The dream of playing in the World Junior Hockey Championship is over for five players cut from Canada’s team.
Several players got the bad news shortly after the team’s 8-0 victory over the Czech Republic in a pre-tournament game Wednesday night.
Hockey Canada says forward Sam Steel of the Regina Pats was one of the players cut.
Steel, will have another chance at cracking the roster next year as a 19 year-old.
Tyson Jost, whom the Pats own the WHL rights to is on the final roster.
Jost, is currently a member of the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks in the NCAA
The final roster for the tournament in Toronto and Montreal has two goalies, seven defencemen and 13 forwards.
The lone Saskatchewan born player to make the final cut was Imperials Connor Ingram, who is a goaltender with the Kamloops Blazers.
Canada opens the tournament Boxing Day from Toronto against the Russians.