(ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Men’s Team will be on the ice this weekend in Munich, Germany, at the 2014 Deutschland Cup, which runs Nov. 7-9 at the Olympia-Eissportzentrum.
Canada will open the tournament Friday, Nov. 7 when it meets Slovakia at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT, before facing Switzerland on Saturday and host Germany on Sunday in the round-robin tournament.
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Team Canada’s 22-player 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 National Men’s Team has announced one roster change; Brandon Buck (Delaware, Ont./ERC Ingolstadt, GER) will replace Norm Milley (Toronto, Ont./Wolfsburg, GER), who is unable to participate due to injury.
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Canada’s roster for the 2014 Deutschland Cup includes:
· seven players who played for Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2012 Deutschland Cup (Caron, Dixon, Festerling, Fraser, 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)
There will be no TV or radio coverage of the 2014 Deutschland Cup, but fans can follow all of the action with live updates at www.hockeycanada.ca. Hockey Canada’s official website is also the place to find game summaries, stories and other features.
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).