Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by leafaholix*, Dec 16, 2004.
Who are the candidates for the 2 spots for team Canada in 2006?
I don't know, but Wes O'Neill's gotta be there on D.
That wasn't my question.
Do you want to know who will be there for the U.S.?
I'm not sure but its only 9 days until Christmas!
Shantz and Dubnyk are the obvious frontrunners at this time, but lots can change (i.e. lasr year this time who would have guessed that Glass and Beauchemin would be our guys for 2005?)
Watch out for Mior....I expect him to gain confidence at some point
I would guess Carey Price will be there. He won gold in the summer for Canada and may get another chance at the 2005 IIHF U18 tournament in April. Tri - Cities could miss the WHL playoffs making him available.
Any chance of Scott Bolland making it? Only reason I ask is he's from my neighborhood.
Certainly Shantz would be a frontrunner if he return's to last year's form, especially playoffs, but as of now that is a long ways off. This year he has faultered, losing the team's (IceDogs) confidence in him, so much so that he has become the back-up. Until he recovers from this setback, it would be a stretch to call an OHL back-up, a frontrunner for next year's WJC starter.
Next year's goalies? Any 2 of: