This afternoon, Hockey Canada unveiled the players who will be traveling to the Czech Republic shortly to take part in this year's Ivan Hlinka (Under 18) Memorial Tournament.
Canada has won this event four years in a row, and 14 of the last 16 years. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
Here are the OHL members of the team (7 of them):
That means the following OHL players were cut:
Obviously the big surprise is Ekblad being cut, but he apparently was only so-so at the camp. I suppose since it was a close call, Hockey Canada decided to go with older players, who don't have the benefit of trying out again next summer.
You can find the full roster here