Cale Makar not eligible to play for Team Canada
NHL players Cale Makar, Carter Hart, Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas not eligible to play for Team Canada in international tournaments.

If the Colorado Avalanche are bounced in the first round of the 2023 NHL playoffs superstar defenseman Cale Makar will not be eligible to play at the World Hockey Championships.

With the continuing investigation of the 2018 World Junior team Canada hockey team over an alleged group sexual assault claim, no players from that team are eligible to play on the national team.

This means no players can play at the 2023 World Hockey Championships and if the investigation takes not months but years it means players like Makar, Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou, Carter Hart will not be eligible for a best on best hockey tournament that could happen in 2024.

“Earlier this year, Hockey Canada made a decision that until the investigation and adjudicative process of the alleged incident in 2018 are complete, no players from the 2018 National Junior Team will be considered for participation for Team Canada.

Hockey Canada spokesman

What players where on Team Canada 2018 World Junior Team

G1Colton Point Colgate University
G31Carter Hart Everett Silvertips
D2Jake Bean Calgary Hitmen
D3Conor Timmins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
D6Callan Foote Kelowna Rockets
D7Cale Makar University of Massachusetts Amherst
D8Dante Fabbro – A Boston University
D10Kale Clague – A Brandon Wheat Kings
D28Victor Mete – A Montreal Canadiens
F9Dillon Dubé – C Kelowna Rockets
F11Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack
F12Boris Katchouk Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
F14Maxime Comtois Victoriaville Tigres
F16Taylor Raddysh Erie Otters
F17Tyler Steenbergen Swift Current Broncos
F19Drake Batherson Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
F20Michael McLeod Mississauga Steelheads
F21Brett Howden Moose Jaw Warriors
F23Sam Steel Regina Pats
F24Alex Formenton London Knights
F25Jordan Kyrou Sarnia Sting
F27Robert Thomas London Knights

What are fans saying about the Team Canada 2018 World Junior ban?

There are players who weren’t even in London that weekend. Although maybe none of those had a shot anyway. Hockey Canada knows who was in the room and who took part in the s*x. Just release their names. Every player will be under a cloud. Not fair to them.

Hard to imagine keeping Cale Makar off the roster when he was in another country

I’d be real mad if I was a player not involved at all but was on the team…

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