Canadian junior team cuts down after exhibition win

Head coach Brent Sutter of Team Canada handles bench duties in the game against Team Sweden during...

Head coach Brent Sutter of Team Canada handles bench duties in the game against Team Sweden during the 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 8, 2013 in Lake Placid, New York.(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:40 PM ET

After Canada rallied to beat Finland Friday, coach Brent Sutter took out his paring knife.

Sutter cut forward Hunter Shinkaruk and defenceman Damon Severson following Canada's 4-2 exhibition win against Finland in Angelholm, Sweden.

With Shinkaruk and Severson headed home, Sutter has to make one more cut, a forward, before the 22-player roster for the 2014 world junior in Malmo, Sweden, is due on Dec. 25.

Canada's defence is set with Mathew Dumba, Griffin Reinhart, Aaron Ekblad, Josh Morrissey, Adam Pelech, Derrick Pouliot and Chris Bigras. Reinhart will serve the final three games of a four-game suspension that was issued at the world junior tournament last year, so he will not play until Dec. 31.

Ekblad, in the mix to be the first pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Morrissey and Bigras are eligible to return for Canada at the 2015 world junior in Toronto and Montreal.

Against the Finns, Anthony Mantha and Bo Horvat each had a goal and an assist.


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