Being healthy scratch is good news for Canadian kids

Morgan Rielly skates during Canada's national junior team selection camp at the Markin MacPhail...

Morgan Rielly skates during Canada's national junior team selection camp at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alta., Dec. 11, 2012. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:59 PM ET

CALGARY - Players hate being told they're a healthy scratch.

But when it happens at Canada's junior team selection camp, it's about the best news a player can hear.

And so it was for a dozen of Canada's hopefuls Wednesday morning, when head coach Steve Spott told them they would not be playing against the University of Alberta that afternoon.


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