Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, who is a 2016 draft eligible, was among the first players released by Team Canada today. Forwards Michael Dal Colle, Spenser Watson and defenceman Jakob Chychrun were also cut.
It was also announced that Jake Virtanen has been added to the team’s roster on a loan from the Vancouver Canucks.
Team Canada flies to Finland tomorrow ... 15 forwards, nine d-men, three goalies still in camp ... four more cuts to be made (2F, 2D)— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) December 14, 2015
Canada plays Belarus on Saturday, the Czech Republic Sunday and Sweden on Dec. 23 in pre-tournament action.
From the limited reports that are available, Chabot seemingly played well in the two selection camp games against the CIS all-stars this weekend in Toronto.
Third period underway here, but my second period faves for Canada were Travis Sanheim (Philly) and Thomas Chabot (Ottawa)— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) December 13, 2015
Team Canada lost 5-4 in a shootout to the CIS on Saturday before rebounding with a 5-0 victory on Sunday.
Former Sea Dogs forward Stephen MacAulay (pictured), now with the Saint Mary’s Huskies, had an assist and two penalties in Saturday’s game for the CIS squad. In Sunday’s game, Chabot had an assist.
#ECJ rebondit et l'emporte 5-0 vs #CIS I Beauvillier 3 buts, 1 passe. Chabot +3 avec 1 aide. Dubois 1 but. Montembeault avec le jeu blanc— F-D Rouleau (@FDRouleauJDM) December 13, 2015
Photo via CIS Facebook page