Hockey Canada Names Roster for 2016 Spengler Cup

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced the 23 players that will wear the Canadian jersey and compete for Team Canada at the oldest club tournament in the world, the 2016 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced the 23 players that will wear the Canadian jersey and compete for Team Canada at the oldest club tournament in the world, the 2016 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

Number Player Pos Shoots Height Weight DOB Hometown Current Team
4 Colby Genoway Forward R 6’1 198 12-12-1983 Morden, Man. KHL Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)
11 Gregory Campbell Forward L 6’0 196 12-17-1983 Tillsonburg, Ont. Hockey Canada
15 Dustin Jeffrey Forward L 6’1 205 02-27-1998 Camlachie, Ont. Lausanne HC (NLA)
16 Nick Spaling Forward L 6’1 198 09-19-1988 Drayton, Ont. Genève-Servette HC (NLA)
19 Andrew Ebbett Forward L 5’9 176 01-02-1983 Vernon, B.C. SC Bern (NLA)
21 Mason Raymond Forward L 6’1 179 09-17-1985 Cochrane, Alta. Hockey Canada
25 Cory Emmerton Forward L 6’0 192 06-01-1988 St. Thomas, Ont. HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA)
42 David McIntyre Forward L 6’0 194 02-04-1987 Pefferlaw, Ont. EV Zug (NLA)
71 Jacob Micflikier Forward L 5’8 181 07-11-1984 Winnipeg, Man. EHC Biel-Bienne (NLA)
78 Marc-Antoine Pouliot Forward R 6’1 187 05-22-1985 Quebec City, Que. EHC Biel-Bienne (NLA)
88 James Sheppard Forward L 6’1 216 04-25-1988 Lower Sackville, N.S. EHC Kloten (NLA)
89 Chris DiDomenico Forward R 5’11 183 02-20-1989 Woodbridge, Ont. SCL Tigers (NLA)
3 Brandon Gormley Defence L 6’2 196 02-18-1992 Murray River, P.E.I. Albany (AHL)
5 Chay Genoway Defence L 5’9 170 12-20-1986 Morden, Man. Jokerit Helsinki (KHL)
7 Blake Parlett Defence R 6’1 205 05-13-1989 Bracebridge, Ont. KHL Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)
26 Shaun Heshka Defence R 6’1 209 07-30-1985 Melville, Sask. Kärpät Oulu (Liiga)
36 Mark Flood Defence R 6’1 190 09-29-1984 Sherwood, P.E.I. EC Red Bull Salzburg (EBEL)
55 Daniel Vukovic Defence R 6’3 220 02-19-1986 Toronto, Ont. Genève-Servette HC (NLA)
56 Maxim Noreau Defence R 6’0 198 05-24-1987 Montreal, Que. SC Bern (NLA)
82 Shaone Morrisonn Defence L 6’4 209 12-23-1982 Vancouver, B.C. KHL Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)

Number Player Pos Catches Height Weight DOB Hometown Current Team
1 Drew MacIntyre Goaltender L 6’1 190 06-24-1983 Stratford, P.E.I. KHL Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)
30 Zach Fucale Goaltender L 6’2 187 05-28-1995 Rosemère, Que. Brampton (ECHL)
32 Jordon Cooke Goaltender L 5’10 180 06-06-1993 Leduc, Alta. University of Saskatchewan (CWUAA)

Staff

Name Role Hometown
Tom Renney President & Chief Executive Officer Cranbrook, B.C.
Scott Smith Chief Operating Officer Bathurst, N.B.
Scott Salmond Vice President, Hockey Operations Creston, B.C.
Sean Burke General Manager Windsor, Ont.
Luke Richardson Head Coach Ottawa, Ont.
Gordie Dwyer Assistant Coach Dalhousie, N.S.
Dave King Assistant Coach Saskatoon, Sask.
Michael Lawrence Video Coach St-Bruno, Que.
Pat Clayton Athletic Therapist Calgary, Alta.
Robin McDonald Equipment Manager Didsbury, Alta.
Andy Huppi Massage Therapist Jona, SUI
Jim Thorne Doctor Calgary, Alta.
Shawn Bullock Manager, Hockey Operations Wainwright, Alta.

“The opportunity to participate in one of the oldest invitational hockey tournaments in the world is a highlight event for our players and staff during the season,” said Sean Burke, Canada’s National Men’s Team general manager for the Spengler Cup. “We have a team with leadership and experience from last year and we’re confident in the players we’ve assembled to represent Canada with pride as they wear the Canadian jersey.”

 

With 13 tournament championships, and a chance to repeat for the first time since 2002-2003, Canada is making its 33rd consecutive appearance in the tournament when it kicks off on Boxing Day. 

 

This year’s team also includes five members (three forwards, one defenceman, and one goaltender) from the 2015 Spengler Cup championship team: Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA), Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./HC Ambri-Piotta, NLA), Drew MacIntyre (Stratford, P.E.I./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL), James Sheppard (Lower Sackville, N.S./EHC Kloten, NLA), and Daniel Vukovic (Toronto, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA).

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