Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defending Champion Canada Names Spengler Cup Roster as Olympics Loom

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defending Champion Canada Names Spengler Cup Roster as Olympics Loom

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Canada names Spengler Cup roster

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CALGARY - Hockey Canada has named its 20-man roster for the 2016 Spengler Cup hockey tournament.

Canada will enter this year's event in Davos, Switzerland looking for its third title in a row, and Olympic general manager Sean Burke and head coach Willie Desjardins will get one last chance to evaluate players in competition before selecting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games team.

Forwards Andrew Ebbett, David McIntyre, Mason Raymond and Nick Spaling and defenceman Maxim Noreau return from Canada's 2015 Spengler Cup winning team.

"The Spengler Cup allows us an opportunity to take another look at some players who've been part of earlier teams, as well as work with some new faces, just given how it aligns with other league schedules," said Burke, who noted that eight of the players selected come from either the NCAA or the American Hockey League. …

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