unsuccessful in his bid to make Canada West.
The six-foot-one and 185-pound Beauvais plays for Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League.
Capitals head coach Tim Schurman was a member of the selection committee for Canada East.
Three players from the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) were named to Canada East. They are Yarmouth Mariners forward Morgan Messenger, Pictou County Weeks Crushers forward John Mullally and Crushers defenceman Evan MacEachern.
A total of 66 players took part in each camp.
The World Junior A Hockey Challenge runs from Nov. 4 to 10.