Canada releases Newhook, 8 others from world junior camp
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Team Canada announced its first round of cuts from its selection camp on Thursday, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The following nine players were released:

Player Position Junior Club (League) NHL Rights
Alex Newhook F Boston College (HE) Colorado
Peyton Krebs F Winnipeg Ice (WHL) Vegas
Connor Zary F Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 2020 Draft
Dylan Holloway F Univ. Wisconsin (NCAA) 2020 Draft
Cole Perfetti F Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 2020 Draft
Peter Diliberatore D Quinnipiac Univ. (NCAA) Vegas
Thomas Harley D Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) Dallas
Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 2020 Draft
Hunter Jones G Peterborough Petes (OHL) Minnesota

The club will continue with 14 forwards, seven defensemen and three goalies before making its final cuts.

The tournament officially kicks off on Dec. 26.

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