Surprised they let Bigras go, pretty big slap in the face for a guy who made the team last year. Maybe they're acknowledging the mistake they made leaving Nurse off last year. It also means Canada has 8 dmen left at camp, including undersized Vitoria Royal Joe Hicketts.Three forwards and two defenceman were the first players cut by Team Canada on Sunday, as the national junior team begins to take shape.
Forwards Morgan Klimchuk, Nick Baptiste and Remi Elie were let go on Sunday, while Travis Sanheim and Chris Bigras were the players cut from the blue line.
Bigras was a member of Canada's 2014 World Junior squad that finished fourth in Malmo, Sweden. He was held pointless in seven games at last year's tournament.
Virtanen is also a lock, having lit up the University Selects over the weekend.
http://www.tsn.ca/canada-makes-first-cu ... e-1.159843Jake Virtanen also solidified his spot on Canada’s final roster. Virtanen scored two goals in the second period, including a beauty when he skated in front after circling the net and roofed a shot over the shoulder of goalie Michael Nishi. Virtanen had six points in the two exhibition games against the university team.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/12/14/c ... ior-tuneup