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SICHLers representing countries in World Hockey Championship

by Ryan Torrie | May 1, 2015, 11:06 AM ET

Following the end of the SICHL regular season,  a number of players not in the playoffs will be playing for their national teams at the upcoming World Hockey Championship. Some players even gave up a chance to play in the Global Hockey Association playoffs to play for their nations.

As expected, Canada, the United States and Sweden are well represented by SICHLers.

Team Canada

Forwards  (13): Ryan Getzalf (Van Is), Tyler Johnson (Bra), Jamie Benn (Van Is), Bryan Little (St. Louis), Tyler Seguin (Hav), Ryan Nugent Hopkins (KC), Jason Spezza (KC), Taylor Hall (Van), Chris Kuntiz (STL), Steven Stamkos (Phi), Brad Marchand (Ott), Corey Perry (Phi), Sidney Crosby (Van Is)

Defence: Marc-Eduard Vlasic (Bra), Dennis Wideman (Tor), Dion Phaneuf (Phi), Duncan Keith (Van Is), Jason Garrison (Ott), Dan Hamhuis (Phi), Kevin Klein (STL)

Goalies: Brian Elliot (Ott) and Corey Crawford (Tor)

Team US

Forwards (13): Jason Pominville (Bra), J.T. Miller (Den), Dustin Brown (Van), Joe Pavelski (Phi), Patrick Maroon (Ott), Kyle Okposo (Phi), Patrick Kane (Tor), Nick Folingo (Tor), David Booth (Tor), Chris Higgins (Van Is), RJ Umberger (Van Is), Nick Bjustad (Van Is), Emerson Etem (Van Is)

Defence: Erik Johnson (Van Is), Seth Jones (Den), Cam Fowler (KC), Nick Leddy (KC), Ryan McDonagh (Tor), Kevin Shattenkirk (Stl), John Carlson (Stl)

Goalies: Jonathan Quick (Van Is) and Scott Darling (Ott)

Team Sweden

Forwards: Marcus Johansson (Bra), Nicklas Backstrom (Ott), Loui Eriksson (Ott), Patric Hornqvist (Ott), M. Backlund (Ott), Calle Jarnkrok (Ott), Henrik Zetterberg (Van Is), Carl Hagelin (Van Is), Richard Rakell (Van), Marcus Kruger (Hav), Elias Lindholm (Hav), Victor Rask (Hav), Linus Omark (Mtl)

Defence: Johnny Oduya (Hav), Erik Karlsson (Ott), Alex Edler (Van Is), Carl Gunarsson (Van Is), H.Lindholm (Van Is), David Rundbald (Hav), Petter Granberg (Hav)

Goalies: Eddie Lack (Tor) and Johan Gustavsson (Bra)

Several SICHLers highlight other national rosters including, Nail Yakupov (Mtl), V. Namestinkov (KC), and  D.Kulikov (Phi) for Russia; Tomas Ruutu (Chi), Pekka Rinne (KC) and Lauri Korpikoski (Hav) for Finland; Martin Hanzal (Bra), Martin Erat (Chi) and Roman Polak (STl) for the Czech Republic; Tomas Jurco and Andrej Mezsaros (Chi) for Slovakia.

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