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Goalies David Leggio, Brandon Maxwell Complete US Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team

Goalies David Leggio, Brandon Maxwell Complete US Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team

"There were reasons for them to quit - there were reasons for them to say, 'I've had enough, '" said Desjardins, who has worked closely with team GM Sean Burke to select a squad featuring players like Ben Scrivens, Rene Bourque, Brandon Kozun, Mason Raymond and Derek Roy.

Most surprisingly, the roster does not include a single player from the NCAA or Canadian major juniors ranks with Hockey Canada opting for a veteran-heavy roster.

Vernon's Andrew Ebbett will play for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.

Oakbank's Quinton Howden is playing with Minsk Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russian Federation this season.

When Desjardins was named head coach of Team Canada last summer, I argued that it was a great choice. He bounced between the Blues, Predators, and Oilers in the two seasons that followed, and has since played in the KHL, Swiss league, and now SHL, where he has 25 points in 30 games with Linköping.

That's the story for a B.C. hockey player who will find himself skating for Team Canada during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Before that, he played at Clarkson University and helped the Golden Knights to a conference playoff title in 2007 and a regular season championship the following year.

"Not knowing the complete rosters of all the other teams, I love our team", Gionta said. Now with his team complete, he was excited to see them hit the ice next month.

The selection process was as thorough as it could be, with upwards of 100 players getting a look over the course of seven worldwide tournaments and 14 months.

Brule was picked sixth overall in the 2005 National Hockey League draft and appeared in 299 regular season games from 2005 to 2014, notching 43 goals and 52 assists while playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes.

The Canadian women have won four consecutive gold medals, including at the 2014 Sochi Games, when they defeated the United States in an epic overtime thriller.

Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia for the Canadians.

"I think Canadians are going to get behind this team".

Canada will be solid in goal, mobile on defence, skilled and experienced up front - and above all hard to play against, according to the team braintrust.

"But for the players that are going there, they're playing for their country and it's still going to be a huge tournament, a lot of people watching and I think it's going to be a great tournament, even if the National Hockey League is not there".

Finally the Golden Knights offered Leggio the walk-on spot and by the end of his second year he had emerged as Clarkson's starting goalie, playing in 25 games that season with an 11-9-3 record, a 2.57 goals-against average and a.913 save percentage.

"Honestly, when I first got invited to one of the camps I thought, my goodness, they're actually considering me", Howden said.


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