Wednesday is the last opportunity for Canada's best junior aged players to impress the coaches as Canada's National Junior Team prepares for another exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. Wednesday’s game will be slightly different than last night’s contest as Team Canada will sit nine players and will play the complete University of Manitoba team as opposed to the split quad that won Tuesday (4-2).
The players who are not scheduled to dress Wednesday participated in a light skate this morning while those scheduled to face-off against the University of Manitoba tonight at 6:00pm MT at the MTS Centre made their way to the arena for a quick workout and stretch.
Those players not dressing Wednesday include Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Jeremy Colliton, Sidney Crosby, Nigel Dawes, Ryan Getzlaf, Dion Phaneuf, Michael Richards, Brent Seabrook (day-to-day) and Shea Weber.
Head Coach Brent Sutter , Team Canada’s Head Scout Blair Mackasey and the rest of the coaching staff will make their final evaluations tonight as they prepare to release players tomorrow, Thursday December 16.