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herman:
Kicks off Dec 26.

Confirmed Leafs prospects in the mix:
Ian Scott
Filip Kral
Rasmus Sandin
Pontus Holmberg

Out:
Eemeli Rasanen nope
Joseph Woll old
Timothy Liljegren (injured)

CarltonTheBear:
I've read that last years 6th rounder, Pontus Holmberg, is having a pretty good season and playing himself into contention for the WJC team.

CarltonTheBear:
Also Liljegren got hurt over the weekend. No word on the severity yet but something to keep an eye on. It'd be a shame if it kept him out of this.

Frank E:
Is Scott a front-runner to start for Canada?

CarltonTheBear:

--- Quote from: Frank E on December 03, 2018, 10:31:17 AM ---Is Scott a front-runner to start for Canada?

--- End quote ---

From my light reading it seems like the two goalies will be him and Michael DiPietro. DiPietro's only 11-8 this season but he has the best GAA in the OHL and the 5th best Sv%. He was last years OHL Goalie of the Year and has a Memorial Cup under his belt from 2017. So he's arguably got a better pedigree, but Scott obviously has the better stats this season. The starter will probably be decided by whoever looks better in the preliminary games.

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