It comes as no shock to hockey fans, but Timothy Liljegren has been added to the roster for Team Sweden’s World Junior Hockey Championship team.
The announcement came on Wednesday morning and this is how the roster stands for Sweden currently.
Team Sweden's preliminary roster for the upcoming 2018 World Juniors was just presented.
— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) December 6, 2017
Players announced to the roster will have to compete for spots with the club, but there is a high probability that Liljegren, a Toronto Marlies rookie, will make the team.
Also being given an audition for their respective Countries, is Joseph Woll (Team USA) and Eemeli Rasanen (Team Finland).
Woll, Drafted 62nd overall by the Leafs, is currently playing for Boston College of the NCAA.
In his second year with the Eagles, Woll’s numbers have dipped slightly from his first season, and is looking to bounce back.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) December 5, 2017
Kingston Frontenacs blueliner, Eemeli Rasanen is going to have a tough battle on his hands cracking the Finnish roster. Standing in at 6’7″ and weighing 225lbs (currently), this massive oak of a Finn will be given consideration based on the fact he can do so many things well. Look for his reach, solid first pass and opposition respecting his heavy right shot as reasons for him to be included on Team Finland.
— Finnish jr hockey (@FINjrhockey) December 4, 2017
The yearly junior hockey spectacle will take place in Buffalo, New York from December 26th 2017 to January 5th 2018.
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