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Harrison would have played in Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Brett Harrison (Photo by Ian Goodall)

Hockey Canada has announced Oshawa Generals forward Brett Harrison would have been named to Hockey Canada’s Selection Camp roster for the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup if it wasn’t cancelled due to the pandemic.

Harrison was the first round, 16th overall selection by the Generals in the 2019 OHL draft.

In his first season in the OHL, the 6’1, 167-pound, left shot centre, amassed 21 goals and 16 assists for 37 points in 58 games.

Harrison was also the first 16-year-old rookie in Generals history to reach the 20 goal mark since Dale Mitchell in the 2005/06 season.

Harrison had previously represented Hockey Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge last fall.

“It is unfortunate Brett won’t get the experience of this tournament with its cancellation,” says General Manager Roger Hunt. “But, it is fantastic Brett has still been recognized by Hockey Canada for his great rookie season.”

“I was thrilled to get the call from Hockey Canada regarding the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. I was honoured to represent my country at the World U17 Hockey Challenge last fall and I look forward to another opportunity to play for Team Canada in the near future,” says Harrison.