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Team Canada Finalizes World Junior Championship Roster

Canada has made its final cuts for the World Junior Championship roster on Sunday, finalizing the 25-man group that will challenge for gold in Edmonton this winter.
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Canada has made its final cuts for the World Junior Championship roster on Sunday, finalizing the 25-man group that will challenge for gold in Edmonton in the coming weeks.

Canada's 10 cuts were:

Forwards: Luke Evangelista, Zach Dean, Ryan Tverberg, Jack Finley, William Dufour, Hendrix Lapierre, Joshua Roy

Defensemen: Daemon Hunt, Vincent Iorio, Jack Thompson

Hockey Canada confirmed earlier this week that Thompson would not make the team after missing camp due to COVID-19. Kent Johnson, 

Of the roster, three players - goaltender Dylan Garand, defenseman Kaiden Guhle and forward Cole Perfetti - are returnees from the 2021 team that won silver, also in Edmonton.

Canada will head to Banff, Alberta to begin training camp, which will run from Dec. 14-19. Canada will begin its pre-tournament play with a game against Switzerland on Dec. 19 before later playing Sweden and Russia. Canada opens up the preliminary round with a Boxing Day match against the Czech Republic.

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2022 World Junior Championship Roster - Canada

Goalies:

Brett Brochu, London, OHL (2022)
Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton, WHL (DET)
Dylan Garand, Kamloops, WHL (NYR)

Defensemen:

Lukas Cormier, Charlottetown, QMJHL (VGK)
Kaiden Guhle, Edmonton, WHL (MTL)
Carson Lambos, Winnipeg, WHL (MIN)
Ryan O'Rourke, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (MIN)
Owen Power, University of Michigan, NCAA (BUF)
Donovan Sebrango, Grand Rapids, AHL (DET)
Ronan Seeley, Everett, WHL (CAR)
Olen Zellweger, Everett, WHL (ANA)

Forwards:

Connor Bedard, Regina, WHL (2023)
Xavier Bourgault, Shawinigan, QMJHL (EDM)
Mavrik Bourque, Shawinigan, QMJHL (DAL)
Will Cuylle, Windsor, OHL (NYR)
Elliot Desnoyers, Halifax, QMJHL (PHI)
Ridly Greig, Brandon, WHL (OTT)
Dylan Guenther, Edmonton, WHL (ARI)
Kent Johnson, University of Michigan, NCAA (CBJ)
Mason McTavish, Peterborough, OHL (ANA)
Jake Neighbours, Edmonton, WHL (STL)
Cole Perfetti, Manitoba, AHL (WPG)
Justin Sourdif, Vancouver, WHL (FLA)
Logan Stankoven, Kamloops, WHL (DAL)
Shane Wright, Kingston, OHL (2022)

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