by Jason LaRose
December 22, 2013, COPENHAGEN, Denmark (ISN) – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced Sunday that Felix Girard (Lévis, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) has been released by Canada’s National Junior Team and will be returning immediately to his club team.
Canada’s roster is now at 22 players for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, including two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. Once those 22 players have been officially registered with the International Ice Hockey Federation, no changes can be made to the roster.
Canada’s National Junior Team has played two if its three pre-tournament games, falling to Sweden 3-0 earlier today in Ängelholm, Sweden, after defeating Finland 4-2 on December 20. Its final pre-tournament game, December 23 against Switzerland, will be broadcast live by Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters, TSN and RDS.
The 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship gets underway on December 26, with Canada facing Germany at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT. All of Canada’s games will be carried live on both TSN and RDS. Check local listings for times and details in your broadcast area.
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