Knights goalie being watched

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

London Knights goaltender Steve Mason made it to Calgary yesterday but he won't be allowed on the ice until he gets a clean bill of health.

Mason is one of four goaltenders trying to lock up one of two spots at Canada's junior national team selection camp.

But in an Ontario Hockey League game in Windsor Saturday night, Mason was run over early in the third period by the Spitfires' Cory McGillis.

McGillis was handed a two-minute penalty for goaltender interference, but Mason lay on the ice for several minutes before being helped off the ice by two teammates. Mason's legs were wobbly and he struggled getting off the ice.

Mason managed to carry his equipment to the bus after the game, but wasn't available for interviews.

"He may feel better now, but who knows how this will affect his performance at camp," said Knights coach Dale Hunter.

There was some question whether Mason would be able to fly out yesterday with teammate Sam Gagner, but he did make the early morning flight.

Hockey Canada announced yesterday Mason has "not been cleared to skate at the national junior team selection camp Sunday or Monday but will remain in Calgary and be continuously monitored by Hockey Canada's medical staff."

Hockey Canada said that Mason was suffering "concussion-like symptoms."

Hockey Canada also announced it has added Peterborough Petes goaltender Trevor Cann to the roster as the coaches wait to see whether Mason will be able to participate in the camp or not.

There now are five goaltenders in camp -- Mason, Cann, Jonathan Bernier, Carey Price and Leland Irving.


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