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.