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LONG VYING FOR SPOT ON TEAM USA

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes prospect Colin Long was among 53 players who arrived Friday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., to participate in a camp that will help shape the U.S. roster for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.


The Coyotes drafted Long, a 19-year-old center from Santa Ana, Calif., with the 99th overall pick in this year's draft.

Long, 19, registered 31 goals and 69 assists in 72 games with Kelowna of the Western Hockey League to lead his team and rank second in scoring in the league.

The 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Ottawa from Dec. 26, 2008 - Jan. 5, 2009.


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