Skip to main content
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
// //

Host Canada released seven players Thursday and named its three goaltenders for the coming world junior men’s hockey championship.

The departure of goalie Brett Brochu and Tristan Lennox leaves Dylan Garland, Taylor Gauthier and Devon Levi as Canada’s three goaltenders.

The three will now compete to be Canada’s starter in men’s under-20 tournament.

Story continues below advertisement

“Those are the three guys we’re most comfy with,” head coach André Tourigny said Thursday on a media conference call.

“They all bring something a little bit different in their style. Gauthier has a lot of athleticism. He’s a big goalie as well. Garand has really, really good hands. He’s really quick. He did a really good job and same thing for Levi.

“He’s really fast and a little bit bigger. Side to side, his legs are really quick.”

Hockey Canada also released five forwards to get the number of players at selection camp in Red Deer, Alta., down to 34.

Forwards Adam Beckman, Tyson Foerster, Hendrix Lapierre, Cole Schwindt and Shane Wright departed.

World junior rosters are 22 skaters and three goalies.

“We needed to cut the numbers,” Tourigny said. “It’s unfortunate, but we’re really happy with the players remaining at the camp.

Story continues below advertisement

“Already we cut players where we thought were really good at that camp, but just at some point we need to compare players and see who will be the fit for our team and who we see playing for us.”

Canada was to play a second intrasquad game in as many days Thursday.

“You could see at some points yesterday the cardio and the stamina of the players is something we need to keep working at,” the head coach said.

Canada’s 46 invited players quarantined for 14 days midway through camp because two players tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Five were released for health reasons before the players returned to the ice Tuesday.

Canada and the other nine participating countries enter Edmonton’s “bubble” on Sunday to quarantine and be tested before the tournament starts Christmas Day.

Story continues below advertisement

The tournament is copying the NHL’s 2020 playoff model.

Games will be played without spectators and teams will be walled off from the public because of the pandemic.

Your Globe

Build your personal news feed

  1. Follow topics and authors relevant to your reading interests.
  2. Check your Following feed daily, and never miss an article. Access your Following feed from your account menu at the top right corner of every page.

Follow topics related to this article:

View more suggestions in Following Read more about following topics and authors
Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

UPDATED: Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies