There will be no Newfoundlanders pulling on a Canadian Hockey Jersey when the Winter Olympics kick off next month in South Korea. But there will be some players recognized by local hockey fans.
Former IceCaps forwards Eric O’Dell and Christian Thomas along with goaltender Ben Scrivens have been added to the roster.
St. John’s native Teddy Purcell who now plays in the Russian-based KHL did not make the cut.
The NHL is not allowing its players to suit up for the Olympics.
25 @HC_Men on the roster. 36 million on the team. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) January 11, 2018