Hockey Canada reduced its selection camp roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship to 35 players early Tuesday, as they announced the return of seven players to their respective parent clubs.
- D Mathew Dumba – Red Deer (WHL)
- D Jerome Gauthier-Leduc – Rimouski (QMJHL)
- D Brenden Kichton – Spokane (WHL)
- F Michael Ferland – Brandon (WHL)
- F Max Reinhart – Kootenay (WHL)
- F Zack Phillips – Saint John (QMJHL)
- F Mark McNeill – Prince Albert (WHL)
Remaining in camp are:
- Four goaltenders (Louis Domingue, Scott Wedgewood, Mark Visentin & Tyler Bunz)
- 11 defencemen (Ryan Murphy, Alex Petrovic, Ryan Murray, Brandon Gormley, Mark Pysyk, Dougie Hamilton, Joe Morrow, Jamie Oleksiak, Cody Ceci, Nathan Beaulieu & Scott Harrington)
- 20 forwards (Mark Scheifele, Tanner Pearson, Brad Ross, Brett Bulmer, Mark Stone, Quinton Howden, Michael Bournival, Phillip Danault, Ty Rattie, Brendan Gallagher, Freddie Hamilton, Ryan Strome, Boone Jenner, Jaden Schwartz, Phil di Giuseppe, Devante Smith-Pelly, Brett Connolly, Christian Thomas, Tyler Toffoli & Jonathan Huberdeau)
Hockey Canada is expected to trim the roster down to 22 players by Wednesday, although the IIHF doesn’t require a final roster until December 25. The remaining Team Canada players suit up to play the CIS All-Stars tonight at 7 p.m. at WinSport at Canada Olympic Park.