Team Canada has finalized the team that will represent Canada at the World Juniors starting Thursday.
After cutting their last three players following yesterday’s 3-0 loss to Sweden and their 4-2 win over Finland on December 20th. The last three player cut are: Felix Girard (Baie-Comeau Drakka), Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat Tigers), and Damon Severson (Kelowna Rockets.)
The team consists of:
Goaltenders: Zach Fucale (Halifax Mooseheads) and Jake Paterson (Saginaw Spirit.)
Defencemen: Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack), (Minnesota Wild), (Barrie Colts), Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders), Adam Pelech (Erie Otters), Derrick Pouliot (Portland Winterhawks), and Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings.)
Forwards: Josh Anderson (London Knights),(Halifax Mooseheads), Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Océanic), Bo Horvat (London Knights), Charles Hudon (Chicoutimi Saguenéens), Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals), Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings), Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks), Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs), (Erie Otters), Nicolas Petan (Portland Winterhawks), Sam Reinhart (Kootenay Ice), and Kerby Rychel (Guelph Storm.)
The Captain of Team Canada will be forward Scott Laughton. The Assistant Captains are Jonathan Drouin (forward), and Mathew Dumba (defence.) The team is coached by Brent Sutter.
Go let’s cheer on our team as they play for a gold medal at the World Juniors!
- World juniors: Team Canada looks to Brent Sutter to resurrect program (thestar.com)
- Canada announces 2014 world junior selection camp roster (cbc.ca)
- Team Canada favourites to win world junior tourney (blogs.montrealgazette.com)