Hockey Canada has announced the addition of forwards Pierre-Luc Dubois (Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL) and Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Colorado, NHL) to its roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship, May 10-26 in Košice and Bratislava, Slovakia.
In his second season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dubois recorded 27 goals and 34 assists in 82 games, and added two goals and three assists in 10 playoff games. This marks his second appearance at the IIHF World Championship after suiting up with Canada’s National Men’s Team in 2018. Dubois’ international experience also includes a silver medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, gold with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and bronze with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship. He also played for Team Canada Black at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Jost just finished his second season in the NHL, appearing in 70 games with the Colorado Avalanche. He registered 11 goals and 15 assists, and added three goals and one assist in 12 playoff games. He will make his second appearance at the IIHF World Championship after wearing the Maple Leaf in 2018. Jost has also won a silver medal for Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and gold medals at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and World Junior A Challenge in 2015. He served as captain at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship and competed at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and World Junior A Challenge in 2014.
Canada is in search of its first gold medal at the IIHF World Championship since 2016, facing off against Finland, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, the host Slovakians and the United States in the preliminary round before the tournament wraps up with the bronze and gold medal games on May 26.
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will carry 64 and 29 games, respectively; check local listings for details.
Since 1931, Canada has won the world championship 20 times – not counting the years when Olympic Winter Games gold medallist was also considered world champion. The country has also collected 12 silver medals and seven bronze.