Vernon's Andrew Ebbett named to Canadian men's Olympic hockey team
Andrew Ebbett, 35, of Vernon is on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team. Ebbett is a former BCHL Salmon Arm Silverback, Vancouver Canuck and Pittsburgh Penguin. He currently plays for Bern SC in Switzerland.
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January 11, 2018 - 10:38 AM
VERNON - Hockey Canada has announced the roster for the men's Olympic hockey team and a Vernon player has made the cut.
Andrew Ebbett, 35, of Vernon is a former BCHL Salmon Arm Silverback, Vancouver Canuck and Pittsburgh Penguin. He currently plays for Bern SC in Switzerland.
Ebbett last appeared in the NHL during the 2014-2015 season.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games will mark the first time Canada will go to the Olympics without NHL players since 1994. Players on the Olympic roster are comprised mostly of athletes playing in Russia, Switzerland and various other European countries.
Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, Derek Roy and Wojtek Wolski and goaltender Ben Scrivens are also former NHL veterans named to the team that will be counted on to bring big-game experience.
They don't exactly bring the star power of Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Carey Price, all Olympic gold medallists. Still, expectations will be on Canada to bring home its 14th Olympic men's hockey title.
International data analytics company Gracenote predicted gold for Canada in men's hockey as part of a 33-medal haul in Pyeongchang.
For a full look at the Team Canada men's hockey roster, check out Hockey Canada’s website.
— With files from The Canadian Press.
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