Canada's Olympic men's hockey team unveiled


Hockey Canada used three worldwide tournaments - the Karjala Cup, Channel One Cup and Spengler Cup - to evaluate potential players, and waited until the completion of the World Junior Championship to reveal the Olympics roster, which doesn't include a member of the gold medal-winning under-20 team.

Andrew Ebbett, 35, of Vernon is a former BCHL Salmon Arm Silverback, Vancouver Canuck and Pittsburgh Penguin.

Canada's 2014 Olympic team was star-studded with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Carey Price, John Tavares and Jonathan Toews, The 25-man roster's one-year salary cap hit was more than US$150 million, according to the Hockey News.

COC chief executive officer Chris Overholt has said "we certainly expect to contend for the No. 1 position", in Pyeongchang. He also played for the United States at the Deutschland Cup in 2009 and 2017. "... We're excited for both of them and they really round out an exciting team".

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games will mark the first time Canada will go to the Olympics without National Hockey League players since 1994. "It's about guys that have received a "No" but found a way to make a 'Yes, '" said head coach Willie Desjardins. Woll is 2-1 and made his fourth start of the tournament in the United States' quarterfinal game against Russian Federation on Thursday night.

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Wojtek Wolski, who thought his hockey career was over a year to due to a neck injury, played in 451 games for five teams. A former member of the U.S. National Team Development Program, Maxwell played for Team USA at the 2008 U18 world championships and was the winning goalie in the bronze-medal game, turning away 42 of 45 shots in a 6-3 win over Sweden.

Defenseman Cody Goloubef and forward Rene Bourque were named Thursday to the Canadian Olympic team for the Pyeongchang Games in February.

There will be no Newfoundlanders pulling on a Canadian Hockey Jersey when the Winter Olympics kick off next month in South Korea. She has competed for the USA since 2013 when she helped the team to a silver medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women's World Championship.

Canada has won 13 men's hockey medals, including nine gold, since the first Olympic hockey tournament in Antwerp in 1920.

Genoway, 31, spent five years playing college hockey down the highway at the University of North Dakota where he graduated as the fourth-highest scoring defencemen in school history.