Connor McMichael Survives Final Cut, Makes Team Canada’s 2020 World Junior Team


Washington Capitals prospect Connor McMichael has officially made the final 23-man roster for Team Canada’s 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship Team. The roster was cut to 24 last Thursday following Team Canada’s selection camp, with one more cut required by December 25th. The final cut was made on Saturday.

The announcement was made early Saturday morning, as Dale Hunter and Team Canada management announced the final cut.

“The management group and coaches have done a terrific job working with the players and finalizing the roster,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams with Hockey Canada. “This team has a lot of skill, international experience and, most importantly, is a group of quality young men.”

Team Canada has one more tuneup game on Monday, December 23rd at 11:30 AM EST vs Finland.

The tournament for Team Canada begins on December 26th when they face Team USA at 1:00 PM ET.

You can read more about McMichael’s journey to make the team in our latest update piece on him, which can be found here.

NHL Network’s complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here and below.

NHL Network’s 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship Live Game Schedule:

Thursday, December 26

Russia vs. Czech Republic

9:00 a.m. ET

USA vs. Canada

1:00 p.m. ET

Friday, December 27

Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia

9:00 a.m. ET

USA vs. Germany

1:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, December 28

Slovakia vs. Finland

9:00 a.m. ET

Canada vs. Russia

1:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, December 29

Finland vs. Kazakhstan

9:00 a.m. ET

Russia vs. USA

1:00 p.m. ET

Monday, December 30

Canada vs. Germany

9:00 a.m. ET

Czech Republic vs. USA

1:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday, December 31

Slovakia vs. Sweden

9:00 a.m. ET

Czech Republic vs. Canada

1:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, January 2

Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD

6:30 a.m. ET

Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD

9:00 a.m. ET

Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD

11:30 a.m. ET

Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD

2:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, January 4

Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD

9:00 a.m. ET

Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD

1:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, January 5

Bronze Medal Game: TBD vs. TBD

9:00 a.m. ET

Gold Medal Game: TBD vs. TBD

1:00 p.m. ET

 

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Connor McMichael Survives Final Cut, Makes Team Canada’s 2020 World Junior Team

  1. Clifford Keefe says:

    From what I’ve seen, this guy has SNIPER written all over him…can’t wait to see him in a Cap uni…

    HH,
    Cliff

  2. Pingback: Connor McMichael Prepares For World Juniors, Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Play: Week 14 Prospect Recap | NoVa Caps

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