Before training camps for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey begin on Monday, Sept. 5, we’ve started previewing the teams in the upcoming tournament. We started with Team USA. Now, let’s look at Team Canada.
Sidney Crosby will be the captain for Team Canada, which will compete in Group A. When rosters were announced, there were three Blackhawks players on the roster for Team Canada. However, Duncan Keith deciding to not play leaves Chicago’s players on the Canada roster at Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford. Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn has also left Canada’s roster.
Team Czech Republic
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Jay Bouwmeester, St. Louis Blues
Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
All games played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All times below are EST.
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Team Czech Republic @ Team Canada, 8 PM, ESPNEWS
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Team Canada @ Team USA, 8 PM, ESPN
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Team Europe @ Team Canada, 8 PM, ESPN2
As we noted in our Team USA preview, the top two teams from the round robin advance to the semifinals, which will be single elimination on Sept. 24-25. The final round is a best of three series with games being played between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1.