Canada names men's hockey team to try for 3rd straight Olympic gold
Hockey Canada officials hold up Team Canada jerseys after unveiling the men's team roster for the 2018 Pyeongchang games.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:48PM EST
CALGARY - Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men's hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games.
Most Canadians will need to do some deep research to learn about who's making up the squad, however.
The team is made up mainly of Canadian players based in Europe after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea.
Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, Derek Roy and Wojtek Wolski and goaltender Ben Scrivens are former NHL veterans named to the team that will be counted on will bring big-game experience.
The Pyeongchang Games will mark the first time that Canada will go to the Olympics without NHL players since 1994.
Canada won Olympic gold in Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014) with teams stocked with NHL stars.
The lineup was posted online here, on Thursday morning.