World juniors hockey hopefuls announced for Canada's selection camp

Mathew Dumba (left) and Hunter Shinkaruk at the announcement of Canada's selection camp roster for...

Mathew Dumba (left) and Hunter Shinkaruk at the announcement of Canada's selection camp roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship in Calgary, Alta., Dec. 3, 2012. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 AM ET

CALGARY - Coming up with 23 world-class players isn’t a problem.

The issue facing Team Canada world junior coach Steve Spott is choosing only 23 players for the 2013 world junior hockey championships, beginning Dec. 26 in Ufa, Russia.

Spott and the rest of the Canadian coaching brass will have a tough time cutting 14 players from the list of 37 selection camp hopefuls released Monday.

“People think that might be easy,” Spott said with a chuckle. “It’s really not. It’s a challenge."


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