by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI | Jan 25th, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE –Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today its 25-player men’s team roster that will travel to Beijing, China and compete for gold and represent Team Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. 

Defenceman Brandon Gormley (Murray River, PEI / Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) was amongst those named to the final roster on Tuesday. Additionally, Morgan Ellis (Ellerslie, P.E.I. / Eisbären Berlin, DEL) was one of the six additional players who was also nominated as a reserve for the team. They will join Charlottetown resident Kevin Elliott (Hockey Canada) who was recently named the Team’s Athletic Therapist at the Games. 

The athletes were selected by general manager Shane Doan (Halkirk, Alta./Arizona, NHL), assistant general manager and senior vice-president of hockey operations Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), and director of player personnel Blair Mackasey (Montréal, Que.). Head coach Claude Julien (Orleans, Ont.) and assistant coaches Nolan Baumgartner (Calgary, Alta.), Jeremy Colliton (Blackie, Alta.) and Tyler Dietrich (West Vancouver, B.C.), as well as Renney and Scott Smith (Bathurst, N.B.), president and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada, also provided input.

Gormley started his season with the Dinamo Riga of the KHL recording 11 pts in 26 games before recently joining the Lokomotiv squad. This will be Gormley’s seventh international assignment, having competed on Hockey Canada’s 2007-08 and 2008-09 U17 Team rosters, 2009-10 U18 team, the 2011-12 World Juniors team, the 2016-17 Spengler Cup team and most recently the 2021-22 Channel One Cup Team. 

Ellis is currently rostered with the Eisbären Berlin of the DEL and will join Team Canada’s reserve roster, making it his fourth international assignment after competing on the 2007-08 and 2009-09 U17 Team rosters, and having recently suited up for Canada’s Channel One Cup Team earlier this season. 

Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team also features three players (Noreau, O’Dell, Robinson) who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and one player (Staal) who won a gold medal on Canadian ice at Vancouver 2010.

The team will gather in Davos, Switzerland, for an eight-day training camp from Jan. 25-Feb. 1, and will practice and play a pre-tournament game against the Swiss in Zug, Switzerland, on Feb. 1 before traveling to Beijing. Canada will also play a pre-tournament game against the United States on Feb. 7 at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.

In Beijing, the men’s hockey tournament will take place Feb. 9-20 at the National Indoor Stadium and Wukesong Sports Centre. Canada will aim for its 10th men’s hockey gold medal and first since 2014 when it opens preliminary-round action against Germany on Feb. 10.

For more information on Hockey Canada’s and Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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