Dauphin, MB - Team Canada has announced the complete roster for the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Championships in Pardubice, Czech Republic from June 1- 7th. Team Canada has finished on the podium for the past 3 seasons, the current longest medal streak of any team in the tournament (2011-Bronze, 2012-Gold, 2013 -Bronze).
While the newest version of Team Canada has several return players from last seasons Bronze winning team, several new faces will see their first IIHF level action.
"This season's identification camps were well attended and some of the strongest competition we've seen in recent years," Nathan Fleck, Executive Director explained, "Since the program has been established in these communities, we still have Team Canada alumni attending the identification camps regularly so we are able to evaluate all players who attend to the IIHF level that we require for our team to be successful. As we've said before, our goal is always to bring a team stronger than the previous season and we feel that the new players added, as well as the development of some of our returning players over the past winter make this team a strong contender once again."
2014 Team Canada Roster
1. G Brett Leggat Hamilton, ON
2. G Tommy Nixon Sherwood Park, AB
3. D Kyle Henderson Edmonton, AB
4. D Kirk French Langley, BC
5. D Kyle Sheen, Calgary, AB
6. D Fred Corbeil, Montreal, QC
7. D Shayne Carlson, Edmonton, AB
8. D Adam Ross, Red Deer AB
9. F Thomas Woods, Vancouver, BC
10. F Jordan Draper, Edmonton AB
11. F Chris Terry, Brampton ON
12. F Brendan Baumgartner, Edmonton AB
13. F Josh Foote Sherwood Park, AB
14. F Chris Rauckman, Red Deer AB
15. F Dave Hammond, Orange, CA
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