After winning their first pre-tournament game against Finland 4-2 Friday, Team Canada made two of the three cuts needed before the World Junior tournament begins on Boxing Day. Vancouver Canucks forward prospect Hunter Shinkaruk and New Jersey Devils defence prospect Damon Severson were both released by Head Coach Brent Sutter.

“Obviously it’s something you don’t want to go through,” Severson said. “Any time you get cut from a team, it’s no fun, but obviously there’s a bunch of good guys in here and guys who are hopefully going to bring some hardware for Team Canada so I wish them all the best.”

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