Hockey Canada has given the names of its 25-player roster for the Spengler Cup 2018 tournament. Twenty five players will garb the uniform of Maple Leaf with Canada’s National Men’s Team in Davos, Switzerland.
The Spengler Cup 2018 is going to be 92nd edition of the tournament. The tournament will be held from December 16 to December 31in the Switzerland climatic spa Davos. The location will be the local Vaillant Arena.
Canada has won the last three years of Spengler Cup, the oldest club competition around the globe. The team will look up to win a fourth straight competition for the first time back in 1995-1998 with five players who were fellows of the 2017 team. The five players are Zach Boychuk, Andrew Ebbett, Maxim Lapierre, Matt D’Agostini and Maxim Noreau.
Also, three fellows of the team have also represented their country ‘Canada’ at the Olympic Winter Games, 2018. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games was held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The names of the three members are Maxim Noreau (defenceman), Andrew Ebbett (forwards) and Max Lapierre (forwards).
Ever since its first tournament was started back in 1984, Team Canada has attained 15 times the Spengler Cup title along with nine-second position finishes.
The selections of the players were made by co-general managers Sean Burke, Ron Francis and head coach Kevin Dineen as well as associate coaches Gordie Dwyer and Mike Kitchen.
Here are the names of the Canada rosters who will play in 2018 Spengler Cup tournament:
|Rosters||Position||2018- 2019 team|
|Colt Conrad||Forward||Western Michigan University (NCAA)|
|Dion Knelsen||Forward||SC Rapperswil-Jona (Switzerland)|
|Aaron Gagnon||Forward||SCL Tigers (Switzerland)|
|Jacob Micflikier||Forward||HC Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland)|
|Torrey Mitchell||Forward||Lausanne HC (Switzerland)|
|Zac Dalpe||Forward||Cleveland (AHL)|
|Andrew Ebbett||Forward||SC Bern (Switzerland)|
|Zach Boychuk||Forward||SC Bern (Switzerland)|
|Adam Cracknell||Forward||San Diego (AHL)|
|Cory Emmerton||Forward||Lausanne HC (Switzerland)|
|Daniel Winnik||Forward||Geneve-Servette HC (Switzerland)|
|Dominic Moore||Forward||Hockey Canada|
|Matt D’Agostini||Forward||HC Ambri-Piotta (Switzerland)|
|Maxim Lapierre||Forward||HC Lugano (Switzerland)|
|Chris DiDomenico||Forward||SCL Tigers (Switzerland)|
|Simon Despres||Defence||Laval (AHL)|
|Kevin Bieksa||Defence||Hockey Canada|
|Kodie Curran||Defence||Rogle BK (Sweden)|
|Dante Fabbro||Defence||Boston University (NCAA)|
|Kyle Quincey||Defence||HIFK Helsinki (Finland)|
|Patrick Wiercioch||Defence||Dinamo Minsk (KHL)|
|Daniel Vukovic||Defence||Geneve-Servette HC (Switzerland)|
|Maxim Noreau||Defence||ZSC Lions (Switzerland)|
|Zach Fucale||Goaltender||Fort Wayne (ECHL)|
|Jared Coreau||Goaltender||San Diego (AHL)|
Co-general managers Sean Burke also said that they are thrilled and excited with this year’s group of players. They believe that they have brought together a team that combines experience from earlier Spengler Cup appearances and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. As well as a group of new faces will also contribute to the success of the team. Burke further said that the Spengler Cup is always a thrilling competition with a rich history, and they look forward to contending for our fourth consecutive championship with this group of 25 players.
Canada will start off the competition against the host HC Davos at Vaillant Arena, Davos on 26th December 2018. The timings for the tournament will be at 2:15pm according to Eastern Time standards and 11:15am as Pacific Time. The tournament can be seen live on TSN, the TSN App and TSN Direct.