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TEAM CANADA NAMES ADDITIONAL PLAYERS

FOR 2008 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IN HALIFAX AND QUEBEC CITY

CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada announced nine additional players, including two alternates, to Canada’s roster for the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Halifax and Quebec City, which begins on May 2nd.

Yzerman and Team Canada’s management expect to announce two additional defencemen in the coming days.

The players named today by GM Steve Yzerman and assistant GMs Doug Armstrong and Luc Robitaille are: goaltender Mathieu Garon, defencemen Brent Burns and Ed Jovanovski and forwards Ryan Getzlaf, Dany Heatley, Chris Kunitz and Jason Spezza. The two Team Canada alternates named today are defenceman Mark Giordano and forward Sam Gagner.

Hockey Canada also announced that three players from the National Junior Team that competed at the 2007 Super Series – defenceman Logan Pyett and forwards Cory Emmerton and Kyle Turris – will join Team Canada for training camp purposes only.

current roster: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.cfm/ci_id...ss_id/21256.htm

# Player S/C Ht Wt Birthdate Hometown/Country 2007 - 2008 Team

Goaltender

30 Cam Ward /L 6'1 200 02/29/1984 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN Carolina Hurricanes/NHL

31 Pascal Leclaire /L 6'2 197 11/07/1982 St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC, CAN Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL

32 Mathieu Garon /R 6'2 207 01/09/1978 Chandler, QC, CAN Edmonton Oilers/NHL

Defence

2 Duncan Keith L/ 6'0 187 07/16/1983 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Chicago Blackhawks/NHL

3 ** Logan Pyett R/ 5'10 199 05/26/1988 Milestone, SK, CAN Regina Pats/WHL

4 Jay Bouwmeester L/ 6'4 212 09/27/1983 Edmonton, AB, CAN Florida Panthers/NHL

7 * Mark Giordano L/ 6'0 203 10/03/1983 Toronto, ON, CAN Moscow Dynamo/RUS

8 Brent Burns R/ 6'5 219 03/09/1985 Barrie, ON, CAN Minnesota Wild/NHL

24 Steve Staios R/ 6'1 200 07/28/1973 Hamilton, ON, CAN Edmonton Oilers/NHL

55 Ed Jovanovski L/ 6'2 210 06/26/1976 Windsor, ON, CAN Phoenix Coyotes/NHL

Forward

9 Derek Roy L/ 5'9 188 05/04/1983 Ottawa, ON, CAN Buffalo Sabres/NHL

10 Patrick Sharp R/ 6'1 197 12/27/1981 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN Chicago Blackhawks/NHL

12 Eric Staal L/ 6'4 205 10/29/1984 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN Carolina Hurricanes/NHL

13 Ray Whitney L/ 5'10 180 05/08/1972 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN Carolina Hurricanes/NHL

14 Chris Kunitz L/ 5'11 195 09/26/1979 Regina, SK, CAN Anaheim Ducks/NHL

15 Dany Heatley L/ 6'3 216 01/21/1981 Calgary, AB, CAN Ottawa Senators/NHL

16 Jonathan Toews L/ 6'2 203 04/29/1988 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Chicago Blackhawks/NHL

17 ** Kyle Turris R/ 6'1.5 170 08/14/1989 New Westminster, BC, CAN Wisconsin /WCHA

19 Shane Doan R/ 6'2 216 10/10/1976 Halkirk, AB, CAN Phoenix Coyotes/NHL

21 Jamal Mayers R/ 6'2 220 10/24/1974 Toronto, ON, CAN St. Louis Blues/NHL

22 ** Cory Emmerton L/ 6'0 190 06/01/1988 St. Thomas, ON, CAN Brampton Battalion/OHL

25 Jason Chimera L/ 6'2 206 05/02/1979 Edmonton, AB, CAN Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL

26 Martin St-Louis L/ 5'9 185 06/18/1975 Laval, QC, CAN Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL

51 Ryan Getzlaf R/ 6'3 216 05/10/1985 Regina, SK, CAN Anaheim Ducks/NHL

61 Rick Nash L/ 6'4 215 06/16/1984 Brampton, ON, CAN Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL

89 * Sam Gagner R/ 5'10 191 08/10/1989 Oakville, ON, CAN Edmonton Oilers/NHL

91 Jason Spezza R/ 6'3 214 06/13/1983 Toronto, ON, CAN Ottawa Senators/NHL

Coaches

Ken Hitchcock , Head Coach Edmonton, AB, CAN Columbus Blue Jackets

Craig MacTavish , Associate Coach London, ON, CAN Edmonton Oilers

Mike Johnston , Associate Coach Darthmouth, NS, CAN Los Angeles Kings

Pat Burns , Associate Coach St. Henri, QC, CAN Hockey Canada

Staff

Bob Nicholson , President Penticton, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Johnny Misley , Vice-president, Hockey Vancouver, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Steve Yzerman , General Manager Nepean, ON, CAN Hockey Canada

Doug Armstrong , Assistant General Manager Sarnia, ON, CAN Dallas Stars

Luc Robitaille , Assistant General Manager Montreal, QC, CAN Los Angeles Kings

Brad Pascall , Sr. Director, Men`s National Teams Coquitlam, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Scott Salmond , Director, Men’s National Team Creston, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Jamie Pringle , Video Coordinator Picton, ON, CAN Hockey Canada

Robin McDonald , Equipment Manager Didsbury, AB, CAN Hockey Canada

Darren Granger , Equipment Manager Brandon, MB, CAN Los Angeles Kings

Dr. Ian Auld , Team Doctor Victoria, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Kent Kobelka , Therapist Revelstoke, BC, CAN Hockey Canada

Christopher Broadhurst , Therapist Oakville, ON, CAN Phoenix Coyotes

Steve Lines , Massage therapist Winnipeg, MB, CAN Edmonton Oilers

Notes

* Alternate players

** Joining Team Canada for training camp

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that's a sweet looking team! a lot of return players which will do well for team chemistry and some notable additions.

...so many players i'd never cheer for unless they're donning the red sweaters. yeah! i can cheer for heatley and getzlaf again! lol.

(i'm happy to see garon's on that list.)

thanks for the post. i'm psyched for the tournament to start.

(any word on other lineups? i know huet will be playing for france...is ovechkin and co. going to join the russian squad?)

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MOSCOW – The Russian Hockey Federation will travel with 25 players from Moscow to Montreal tomorrow and will be holding a training camp including two exhibition games against Canada and Switzerland.

The team will be joined by Nashville Predators forward Alexander Radulov and by a Washington Capitals trio including National Hockey League top scorer Alexander Ovechkin, who had 65 goals and 47 assists in 82 regular season games. His Capitals team-mates Alexander Semin and Sergei Fedorov will also join the national team in Montreal.

Vyacheslav Bykov will have the training camp in Canada with 29 players – 8 of whom from the NHL, 21 from the Russian Superliga. Continental Cup winner Ak Bars Kazan has most players (5) in the roster including its first attacker line Alexei Morozov, Danis Zaripov and Sergei Zinovyev. Only 20 of the 26 skaters can be registered for the preliminary round.

Russia’s roster as of April 25

Goalkeepers (3): Mikhail Biryukov (MVD Moscow Region), Semen Varlamov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Alexander Yeremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa).

Defencemen (9): Dmitri Vorobiev (Lada Togliatti), Denis Grebeshkov (Edmonton Oilers), Dmitri Kalinin (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Korneyev (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Kuteykin, Vitaly Proshkin (both Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Daniil Markov (Dynamo Moscow), Evgeni Medvedev, Ilya Nikulin (both Ak Bars Kazan).

Forwards (17): Evgeni Artyukhin, Petr Schastlivyy (both CSKA Moscow), Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Gorovikov, Maxim Sushinsky (both SKA St. Petersburg), Danis Zaripov, Sergei Zinovyev, Alexei Morozov (all Ak Bars Kazan), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta Thrashers), Nikolai Kulemin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Sergei Mozyakin (Atlant Mytishchi), Alexei Tereshchenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Fedor Fedorov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Sergei Fedorov (all Washington Capitals), Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators).

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COLORADO SPRINGS, United States – Forward Phil Kessel, defenceman Mark Stuart and goaltender Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, and Chicago forward Adam Burish were added to the roster of the U.S. national team for the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Kessel, who played in all 82 regular-season games and recorded 37 points (19-18) for the NHL’s Boston Bruins in 2007-08, joins the national team for the third time, while Thomas, the Bruins’ starting goaltender and a 2008 NHL All-Star Game selection, will make his sixth appearance with Team USA.

Kessel has represented the United States in international competition on six previous occasions and is USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s all-time leading scorer with 104 goals and 180 points. He earned the gold and silver medals at the IIHF World U18 Championships in 2005 and 2004, respectively. Kessel is also a two-time member of both the U20 team (2005-06) and the men’s national team (2006-07).

Thomas has worn the colours of Team USA at five previous IIHF World Championships (1995-96, 1998-99, 2005). He backstopped the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2007-08 with 28 wins and career-bests in goals-against average (2.44), save percentage (92.1) and shutouts (3).

Stuart, who will make his World Championship debut, played two years (2000-02) at USA Hockey's national team development program. He captained the U18 Team to its first-ever gold at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championship and accomplished the same feat as captain at the 2004 IIHF World U20 Championship. Stuart also skated for the Americans at the 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship.

Burish, who captained the University of Wisconsin to the NCAA championship in 2005-06, will represent the United States in international competition for the first time.

USA Hockey also announced that forward Nathan Gerbe (Boston College) and defenceman Matt Gilroy (Boston University) have been invited to the training camp in Portland, Maine. The two will train with Team USA (April 24-30) and will compete in the pre-tournament game against Sweden on Sunday (April 27) at the Cumberland County Civic Center at 7 p.m. (EDT).

2008 United States Men’s National Ice Hockey Team

GOALTENDERS (3)

No. Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team (League)

Craig Anderson 6-2 (188) 180 (82) 5/21/81 L Park Ridge, Ill. Florida Panthers (NHL)

Robert Esche 6-0 (183) 204 (92) 1/22/78 L Utica, N.Y. Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)

Tim Thomas 5-11 (180) 201 (91) 4/14/74 L Flint, Mich. Boston Bruins (NHL)

DEFENSEMEN (7)

Keith Ballard 5-11 (180) 208 (94) 11/26/82 L Baudette, Minn. Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Tom Gilbert 6-3 (191) 206 (93) 1/10/83 R Minneapolis, Minn. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Tim Gleason 6-0 (183) 217 (98) 1/29/83 L Clawson, Mich. Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Matt Greene 6-3 (191) 224 (102) 5/13/83 R Grand Ledge, Mich. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Paul Martin 6-1 (185) 195 (88) 3/5/81 L Minneapolis, Minn. New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Mark Stuart 6-2 (188) 213 (96) 4/27/84 L Rochester, Minn. Boston Bruins (NHL)

James Wisniewski 6-0 (183) 207 (94) 2/21/84 R Canton, Mich. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

FOR WARDS (13)

David Backes 6-3 (191) 216 (98) 5/1/84 R Minneapolis, Minn. St. Louis Blues (NHL)

David Booth 6-0 (183) 212 (96) 11/24/84 L Detroit, Mich. Florida Panthers (NHL)

Dustin Brown 6-0 (183) 200 (91) 11/4/84 R Ithaca, N.Y. L.A. Kings (NHL)

Adam Burish 6-1 (185) 189 (86) 1/6/83 R Madison, Wis. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Jeff Halpern 6-0 (183) 203 (92) 5/3/76 R Potomac, Md. Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Patrick Kane 5-10 (178) 163 (74) 11/19/88 L Buffalo, N.Y. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Phil Kessel 6-0 (183) 180 (81) 10/2/87 R Madison, Wis. Boston Bruins (NHL)

Peter Mueller 6-2 (188) 205 (93) 4/14/88 R Bloomington, Minn. Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Patrick O’Sullivan 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 2/1/85 L Winston-Salem, N.C. L.A. Kings (NHL)

Zach Parise 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 7/24/84 L Minneapolis, Minn. New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Jason Pominville 6-0 (183) 186 (84) 11/30/82 R Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Drew Stafford 6-2 (188) 202 (92) 10/30/85 R Milwaukee, Wis. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Lee Stempniak 6-0 (183) 195 (88) 2/4/83 R West Seneca, N.Y. St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Head Coach: John Tortorella

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MOSCOW – The Russian Hockey Federation will travel with 25 players from Moscow to Montreal tomorrow and will be holding a training camp including two exhibition games against Canada and Switzerland.

The team will be joined by Nashville Predators forward Alexander Radulov and by a Washington Capitals trio including National Hockey League top scorer Alexander Ovechkin, who had 65 goals and 47 assists in 82 regular season games. His Capitals team-mates Alexander Semin and Sergei Fedorov will also join the national team in Montreal.

Vyacheslav Bykov will have the training camp in Canada with 29 players – 8 of whom from the NHL, 21 from the Russian Superliga. Continental Cup winner Ak Bars Kazan has most players (5) in the roster including its first attacker line Alexei Morozov, Danis Zaripov and Sergei Zinovyev. Only 20 of the 26 skaters can be registered for the preliminary round.

Russia's roster as of April 25

Goalkeepers (3): Mikhail Biryukov (MVD Moscow Region), Semen Varlamov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Alexander Yeremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa).

Defencemen (9): Dmitri Vorobiev (Lada Togliatti), Denis Grebeshkov (Edmonton Oilers), Dmitri Kalinin (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Korneyev (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Kuteykin, Vitaly Proshkin (both Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Daniil Markov (Dynamo Moscow), Evgeni Medvedev, Ilya Nikulin (both Ak Bars Kazan).

Forwards (17): Evgeni Artyukhin, Petr Schastlivyy (both CSKA Moscow), Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Gorovikov, Maxim Sushinsky (both SKA St. Petersburg), Danis Zaripov, Sergei Zinovyev, Alexei Morozov (all Ak Bars Kazan), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta Thrashers), Nikolai Kulemin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Sergei Mozyakin (Atlant Mytishchi), Alexei Tereshchenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Fedor Fedorov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Sergei Fedorov (all Washington Capitals), Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators).

thanks again. wow! what a lineup! that's exciting!

sorry to harrass you with questions but there are no exhibition games in montreal right? they're just training here? (which is cool in and of itself)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, United States – Forward Phil Kessel, defenceman Mark Stuart and goaltender Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, and Chicago forward Adam Burish were added to the roster of the U.S. national team for the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Kessel, who played in all 82 regular-season games and recorded 37 points (19-18) for the NHL’s Boston Bruins in 2007-08, joins the national team for the third time, while Thomas, the Bruins’ starting goaltender and a 2008 NHL All-Star Game selection, will make his sixth appearance with Team USA.

Kessel has represented the United States in international competition on six previous occasions and is USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s all-time leading scorer with 104 goals and 180 points. He earned the gold and silver medals at the IIHF World U18 Championships in 2005 and 2004, respectively. Kessel is also a two-time member of both the U20 team (2005-06) and the men’s national team (2006-07).

Thomas has worn the colours of Team USA at five previous IIHF World Championships (1995-96, 1998-99, 2005). He backstopped the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2007-08 with 28 wins and career-bests in goals-against average (2.44), save percentage (92.1) and shutouts (3).

Stuart, who will make his World Championship debut, played two years (2000-02) at USA Hockey's national team development program. He captained the U18 Team to its first-ever gold at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championship and accomplished the same feat as captain at the 2004 IIHF World U20 Championship. Stuart also skated for the Americans at the 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship.

Burish, who captained the University of Wisconsin to the NCAA championship in 2005-06, will represent the United States in international competition for the first time.

USA Hockey also announced that forward Nathan Gerbe (Boston College) and defenceman Matt Gilroy (Boston University) have been invited to the training camp in Portland, Maine. The two will train with Team USA (April 24-30) and will compete in the pre-tournament game against Sweden on Sunday (April 27) at the Cumberland County Civic Center at 7 p.m. (EDT).

2008 United States Men’s National Ice Hockey Team

GOALTENDERS (3)

No. Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team (League)

Craig Anderson 6-2 (188) 180 (82) 5/21/81 L Park Ridge, Ill. Florida Panthers (NHL)

Robert Esche 6-0 (183) 204 (92) 1/22/78 L Utica, N.Y. Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)

Tim Thomas 5-11 (180) 201 (91) 4/14/74 L Flint, Mich. Boston Bruins (NHL)

DEFENSEMEN (7)

Keith Ballard 5-11 (180) 208 (94) 11/26/82 L Baudette, Minn. Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Tom Gilbert 6-3 (191) 206 (93) 1/10/83 R Minneapolis, Minn. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Tim Gleason 6-0 (183) 217 (98) 1/29/83 L Clawson, Mich. Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Matt Greene 6-3 (191) 224 (102) 5/13/83 R Grand Ledge, Mich. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Paul Martin 6-1 (185) 195 (88) 3/5/81 L Minneapolis, Minn. New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Mark Stuart 6-2 (188) 213 (96) 4/27/84 L Rochester, Minn. Boston Bruins (NHL)

James Wisniewski 6-0 (183) 207 (94) 2/21/84 R Canton, Mich. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

FOR WARDS (13)

David Backes 6-3 (191) 216 (98) 5/1/84 R Minneapolis, Minn. St. Louis Blues (NHL)

David Booth 6-0 (183) 212 (96) 11/24/84 L Detroit, Mich. Florida Panthers (NHL)

Dustin Brown 6-0 (183) 200 (91) 11/4/84 R Ithaca, N.Y. L.A. Kings (NHL)

Adam Burish 6-1 (185) 189 (86) 1/6/83 R Madison, Wis. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Jeff Halpern 6-0 (183) 203 (92) 5/3/76 R Potomac, Md. Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Patrick Kane 5-10 (178) 163 (74) 11/19/88 L Buffalo, N.Y. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Phil Kessel 6-0 (183) 180 (81) 10/2/87 R Madison, Wis. Boston Bruins (NHL)

Peter Mueller 6-2 (188) 205 (93) 4/14/88 R Bloomington, Minn. Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Patrick O’Sullivan 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 2/1/85 L Winston-Salem, N.C. L.A. Kings (NHL)

Zach Parise 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 7/24/84 L Minneapolis, Minn. New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Jason Pominville 6-0 (183) 186 (84) 11/30/82 R Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Drew Stafford 6-2 (188) 202 (92) 10/30/85 R Milwaukee, Wis. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Lee Stempniak 6-0 (183) 195 (88) 2/4/83 R West Seneca, N.Y. St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Head Coach: John Tortorella

nice young team there

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Unfortunately, Sweden have been turned down by pretty much everyone. Not just by players from the NHL, but a lot of the best players from our national league are out injured, retired themselves from the national team or have been forced to say no due to other circumstances. We try to stay positive though, thinking about the other times we've sent a team no one has believed in and then ended up winning the whole thing (2006 for example).

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Unfortunately, Sweden have been turned down by pretty much everyone. Not just by players from the NHL, but a lot of the best players from our national league are out injured, retired themselves from the national team or have been forced to say no due to other circumstances. We try to stay positive though, thinking about the other times we've sent a team no one has believed in and then ended up winning the whole thing (2006 for example).
that's how it is almost every year for Canada and the US...

the players invited have just finished a long season -- 82 games, longer than the European seasons I believe -- and have been disappointed to miss the playoffs altogether or were eliminated in the first round... then to ask them to travel overseas to keep playing in a tournament most Canadians consider a poor alternative to winning the Stanley Cup is a bit much... I read an article today about a past WC tournament, I believe a year it was held in Sweden, in which 87 Canadian NHL players declined to go... the team was so hard up, they ended up using mostly Canadians playing in European leagues to ice a team...

that's why NHL players like Ryan Smyth who always say they'll proudly go represent Canada are so admired and beloved...

now the shoe is on the other foot and the European teams have to deal with the travel... as well, the tournament is going to be played on the smaller North American rinks so the European players also have more physical games to look forward to... it's understandable why some players would decline, especially if they aren't 100% healthy right now or haven't signed a contract for next season yet and don't want to risk an injury...

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thanks again. wow! what a lineup! that's exciting!

sorry to harrass you with questions but there are no exhibition games in montreal right? they're just training here? (which is cool in and of itself)

April 26

14:00 St-Léonard (CAN)

France vs. Italy

April 26

19:00 Quebec City (CAN)

Canada vs. Finland

April 26

19:00 Montreal (CAN)

Belarus vs. Latvia

April 27

14:00 Trois Rivières (CAN)

Russia vs. Switzerland

April 27

19:00 Portland (USA)

USA vs. Sweden

April 28

18:30 Trois Rivières (CAN)

France vs. Czech Rep.

April 28

19:00 Quebec City (CAN)

Canada vs. Russia

April 28

19:00 Lachine (CAN)

Belarus vs. Italy

April 29

19:00 St-Hyacinthe (CAN)

Denmark vs. Switzerland

April 29

19:00 Port Hawkesbury (CAN)

Norway vs. Slovenia

just the one in Montreal tonight, but i would expect you'll be doing something else at the time ;)

I have to apologize, I am terrible with the geography of small locales so I don't know if the other Quebec towns are a reasonable distance from Montreal...

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notes about

Player Entry

The teams submit the names of the participating players at the first Championship Directorate on May 1.

The maximum number of players allowed on a Team Registration Form at the beginning of the World Championship is 20 skaters and 3 goalies. The minimum is 15 skaters and 2 goalies.

At the first Directorate meeting May 1, the teams must name at least the minimum number of 15 skaters and 2 goalkeepers. The players entered must be present at the championship venue by the time of the Directorate meeting.

The remaining players up to the allowed maximum of 20 + 3 must be submitted for players' control two hours before any of the following championship games.

During a game, a team may enter (dress) 20 skaters and 2 goalkeepers on the Official Game Sheet, with the emergency goalkeeper standing by if a goalie entered to the Official Game Sheet is unable to play.

From the start of the Qualification Round and Relegation Round on May 8 (and until two hours before any of the following games), the teams are entitled to add two additional players (skaters or goalkeepers) to their roster.

No players have to be deleted from the roster. From the start of the Qualification Round and the Relegation Round, the teams can thus carry a maximum of 25 players (skaters and goalkeepers in any combination).

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this is Hockey Canada's page for the World Championship... be warned, their site can be a bit slow loading...

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/2/1/2/5/6/index1.shtml

the team pages, links about halfway down on the left, are useful for 'notable players' that may play... heck, they list the three Habs for Belarus but I think they may be otherwise engaged ;)

the IIHF site may be more user friendly

http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-world-ch...nship/home.html

for laughs, go to the other Championships and see some of the lop-sided games in the lower Divisions...

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thanks for all the info wayne. i always get psyched for worlds!

it should be an exciting tournament.

too bad there's only the one game in montreal which, as you put it, i'll be too busy doing 'other things' to see. lol.

one more question (until the next one): where is the russian national team practicing? are there any open ones?

thanks!

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thanks for all the info wayne. i always get psyched for worlds!

it should be an exciting tournament.

too bad there's only the one game in montreal which, as you put it, i'll be too busy doing 'other things' to see. lol.

one more question (until the next one): where is the russian national team practicing? are there any open ones?

thanks!

according to Hockey Canada the Colisée Pepsi in Québec City
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according to Hockey Canada the Colisée Pepsi in Québec City

weird. the earlier article said that they were coming to montreal. i guess they'll be practicing where the games are so they'll be moving around a lot.

i guess i'll just have to catch the games instead.

thanks again.

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weird. the earlier article said that they were coming to montreal. i guess they'll be practicing where the games are so they'll be moving around a lot.

i guess i'll just have to catch the games instead.

thanks again.

the earlier article was from the IIHF and it didn't give a source... though the Hockey Canada site isn't perfect either and can have out-dated info too...

maybe, the Russians were planning to be in Montreal but with the Habs still going they decided to adjust their plans and stay out of the way in Quebec?

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Preliminary Rosters

Find here the preliminary rosters, as announced by the respective national associations. Please note that the official player entry procedure begins on May 1 at the first directorate meeting.

Belarus (as of April 19)

Goalies (3): Vitali Koval (Neman Grodno), Dmitri Karpikov (Keramin Minsk), Dmitri Milchakov (HK Vitebsk).

Defenders (7): Alexander Makritsky, Andrei Antonov (both Keramin Minsk), Viktor Kostyuchenok, Oleg Leontiev (both Yunost Minsk), Sergei Kolosov, Alexander Zhurik (both Dinamo Minsk), Andrei Bashko (Metallurg Zhlobin).

Forwards (14): Andrei Mikhalev, Yaroslav Chupris (both Keramin Minsk), Alexander Borovkov, Artem Senkevich (both Yunost Minsk), Alexander Kulakov, Dmitri Dudik, Evgeny Kurilin, Sergei Demagin (all Dinamo Minsk), Sergei Zadelenov (HK Gomel), Dmitri Meleshko (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Oleg Antonenko (MVD Moscow Region/RUS), Alexei Kalyuzhny (Avangard Omsk/RUS), Alexei Ugarov (Neftehimik Nizhnekamsk/RUS), Konstantin Koltsov (Salavat Yulayev Ufa/RUS).

Head coach: Curt Fraser. Assistant coaches: Glen Hanlon, Eduard Zankovets, Vladimir Tsyplanov.

Canada (as of April 26)

Goalies: Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes), Pascal Leclaire (Columbus Blue Jackets), Mathieu Garon (Edmonton Oilers).

Defenders: Dan Hamhuis (Nashville Predators), Logan Pyett (Regina Pats/WHL), Jay Bouwmeester (Florida Panthers), Mark Giordano (Moscow Dynamo/RUS), Brent Burns (Minnesota Wild), Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), Steve Staios (Edmonton Oilers), Mike Green (Washington Capitals), Ed Jovanovski (Phoenix Coyotes).

Forwards: Derek Roy (Buffalo Sabres), Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks), Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes), Chris Kunitz (Anaheim Ducks), Dany Heatley (Ottawa Senators), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks), Kyle Turris (Wisconsin /WCHA), Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes), Jamal Mayers (St. Louis Blues), Cory Emmerton (Brampton Battalion/OHL), Jason Chimera (Columbus Blue Jackets), Martin St-Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), Rick Nash (Columbus Blue Jackets), Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers), Jason Spezza (Ottawa Senators).

Head coach: Ken Hitchcock (Columbus Blue Jackets). Assistant coaches: Craig MacTavish (Edmonton Oilers), Mike Johnston (Los Angeles Kings), Pat Burns (Hockey Canada).

Czech Republic (as of April 26)

Goalies (3): Milan Hnilicka (Salavat Yulayev Ufa/RUS), Marek Pinc (Liberec), Adam Svoboda (Slavia Prague).

Defenders (8): Tomas Kaberle (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL), Filip Kuba (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL), Jan Hejda (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Zbynek Michalek (Phoenix Coyotes/NHL), Ladislav Smid (Edmonton Oilers/NHL), Karel Rachunek (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Petr Caslava (Severstal Cherepovets/RUS), Vladimir Sicak (Ceske Budejovice).

Forwards (14): Patrik Elias (New Jersey Devils/NHL), David Krejci (Boston Bruins/NHL), Tomas Fleischmann (Washington Capitals/NHL), Radim Vrbata, Martin Hanzal (both Phoenix Coyotes/NHL), Ales Kotalik (Buffalo Sabres/NHL), Jiri Novotny (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Zbynek Irgl (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl/RUS), Leos Cermak (Liberec), Tomas Rolinek (Pardubice), Ladislav Kohn (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Jakub Klepis (Slavia Prague), Petr Kumstat, Vaclav Skuhravy (both Karlovy Vary).

Head coach: Alois Hadamczik. Assistant coaches: Josef Palecek, Frantisek Musil.

Denmark (as of April 25)

Goalkeepers (2): Patrick Galbraith (Soenderjyske Vojens), Peter Hirsch (AaB Aalborg).

Defenders (7): Andreas Andreasen (Esbjerg IK), Mads Bodker (Rogle/SWE2), Morten Dahlmann (Herlev Hornets), Jesper Damgaard (Rodovre Mighty Bulls), Stefan Lassen (Herning Blue Fox), Daniel Nielsen (Leksands IF/SWE2), Mads Schaarup (Soenderjyske Vojens).

Forwards (15): Mads Christensen (Herning Blue Fox), Kasper Degn (Nordsjaelland Horsholm), Thor Dresler (Odense Bulldogs), Lars Eller (Frolunda Gothenburg), Morten Green (Leksands IF/SWE2), Nichlas Hardt (Tappara Tampere/FIN), Christoffer Kjaergaard (Herning Blue Fox), Kim Lykkeskov (Soenderjyske Vojens), Morten Madsen (Houston Aeros/AHL), Frans Nielsen (New York Islanders/NHL), Bo Nordby-Andersen (AaB Aalborg), Rasmus Olsen (AaB Aalborg), Peter Regin (Timra IK/SWE), Michael Smidt (Rodovre Mighty Bulls), Kim Staal (Linkopings HC/SWE).

Head coach: Mike Sirant. Assistant coach: Stefan Lunner.

Finland (as of April 24)

Goalies (3): Karri Ramo (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL), Sinuhe Wallinheimo (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Petri Vehanen (Lukko Rauma).

Defenders (8): Ville Koistinen (Nashville Predators/NHL), Pekka Saravo (Lulea HF/SWE), Ossi Vaananen (Djurgarden Stockholm/SWE), Antti-Jussi Niemi (Frolunda Gothenburg/SWE), Mikko Luoma (HV71 Jonkoping/SWE), Joni Pitkanen (Edmonton Oilers/NHL), Mikko Jokela (Jokerit Helsinki), Anssi Salmela (Tappara Tampere).

Forwards (13): Mikko Koivu (Minnesota Wild/NHL), Esa Pirnes (Farjestad Karlstad/SWE), Olli Jokinen (Florida Panthers/NHL), Tuomo Ruutu (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL), Ville Peltonen (Florida Panthers/NHL), Hannes Hyvonen (Karpat Oulu), Sean Bergenheim (New York Islanders/NHL), Riku Hahl (Timra IK/SWE), Jarkko Immonen (JYP Jyvaskyla), Jussi Jokinen (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL), Mika Pyorala (Timra IK/SWE), Niko Kapanen (Phoenix Coyotes/NHL), Lennart Petrell (HIFK Helsinki).

Head coach: Doug Shedden. Assistant coaches: Jukka Jalonen, Timo Lehkonen.

France (as of April 23)

Goalies (3): Fabrice Lhenry (Esbjerg/DEN), Eddy Ferhi (Grenoble), Cristobal Huet (Washington Capitals/NHL).

Defenders (7): Baptiste Amar (Grenoble), Vincent Bachet (Amiens), Nicolas Besch (Vaasa/FIN2), Jean-Francois Bonnard (Grenoble), Simon Lacroix (Angers), Benoit Quessandier (Rouen), Teddy Trabichet (Grenoble).

Forwards (13): Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Leksands IF/SWE2), Sébastien Bordeleau (SC Bern/SUI), Olivier Coqueux (Esbjerg/DEN), Julien Desrosiers (Rouen), Laurent Gras (Amiens), Kévin Hecquefeuille (Grenoble), Francois Rozenthal (Morzine), Antoine Lussier (La Chaux-de-Fonds/SUI2), Laurent Meunier (Servette Geneva/SUI), Luc Tardif (Morzine), Yorick Treille (ERC Ingolstadt/GER), Sacha Treille (Grenoble), Jonathan Zwickel (Morzine).

Head coach: Dave Henderson. Assistant coach: Pierre Pousse.

Germany (as of April 26)

Goalies (3): Dimitrij Kotschnew (Sinupret Ice Tigers Nuremberg), Dimitri Patzold (Worcester Sharks/AHL), Robert Muller (Kolner Haie).

Defenders (9): Jason Holland (ERC Ingolstadt), Michael Bakos (ERC Ingolstadt), Chris Schmidt (Iserlohn Roosters), Sebastian Osterloh (Frankfurt Lions), Frank Hordler (Eisbaren Berlin), Dennis Seidenberg (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL), Christoph Schubert (Ottawa Senators/NHL), Andreas Renz (Kolner Haie), André Reiss (Hannover Scorpions).

Forwards (13): John Tripp (Hamburg Freezers), Michael Hackert (Adler Mannheim), Christoph Ullmann (Adler Mannheim), Aleksander Polaczek (Sinupret Ice Tigers Nuremberg), Petr Fical (Sinupret Ice Tigers Nuremberg), Yannic Seidenberg (ERC Ingolstadt), Michael Wolf (Iserlohn Roosters), Philip Gogulla (Kolner Haie), Marco Sturm (Boston Bruins/NHL), Stefan Ustorf (Eisbaren Berlin), Florian Busch (Eisbaren Berlin), Sven Felski (Eisbaren Berlin), Andre Rankel (Eisbaren Berlin).

Head coach: Uwe Krupp. Assistant coaches: Ernst Hofner, Klaus Merk.

Italy (as of April 18)

Goalies (4): Andrea Carpano (SG Pontebba), Gunther Hell (Alleghe Hockey), Adam Russo (HC Bolzano), Thomas Tragust (SHC Fassa).

Defenders (10): Christian Borgatello (HC Bolzano), Steven Patrick Gallace (HC Val Pusteria), Armin Helfer (HC Innsbruck/AUT), Armin Hofer (HC Val Pusteria), Carlo Lorenzi (Alleghe Hockey), Andreas Lutz (SG Pontebba), Florian Ramoser (HC Bolzano), André Signoretti (Herning IK/DEN), Michele Strazzabosco (HCJ Milano), Carter Trevisani (HCJ Milano).

Forwards (15): Luca Ansoldi (HC Bolzano), Paolo Bustreo (Ritten Sport), Mario Chitarroni (Alleghe Hockey), Jason Cirone (Flint Generals/IHL), Giorgio De Bettin (SG Cortina), Manuel De Toni (Alleghe Hockey), Nicola Fontanive (Alleghe Hockey), Patrick Nicholas Iannone (HCJ Milano), Marco Insam (HCJ Milano), Stefano Margoni (SG Pontebba), John Parco (Asiago Hockey), Thomas Pichler (HC Val Pusteria), Jonathan Pittis (HC Bolzano), Roland Ramoser (HC Bolzano), Giulio Scandella (HCJ Milano).

Head coach: Michel Goulet. Assistant coach: Fabio Polloni.

Latvia (as of April 24)

Goalie (3): Sergejs Naumovs (Gomel/BLR), Dmitrijs Zabotinskis (Liepajas Metalurgs), Edgars Masalskis (Metalurg Zhlobin/BLR).

Defenders (9): Rodrigo Lavins (Sodertalje/SWE), Arvids Rekis (Augsburg Panthers/GER), Agris Saviels (Odense Bulldogs/DEN), Guntis Galvins (Alba Volan Szekesfehervar/HUN), Aleksandrs Jerofejevs (Sparta Prague/CZE), Jekabs Redlihs (HC Plzen/CZE), Janis Andersons (HC Ocelari Trinec/CZE), Krisjanis Redlihs (Hamburg Freezers/GER), Georgijs Pujacs (Lada Togliatti/RUS).

Forwards (13): Janis Sprukts (Lukko Rauma/FIN), Juris Stals (Riga 2000), Viktors Blinovs (HK Gomel/BLR), Sergejs Pecura (ASK Ogre), Lauris Darzins (Gomel), Herberts Vasiljevs (Krefeld Pinguine/GER), Aleksejs Sirokovs (Metalurg Zhlobin/BLR), Aleksandrs Nizivijs (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod/RUS), Armands Berzins (Riga 2000), Mikelis Redlihs (Metalurg Zhlobin/BLR), Guntis Dzerins (MHC Martin/SVK), Martins Cipulis (Metalurg Zhlobin/BLR), Aleksandrs Macijevskis (AaB Aarborg/DEN).

Head coach: Olegs Znaroks. Assistant coach: Harijs Vitolins.

Norway (as of April 25)

Goalies (3): Ruben Smith (Storhamar), Pal Grotnes (Comet Halden), André Lysenstoen (Stavanger).

Defenders (8): Juha Kaunismaki (Stavanger), Jonas Holos (Sparta Sarpsborg), Tommy Jakobsen (Graz 99ers/AUT), Erik Ryman (AIK Stockholm/SWE2), Mats Trygg (Kolner Haie/GER), Henrik Odegaard (Frisk Asker), Matthias Holmsted (Comet Halden), Anders Myrvold (Valerenga Oslo).

Forwards (14): Mads Hansen (Brynas Gavle/SWE), Marius Holtet (Iowa Stars/AHL), Lars Erik Spets (Duisburg Fuchse/GER), Eirik Skadsdammen (Storhamar), Per-Age Skroder (MODO Ornskoldsvik/SWE), Anders Bastiansen (Mora IK/SWE), Morten Ask (Duisburg Fuchse/GER), Martin Roymark (Sparta Sarpsborg), Kristian Forsberg (Storhamar), Mats Froshaug (Linkopings HC/SWE), Kjell Richard Nygard (Valerenga Oslo), Steffen Thoresen (Valerenga Oslo), Mathis Olimb (Augsburger Panther/GER), Mats Z. Aasen (Frisk Asker).

Head coach: Roy Johansen. Assistant coach: Sjur Robert Nilsen.

Russia (as of April 25)

Goalies (3): Mikhail Biryukov (MVD Moscow Region), Semen Varlamov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Alexander Yeremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa).

Defenders (9): Dmitri Vorobiev (Lada Togliatti), Denis Grebeshkov (Edmonton Oilers), Dmitri Kalinin (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Korneyev (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Kuteykin, Vitaly Proshkin (both Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Daniil Markov (Dynamo Moscow), Evgeni Medvedev, Ilya Nikulin (both Ak Bars Kazan).

Forwards (17): Evgeni Artyukhin, Petr Schastlivyy (both CSKA Moscow), Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Gorovikov, Maxim Sushinsky (both SKA St. Petersburg), Danis Zaripov, Sergei Zinovyev, Alexei Morozov (all Ak Bars Kazan), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta Thrashers), Nikolai Kulemin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Sergei Mozyakin (Atlant Mytishchi), Alexei Tereshchenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Fedor Fedorov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Sergei Fedorov (all Washington Capitals), Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators).

Head coach: Vyacheslav Bykov. Assistant coach: Igor Zakharkin.

Slovakia (as of April 26)

Goalies (3): Jan Lasak (HC Pardubice/CZE), Karol Krizan (MODO Ornskoldsvik/SWE), Julius Hudacek (Slovakia U20).

Defenders (9): Dominik Granak (Farjestad Karlstad/SWE), Branislav Mezei (Florida Panthers/NHL) Peter Podhradsky (Metallurg Novokuznetsk/RUS), Andrej Sekera (Buffalo Sabres/NHL), Tomas Starosta (Neftechimik Nizhnekamsk/RUS), Martin Strbak (Metallurg Magnitogorsk/RUS), Rene Vydareny (HC Ceske Budejovice/CZE), Ivan Majesky (Linkopings HC/SWE), Lubomir Visnovsky (Los Angeles Kings/NHL).

Forwards (13): Peter Fabus (HC Plzen/CZE), Marcel Hossa (Phoenix Coyotes/NHL), Andrej Kollar, Peter Huzevka (both Dukla Trencin), Juraj Kolnik (Servette Geneva/SUI), Miroslav Kovacik (Skelleftea AIK/SWE), Ivan Ciernik (Kolner Haie/GER), Tibor Melicharek (Sparta Prague/CZE), Andrej Podkonicky (Bili Tygri Liberec/CZE), Radovan Somik (HC Pardubice/CZE), Robert Petrovicky (Leksands IF/SWE2), Frantisek Skladany (HC Karlovy Vary/CZE), Juraj Mikus (HK 36 Skalica).

Head coach: Julius Supler. Assistant coaches: Miroslav Miklosovic, Peter Oremus.

Slovenia (as of April 21)

Goalies (3): Gaber Glavic (Acroni Jesenice), Andrej Hocevar (Acroni Jesenice), Robert Kristan (Acroni Jesenice).

Defenders (10): Damjan Dervaric (Acroni Jesenice), Sabahudin Kovacevic (Acroni Jesenice), Ales Kranjc (Acroni Jesenice), Jakob Milovanovic (HC Briancon/FRA), Ziga Pavlin (Olimpija Ljubljana), Miha Rebolj (Acroni Jesenice), Mitja Robar (Acroni Jesenice), Andrej Tavzelj (Olimpija Ljubljana), Dejan Varl (Acroni Jesenice), Uros Vidmar (Acroni Jesenice).

Forwards (15): Jurij Golicic (Acroni Jesenice), Tomo Hafner (Acroni Jesenice), Andrej Hebar (Acroni Jesenice), Ziga Jeglic (HD mladi Jesenice), Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Marjan Manfreda (HD mladi Jesenice), Egon Muric (Olimpija Ljubljana), Ales Music (Olimpija Ljubljana), Rok Pajic (HC Vrchlabi/CZE2), Gregor Poloncic (Acroni Jesenice), Boris Pretnar (Acroni Jesenice), Tomaz Razingar (HC Innsbruck/AUT), David Rodman (Vienna Capitals/AUT), Marcel Rodman (Vienna Capitals/AUT), Anze Terlikar (Acroni Jesenice).

Head coach: Mats Waltin. Assistant coaches: Matjaz Kopitar, Andrej Brodnik.

Sweden (as of April 25)

Goalies (3): Stefan Liv (HV71 Jonkoping), Erik Ersberg (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Mikael Tellqvist (Phoenix Coyotes/NHL).

Defenders (8): Daniel Fernholm (Linkopings HC), Magnus Johansson (Florida Panthers/NHL), Niclas Wallin (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL), Sanny Lindstrom (Timra IK), Alexander Edler (Vancouver Canucks/NHL), Jonas Frogren (Farjestad Karlstad), Kenny Jonsson (Rogle BK/SWE2), Anton Stralman (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL).

Forwards (15): Nils Ekman HC (Khimik Moscow Region/RUS), Tony Martensson (Linkopings HC), Patric Hornqvist (Djurgarden Stockholm), Karl Fabricius (Frolunda Gothenburg), Rickard Wallin (Farjestad Karlstad), Johan Andersson (Timra IK), Michael Holmqvist (Frolunda Gothenburg), Linus Videll (Sodertalje SK), Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals/NHL), Marcus Nilson (Calgary Flames/NHL), Robert Nilsson (Edmonton Oilers/NHL), Daniel Widing (Brynas Gavle), Fredrik Warg (MODO Ornskoldsvik), Mattias Weinhandl (Linkopings HC), Per Ledin (HV71 Jonkoping).

Head coach: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson. Assistant coaches: Anders Eldebrink, Jan Karlsson.

Switzerland (as of April 26)

Goalies (4): Thomas Baumle (HC Ambri-Piotta), Martin Gerber (Ottawa Senators/NHL), Jonas Hiller (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Ronnie Rueger (Kloten Flyers).

Defenders (8): Goran Bezina (Servette Geneva), Severin Blindenbacher (ZSC Lions Zurich), Raphael Diaz (EV Zug), Beat Forster (ZSC Lions), Philippe Furrer (SC Bern), Beat Gerber (SC Bern), Matthias Seger (ZSC Lions Zurich), Julien Vauclair (HC Lugano).

Forwards (15): Andres Ambuhl (HC Davos), Patrik Bartschi (SC Bern), Thomas Déruns (Servette Geneva), Paul DiPietro (EV Zug), Peter Guggisberg (HC Davos), Sandy Jeannin (HC Lugano), Romano Lemm (Kloten Flyers), Thibaut Monnet (ZSC Lions), Thierry Paterlini (HC Lugano), Marc Reichert (SC Bern), Ivo Ruthemann (SC Bern), Raffaele Sannitz (HC Lugano), Julien Sprunger (HC Fribourg-Gottéron), Roman Wick (Kloten Flyers), Thomas Ziegler (SC Bern).

Head coach: Ralph Krueger. Assistant coaches: Jakob Kolliker, Peter John Lee.

United States (as of April 24)

Goalies (3): Craig Anderson (Florida Panthers), Robert Esche (Ak Bars Kazan/RUS), Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins).

Defenders (7): Keith Ballard (Phoenix Coyotes), Tom Gilbert (Edmonton Oilers), Tim Gleason (Carolina Hurricanes), Matt Greene (Edmonton Oilers), Paul Martin (New Jersey Devils), Mark Stuart (Boston Bruins), James Wisniewski (Chicago Blackhawks).

Forwards (13): David Backes (St. Louis Blues), David Booth (Florida Panthers), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Adam Burish (Chicago Blackhawks), Jeff Halpern (Tampa Bay Lightning), Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks), Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins), Peter Mueller (Phoenix Coyotes), Patrick O'Sullivan (Los Angeles Kings), Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils), Jason Pominville (Buffalo Sabres), Drew Stafford (Buffalo Sabres), Lee Stempniak (St. Louis Blues).

Head coach: John Tortorella (Tampa Bay Lightning). Assistant coaches: Mike Sullivan (Tampa Bay Lightning), Kurt Kleinendorst (Lowell Devils/AHL).

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Well whoever made the schedule is a moron. You would think we would be able to watch Canada play at a decent time since it's in CANADA!!!! but nooooooooo the first 3 games are in the afternoon, you know, WHEN EVERYONE IS WORKING!!!! IDIOTS!

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Great article from the IIHF website:

Quebec’s the perfect host

You see, Quebec is the heartland of hockey. The Canadian media from big Anglophone cities like Toronto may not follow the action at the IIHF World Championship in Quebec quite as closely as the NHL. And some may think you can’t have the Worlds on the same continent as the Stanley Cup playoffs.

But the 2008 tournament in Quebec will be a tremendous success. Not just because hockey is part of Quebec’s culture, but also because the proud Quebecois will want to show the rest of Canada--and the world--what they are able to do. Just like they did at the famous Rendez-Vous’87 two-game series between the NHL All-Stars and the Soviet Union.

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Well whoever made the schedule is a moron. You would think we would be able to watch Canada play at a decent time since it's in CANADA!!!! but nooooooooo the first 3 games are in the afternoon, you know, WHEN EVERYONE IS WORKING!!!! IDIOTS!

that's facinating. just goes to show where the majority of this tournament's viewership comes from.

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Ok, I was just looking at the rosters for the other Teams in the Tournament...and I saw this!!!

USA

Forwards (13): David Backes (St. Louis Blues), David Booth (Florida Panthers), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Adam Burish (Chicago Blackhawks), Jeff Halpern (Tampa Bay Lightning), Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks), Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins), Peter Mueller (Phoenix Coyotes), Patrick O'Sullivan (Los Angeles Kings), Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils), Jason Pominville (Buffalo Sabres), Drew Stafford (Buffalo Sabres), Lee Stempniak (St. Louis Blues).

Traitor!!! :lol:

But serisouly...What The French!!! (rhetorical, I know he has dual cit...I'm just suprised)

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Ok, I was just looking at the rosters for the other Teams in the Tournament...and I saw this!!!

USA

Forwards (13): David Backes (St. Louis Blues), David Booth (Florida Panthers), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Adam Burish (Chicago Blackhawks), Jeff Halpern (Tampa Bay Lightning), Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks), Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins), Peter Mueller (Phoenix Coyotes), Patrick O'Sullivan (Los Angeles Kings), Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils), Jason Pominville (Buffalo Sabres), Drew Stafford (Buffalo Sabres), Lee Stempniak (St. Louis Blues).

Traitor!!! :lol:

But serisouly...What The French!!! (rhetorical, I know he has dual cit...I'm just suprised)

for the same reason the Stastny brothers play for the USA internationally, because it is highly unlikely they would make a Team Canada roster...
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