Saturday, May 15, 2004

Canada names World Cup team

The defending champion team Canada have announced their roster for the World Cup team to be played later this summer. The team was selected by "the great one" Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe as a committee of Executive Directors.

Two names are obviously on it... Gretzky's current employee Shane Doan (who is currently a Phoenix Coyote) and Mario Lemieux was penciled in as a possibility.

Canada's roster includes 14 players that won a gold medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, six (6) players that played for Team Canada at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, six (6) players that won a gold medal at the 2004 Men's World Hockey Championship in Prague last week, and seven (7) players that won World Championship gold in 2003 in Finland. In total, Canada's roster accounts for 686 international games played in either the World Juniors, the Olympics, the World Championship or the Canada Cup/ World Cup of Hockey.

The WCH 2004 rules state that teams will dress 18 skaters and two goalies for each game. The World Cup of Hockey 2004 runs from August 30 - September 14, 2004.

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