Friday, October 31, 2014
Are You Hooked On Hockey?
Come join hundreds of our fans who get their daily dose for all things hockey by email!
We hate spam just as much as you
Latest Headlines
Home » Featured » Team Canada Cuts Two From WJC Roster
Team Canada Cuts Two From WJC Roster
Hunter Shinkaruk was one of two players cut by Team Canada Friday night. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Team Canada Cuts Two From WJC Roster

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.”

Both players are 19-years-old and will not be eligible for next years tournament.

Shinkaruk was Vancouver’s second first round pick this past June, going 24th overall. He has struggled with a hip injury this season and only has 5 goals and 16 points in 18 games with the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. His injury risk and the emergence of Anthony Mantha against Finland made Shinkaruk expendable.

Severson was taken 60th overall by the Devils in 2012. Known as a stay at home defender. He is the top defender on the top defensive team in the WHL, registering nine goals and 19 assists along with a +17 rating in 27 games.

Team Canada will play their second and final pre-tournament game Sunday against Sweden. They will then have to cut one forward before they play Germany on December 26.

Josh Beneteau
Hockey has always been a passion of mine and once I realized I would never make it as a player, I still wanted a career in the sport. With my writing, I get to be a part of the sport I love, safely in front of a laptop screen. I am currently studying journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto and I hope my degree and my many writing experiences lead to a successful career in the field.
Love Reading About Hockey?
Subscribe to keep up-to-date with the latest and most interesting hockey news!
We hate spam just as much as you

Trackbacks

  1. […] You can read the rest of the article at Hooked on Hockey.com. […]

Read previous post:
(Photo by Jared Wickerham, Getty Images)
Meeting the New Faces on the Penguins

Devastated by injury—particularly on the blue line, the Pittsburgh Penguins have done a patchwork effort to fill their roster. Relying...

Close