Hockey Canada has called on a combination of grit and skill to help determine Canadas entry at the Vancouver Olympics.

CanWest News Service
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

The management group for the Canadian men's national team named 46 players on Thursday for the team's orientation camp in Calgary, from Aug. 24-27.
Among the 25 forwards invited to the camp were young stars such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf, Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter and Anaheim's Corey Perry, along with longtime Canadian leaders such as Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic and Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary, Dallas Stars' Brenden Morrow, and Colorado's Ryan Smyth, a mainstay with the Canadian program, were among the gritty players added to the camp.
Defensively, puck-moving blueliners such as Washington Capitals' Mike Green, Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester and San Jose's Dan Boyle, are joined by veteran Olympians Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks and Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Also joining the blue-line brigade are defencemen such as Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks, Robyn Regehr and Dion Phaneuf of the Flames, and youngster Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings.
The five goaltenders getting the call are New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur, Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo, Carolina Hurricanes' Cam Ward, Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury and Columbus Blue Jackets' Steve Mason.
Among the 46 players announced Thursday, 40 have senior international experience, including world championship, World Cup of Hockey/Canada Cup or Olympic experience. Thirty-six of the players wore the Maple Leaf for the national junior or national under-18 team.
Three members of the Staal family also got the call, including Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, and forwards Eric of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jordan, of the Penguins.
Canada's management group, which includes executive director Steve Yzerman, Hockey Canada executive vice-president of hockey operations Misley, Hockey Canada president/CEO Bob Nicholson and associate directors Doug Armstrong, Ken Holland and Kevin Lowe put together the list with the help of the coaching staff.
The coaching staff was named two weeks ago, and includes head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, and associate coaches Jacques Lemaire, Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock.
Team Canada's management group will also consider other players for the team that weren't invited to the camp.
The Winter Games are scheduled for Feb. 12-28.

Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (Montreal, Que./New Jersey); Marc-Andre Fleury (Sorel, Que./Pittsburgh); Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Que./Vancouver); Steve Mason (Oakville, Ont./Columbus); Cam Ward (Sherwood Park, Alta./Carolina)

Defencemen: Francois Beauchemin (Sorel, Que./Anaheim); Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton/Calgary); Dan Boyle (Ottawa/San Jose); Brent Burns (Ajax, Ont./Minnesota); Drew Doughty (London, Ont./Los Angeles); Mike Green (Calgary/Washington); Dan Hamhuis (Smithers, B.C./Nashville); Duncan Keith (Penticton, B.C./Chicago); Scott Niedermayer (Cranbrook, B.C./Anaheim); Dion Phaneuf (Edmonton/Calgary); Chris Pronger (Dryden, Ont./Philadelphia); Robyn Regehr (Rosthern, Sask./Calgary); Stephane Robidas (Sherbrooke, Que./Dallas); Brent Seabrook (Tsawwassen, B.C./Chicago); Marc Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./N.Y. Rangers); Shea Weber (Sicamous, B.C./Nashville)
Forwards (25); Jeff Carter (London, Ont./Philadelphia); Dan Cleary (Carboneau, N.L./Detroit); Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh); Shane Doan (Halkirk, Alta./Phoenix); Simon Gagne (Ste-Foy, Que./Philadelphia); Ryan Getzlaf (Regina/Anaheim); Dany Heatley (Calgary/Ottawa) Jarome Iginla (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary); Vincent Lecavalier (Ile-Bizard, Que./Tampa Bay); Milan Lucic (Vancouver/Boston); Patrick Marleau (Aneroid, Sask./San Jose); Andy McDonald (Strathroy, Ont./St. Louis); Brenden Morrow (Carlyle, Sask./Dallas); Rick Nash (Brampton, Ont./Columbus); Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim); Michael Richards (Kenora, Ont./Philadelphia) Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Buffalo);' Joe Sakic (Burnaby, B.C./Colorado); Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay/Chicago); Ryan Smyth (Banff/Colorado); Martin St-Louis (Laval, Que./Tampa Bay); Eric Staal (Thunder Bay/Carolina); Jordan Staal (Thunder Bay/Pittsburgh); Joe Thornton (St. Thomas, Ont./San Jose); Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg,/Chicago).

CNS 7/02/09 10:34:14

Organizations: Hockey Canada, Vancouver Olympics, Carolina Hurricanes Pittsburgh Penguins Philadelphia Flyers Calgary Flames Detroit Red Wings Columbus Blue Jackets Colorado Avalanche Tampa Bay Lightning Boston Bruins Dallas Stars Washington Capitals Chicago Blackhawks Los Angeles Kings New Jersey Devils Vancouver Canucks New York Rangers

Geographic location: Calgary, Canada, Anaheim San Jose Colorado Pittsburgh Chicago Philadelphia Thunder Bay Sask. Montreal Vancouver Edmonton Ottawa London, Ont. Maple Leaf Nashville Dallas New Jersey Oakville Sherwood Park Ajax Minnesota Los Angeles Washington Penticton Cranbrook Rosthern Sherbrooke Tsawwassen Sicamous Halkirk Phoenix Boston Strathroy St. Louis Brampton Peterborough Kenora Burnaby Banff Laval St. Thomas Winnipeg

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments