Team Canada World Junior roster set for upcoming tournament
DH Vancouver StaffDec 23, 2013 8:34 am
After four straight years of disappointment at the Under-20 World Junior Championship, Canada’s most talented teenagers look to reclaim their spot atop of the hockey world.
On Sunday, head coach Brent Sutter made his final roster cut for the upcoming World Junior tournament that saw the journey of Baie-Comeau Drakkar forward Felix Girard come to an end. Among other final cuts are defenceman Damon Severson of the Kelowna Rockets and Canucks prospect forward Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Though Canada is now down to the 22-player limit, rosters will not be made official until Christmas Day and changes may still occur as result of injury or suspension.
Team Canada’s 2013-14 World Junior roster as it currently stands:
First-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2013 (20th overall).
Canada has not won Gold at the tournament since 2009 and last year they finished fifth, failing to medal for the first time since 1998.
On Boxing Day, the road to redemption begins with Canada facing off against Germany. The game can be seen live from Malmo, Sweden on TSN at 4 a.m. PT.
Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS / Nathan Denette
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