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U of Michigan won't allow potential NHL top pick to attend Canada world junior camp

The University of Michigan will not release defenceman Owen Power to participate in the Canadian junior men's hockey team selection camp Nov. 16 to Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alta.

Freshman Owen Power of Mississauga, Ont., was among 14 defence invitees

The University of Michigan will not release 17-year-old defenceman Owen Power from Mississauga, Ont., to participate in Canada's world junior selection camp Nov. 16 to Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alta. (Submitted by Michigan Athletics)

The University of Michigan will not release defenceman Owen Power to participate in the Canadian junior men's hockey team selection camp.

Hockey Canada confirmed Tuesday that despite "ongoing discussions" with Michigan, the 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., will not attend camp Nov. 16 to Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alta.

The 2021 world men's under-20 championship is scheduled for Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton. Canada is the defending champion.

Power was among 14 defencemen invited to selection camp.

"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," said senior vice-president of national teams Scott Salmond in a statement.

"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."

Power, a six-foot-five, 214-pound blue-liner, is a Wolverines freshman eligible for the 2021 NHL draft.

Michigan opens the season Saturday at home against Arizona State.

Canada selection camp roster:

Goaltenders: Brett Brochu, Tilbury, Ont.. London (OHL); Dylan Garand Victoria, Kamloops (WHL); Taylor Gauthier, Calgary, Prince George (WHL); Tristan Lennox, Cambridge, Ont., Saginaw (OHL); Devon Levi, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., Northeastern University (NCAA).

Defence: Justin Barron, Halifax, Halifax (QMJHL); Bowen Byram, Cranbrook, B.C., Vancouver (WHL); Lukas Cormier, Saint-Marie-de-Kent, N.B., Charlottetown (QMJHL); Jamie Drysdale, Toronto, Erie (OHL); Kaiden Guhle, Sherwood Park, Alta., Prince Albert (WHL); Thomas Harley, Jamesville, N.Y., Mississauga (OHL); Daemon Hunt, Brandon, Man., Moose Jaw (WHL); Kaedan Korczak, Yorkton, Sask., Kelowna (WHL); Mason Millman, London, Ont., Saginaw (OHL); Ryan O'Rourke, Bowmanville, Ont., Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); Matthew Robertson, Sherwood Park, Alta., Edmonton (WHL); Braden Schneider, Prince Albert, Sask., Brandon (WHL); Donovan Sebrango, Kingston, Ont., Kitchener (OHL); Jordan Spence, Cornwall, P.E.I., Moncton (QMJHL).

Forwards: Adam Beckman, Saskatoon, Spokane (WHL); Mavrik Bourque, Plessisville, Que., Shawinigan (QMJHL); Quinton Byfield, Newmarket, Ont., Sudbury (OHL); Graeme Clarke, Ottawa, Ottawa (OHL); Dylan Cozens, Whitehorse, Lethbridge (WHL); Kirby Dach, St. Albert, Alta., Chicago (NHL); Tyson Foerster, Alliston, Ont., Barrie (OHL); Gage Goncalves, Mission, B.C., Everett (WHL); Ridly Greig, Lethbridge, Alta., Brandon (WHL); Dylan Holloway, Bragg Creek, Alta., University of Wisconsin (NCAA); Seth Jarvis, Winnipeg, Portland (WHL); Peyton Krebs, Okotoks, Alta., Winnipeg (WHL); Hendrix Lapierre, Gatineau, Que., Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Connor McMichael, Ajax, Ont., London (OHL); Dawson Mercer, Bay Roberts, N.L., Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Alex Newhook, St. John's, N.L., Boston College (NCAA); Jakob Pelletier, Quebec City, Val-d'Or (QMJHL); Cole Perfetti, Whitby, Ont., Saginaw; Samuel Poulin, Blainville, Que., Sherbrooke (QMJHL); Jack Quinn, Cobden, Ont., Ottawa (OHL); Jamieson Rees, Hamilton, Sarnia (OHL); Cole Schwindt, Kitchener, Ont., Mississauga (OHL); Xavier Simoneau, Saint-Andre-Avellin, Que., Drummondville (QMJHL); Ryan Suzuki, London, Ont., Saginaw (OHL); Philip Tomasino, Mississauga, Ont., Oshawa (OHL); Shane Wright, Burlington, Ont., Kingston (OHL); Connor Zary, Saskatoon, Kamloops (WHL).

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