A year like no other will end with a world junior tournament like no other when 10 teams descend on Edmonton for the annual Christmas festivities in an empty Rogers Place arena.
As defending champions, Canada enters the tournament as a favourite but with a majority of leagues still paused due to the pandemic — and the QMJHL re-paused after a restart that featured plenty of COVID-19 induced issues — it’s impossible to know how this group of players will perform.
Add in the fact that Hockey Canada’s selection camp was derailed by a two-week COVID-19 quarantine, and this version of Team Canada might be the most mysterious one in a long time.
Canada opens the tournament on Boxing Day against Germany. Before the puck drops, get to know the roster better with a note on each player.
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