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Friday, December 15, 2017

STEEL MAKES TEAM CANADA, MAHURA SENT BACK TO REGINA

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Hockey Canada made its final five cuts to its world junior roster on Friday, reducing its roster from 27 to a tournament-ready 22.

Forwards Tanner Kaspick and Nick Suzuki were released, as were defencemen Josh Mahura and Mario Ferraro as well as goalie Michael DiPietro.

The cuts came less than two hours after Canada wrapped up its selection camp with a 5-2 win over Denmark at Meridian Centre.

Canada has pre-tournament exhibition games against Czech Republic on Wednesday in London, Ont., and Switzerland on Dec. 22 in Hamilton.

The Canadians' final roster must be submitted to the International Ice Hockey Federation by Dec. 25. Their first game is in Buffalo, N.Y., on Dec. 26.

(The Canadian Press)

4 comments:

Andrew Wiens said...

Going to be weird seeing Steel, Steenbergen, and Howden all playing on the same team, but I can hardly wait for the tourney to start.

william weppler said...

Yes this should be a very good tournament especially with kids from local Sask WHL Teams making the roster. Hoping Steenberen and Steel play on same line as I think they can light some Teams up with their skills. Have always liked the play of Howden as well...be super if he was that line too.
GO TEAM CANADA GO!

Anonymous said...

Great news!

Andrew Wiens said...

Steel, Stenbergen, and Dube looked pretty good as a line in the WHL/Russia series, but I am sure Howden could fit in as well.