Hockey Canada announced Tuesday the 22 players who will play for Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2014 Deutschland Cup, Nov. 7-9 in Munich, Germany.
The roster is comprised of Canadian players in European professional leagues, including 15 from Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga, five from the Swedish Hockey League, two from Switzerland’s National League A, and one each from the Eishockey Liga in Austria and the SM-Liiga in Finland.
The roster was assembled by Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, led by Steve Tambellini and also including Craig Heisinger and Scott White, along with head coach Jeff Tomlinson, assistant coaches Serge Aubin and Mike Stewart, and Bayne Pettinger, Hockey Canada’s manager of hockey operations and men’s national teams.
Canada’s roster for the 2014 Deutschland Cup includes:
• nine players who played for Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2012 Deutschland Cup (Caron, Dixon, Festerling, Fraser, Milley, Pettinger, Regehr, Roy)
• four players who played for Canada at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (DuPont, Mason, Pettinger, Reinprecht)
• three players who played for Canada’s National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championship (Aulin, Dixon, Pettinger)
Canada will open the tournament on Friday, Nov. 7 when it meets Slovakia at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT at the Olympia-Eissportzentrum in Munich. It will also face Switzerland and host Germany in the round-robin tournament.
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Canada’s National Men’s Team last participated in the Deutschland Cup in 2012, finishing fourth. Canada has taken part in the tournament on 16 occasions (1992-2006, 2008, 2010, 2012), winning four gold medals (2000, 2002, 2005, 2008).