Armena's Stollery One of Many Albertans to Crack Team Canada's Men's Hockey Olympic Roster

Friday, January 12th, 2018 12:24pm

By Galen Hartviksen (with Audio from Canadian Press) @van_galen

On Thursday in Calgary, Hockey Canada announced the roster for the men's team that will be representing the nation at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea ...

All but three are from European-based leagues after the N-H-L bowed out of competing at the 2018 Olympics. That's in stark contrast to Canada's Olympic championship teams in Vancouver and Sochi, which were loaded with N-H-L stars.

8 Albertans are on this year's team - including goaltender Ben Scrivens from Spruce Grove.

The group of defencemen includes Karl Stollery from Armena and Mat Robinson from Calgary.

Among the forwards are Rene Bourque from Lac La Biche, Gilbert Brule from Edmonton, Rob Klinkhammer from Lethbridge, Brandon Kozun from Calgary and Mason Raymond from Cochrane.

Team Canada general manager Sean Burke says he's excited about the potential of the team.

Canada will be looking for a third straight Olympic gold medal in men's hockey next month in PyeongChang.


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