North Dakota’s Tyson Jost and Boston University’s Dante Fabbro both survived tonight’s round of final cuts, and have made Team Canada for the 2017 World Juniors, giving them the opportunity to represent their country on their home soil.
Jost was considered a virtual lock to make the team, thanks in part to his versatility. He sat out Canada’s final exhibition game on Wednesday night after blocking a shot, but is expected to full-go in 12 days when the tournament begins.
Fabbro was much more on the bubble, but survived tonight’s final two cuts to be one of the team’s seven defensemen.
As usual, the tournament kicks off on December 26th, with Team Canada opening pool play with a very interesting game against Russia. The US and Canada will meet on New Year’s Eve to close out preliminary round play.