Wotherspoon off to Russia with Team Canada, Brossoit Cut

With Team Canada's roster for the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championship in Russia currently being finalized, the second player to be cut following the team's last game this evening was Edmonton Oil Kings goalie and Flames prospect Laurent Brossoit.

Brossoit played well in his appearance for the U of A Golden Bears yesterday, stopping all but one of the shots he faced, and was perfect in today's game, making 13 saves against the CIS All-Star team. Jake Paterson also played 30 minutes of shutout hockey this afternoon and made the cut for Team Canada, as did Malcolm Subban. Jordan Binnington, the 6"2 Owen Sound Attack goalie who was in net for the CIS for both goals Team Canada scored in today's game, also cracked the final roster.

Nineteen-year-old Brossoit will return to the Edmonton Oil Kings where he has 12 wins in 21 games so far this season with a .901 SV%.

There is, however, some good news for Flames fans who are supporting Team Canada, as defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon of the Portland Winterhawks has made the team. The 19-year-old, who has three goals and 23 points in 29 games this season, was drafted 57th overall by the Flames in 2011. Calgary native Matthew Dumba, who was chosen seventh overall by the Minnesota Wild in this year's draft, was the final defender to be cut from Canada's selection camp.

The team will hold one more practice tomorrow before leaving for Europe on Saturday.

UPDATE: Here is the final roster, as per Hockey Canada.

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