Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Team Canada Lacking WHL Flavour...
Among the final cuts were a total of six WHL players, bringing the total number of 'Dub players released to 11. There were 16 invitees from WHL rosters. Of course, the league will "claim" Brett Connolly of the Tampa Bay Lighting as a WHLer, but the reality is that only five players currently playing in the WHL will be part of the Team Canada contingent in Alberta.
Cracking the roster are:
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
Currently, Howden and Jonathan Huberdeau (QMJHL) are injured, but still were named to the roster. In the event they "can't go", look for Tyler Toffoli (OHL) and Ty Rattie (WHL) to get recalled.
The entire roster can be reviewed right here.