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With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it can only mean that one of Canadas gre
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With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it can only mean that one of Canadas great sporting traditions is right around the corner. Ito Smith Jersey . The IIHF World Junior Championship has been a staple of the holidays amongst Canadians for many years. However, many of the players wearing the maple leaf first represented their Province or Territory at the Canada Games. Many players that go on to play for Canada at the World Juniors are Canada Games alumni says Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. The Canada Games are a proven stepping stone to future success at the World Juniors, and even the Olympics. Names like Chris Pronger, Paul Kariya, Jay Bouwmeester, Sidney Crosby and Alex Pietrangelo have all used the magical experience they obtained at the Canada Games to propel themselves to international competition at the World Juniors and at the Olympics. An impressive 64% of this years team competing at the World Juniors are Canada Games alumni. Among them is Curtis Lazar, this years captain, who was widely considered as one of Team Canadas best players at last years tournament. The Canada Winter Games was an event I will never forget. It was my first opportunity to compete at a provincial level and to represent my province in national competition. says Curtis Lazar. The Canada Games allowed me to see how I matched up against my peers and really put me in a great spot moving forward in my hockey development. It was the start of my competitive hockey career and has led me to chase my dream of playing in the NHL which I have recently achieved. Another member of the team is Josh Morrissey, an offensive defenseman who helped team Alberta capture a bronze medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax. He is another returnee to team Canada and will look to build on the experience he gained last year to help the team win Gold on home soil. The Canada Winter Games was an unbelievable experience that Ill never forget. As a young athlete having the chance to experience the highest competition on the biggeststage was really exciting says Josh Morrissey. It was also my first opportunity to see the best players of my age group throughout Canada and compete against them. It was an unparalleled experience for me that I will never forget and will cherish forever. Here is a look at the 14 Canada Games alumni that are part Team Canadas 22 man roster. Forwards Curtis Lazar, Team BC Max Domi, Team Ontario Anthony Duclair, Team Quebec Nick Ritchie, Team Ontario Frederik Gauthier, Team Quebec Nic Petan, Team BC Sam Reinhart, Team BC Defencemen Josh Morrissey, Team Alberta Darnell Nurse, Team Ontario Dillon Heatherington, Team Alberta Samuel Morin, Team Quebec Shea Theodore, Team BC Madison Bowey, Team Manitoba Goaltenders Eric Comrie, Team Alberta – Winnipeg Jets Deadrin Senat Jersey .  His recovery time is expected to be six to eight months. 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Hes one of just three NBA players averaging at least 23 points and 10 rebounds.That was the last thing I wanted to hear, Blazers guard Damian Lillard said about Aldridges injury. Were an NBA team, its not like we can stop our schedule until he gets healthy. We just gotta keep on moving forward and try to win games.The injury is a big blow to the Blazers, who were already dealing with a depleted front line. Center Robin Lopez is out with a fractured right hand and centre Joel Freeland is sidelined with a right shoulder strain.Starting small forward Nicolas Batum left Thursday nights game against the Celtics after he aggravatedd a wrist injury that had been bothering him. Isaiah Oliver Jersey. Batum said afterward he was scheduled to have an MRI.With Thursdays loss, Portland is 31-13 and sitting in third place in the Western Conference, but the Blazers have lost five of six.Its tough, weve been in a pretty good rhythm most of the season, Aldridge said. We have a lot of guys here who can step up and play better, and make plays. So I think the team shouldnt stall, were going to get guys back soon, so that should be good for us.Aldridge said he will have surgery within the week. He was wearing a black sleeve on his wrist and thumb when he spoke to reporters in the Blazers locker room.He said he discussed with the doctors whether he could play with it, but ultimately it was decided that he should have the surgery.They didnt feel the risk was going to be worth the reward, he said. It could be worse on the back end, or I could even wait two weeks and try to play and not end up playing anyways. So we just felt like, to us, the right thing to do is take care of it now.In his ninth NBA season, all with Portland, Aldridge recently moved into second on the franchise list for both points (11,782) and rebounds (5,095). 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