Friday, December 15, 2006

Canada's World Junior Team Announced

Canada's 22 man World Junior team roster was announced today. With 11 returning players from last year's team they are surely the favourites to bring home their third straight gold medal. Five of the returning players will be coming back to the defense corps that allowed the fewest goals last year in tournament history. Couple that with savvy 19-year-old netminders Carey Price and Leland Erving and Canada will have no trouble stopping teams from scoring. The real concern is on the offensive end. Andrew Cogliano and Jonathan Toews will be counted on to bring the offense for team Canada. The Canucks are the favourites again this year, but Finland and the USA are also said to be contenders. Canada will face off against Sweden on Boxing Day to open up the round robin tournament.

Captain: Christopher Letang
Assistant: Steve Downie
Assistant: Jon Toews
Assistant: Marc Staal
Assistant: Tom Pyatt

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