Sports Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday

16:22  11 january  2018
16:22  11 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Canadian Olympic men's hockey team that will try for a third straight gold medal next month will be announced Thursday.

Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday© Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee issued a joint release Wednesday announcing the team for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be unveiled in Calgary at noon ET.

You can watch the announcement live on CBCSports.ca.

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CALGARY—The Canadian Olympic men ’ s hockey team that will try for a third straight gold medal next month will be announced Thursday . Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee issued a joint release Wednesday announcing the team for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

Canadian men ' s Olympic hockey management team offers no surprises. Comments. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio- Canada ' s online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities).

General manager Sean Burke and head coach Willie Desjardins don't have that luxury for next month's Games, as the NHL decided not to send players to the Olympics for the first time since 1994.

Hockey Canada brass used three pre-Olympic European tournaments — the Karjala Cup, Channel One Cup and Spengler Cup, to evaluate potential players. The majority of players Canada picked were from European-based leagues, though some AHL and U.S. college players also got a look.

The 12-nation men's hockey tournament at the 2018 Games goes from Feb. 14-25 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre and the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

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