Canada's Olympic men's hockey team to be unveiled Thursday

Canada's forward Matt Ellison (2-L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Channel One Cup of the Euro Hockey Tour ice hockey match between Czech Republic and Canada in Moscow on December 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV

Hockey Canada is almost ready to reveal its men's hockey roster for the 2018 Olympic Games.

The governing body of Canadian hockey will reveal the team in Calgary on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET., according to a release.

Sean Burke, the former NHL goaltender and executive, is Canada's general manager for the tournament, and former Vancouver Canucks bench boss Willie Desjardins will serve as head coach.

USA Hockey announced its men's Olympic hockey roster on New Year's Day.