I will tell who and how many WHL players are trying to made the cut..... but for the full roster go to the Hockey Canada website.
No Blades made the list for team Canada, but I think the only guy that possibly had a chance was Stefan Elliott.
The lone pick for goaltender from the Dub was Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen.
Instead Travis Hamonic,Jared Cowen,and Colten Teubert will most likely be representing the WHL on the back end.
There are 6 WHL forwards who were selected: Jordan Eberle,Cody Eakin,Scott Glennie,Brayden Schenn,Brandon Kozun and Brandon McMillan.
In total 10 WHL players (1 goalie.3 defencemen,6 forwards) will try and win a roster spot and get the honour of wearing the Canadian jersey in Saskatoon starting on Boxing day!!!!
Now some of you are probably wondering why none of the Blades made the roster...well most if not all of the Blades success is by committee. Hopefully one year some Blades will make the team.
It will be exciting to see players from the other two CHL leagues: OHL and QMJHL. Nazem Kadri as well since he is the Toronto Maple Leafs 1st round pick in 2009.
Jyri Niemi most likely will be playing for team Finland in Pool B,So that is one player that the Blades will be without for possibly 6 games.
I bought the entire package for the Saskatoon games and hopefully I will be able to see all of team Canada's games.