A bit about Sebastian Cossa’s competitors for the Canadian WJC job, and their goaltending coach

The Canadian Press’s Donna Spencer penned an article which mostly discusses the knowledge which former Team Canada World Junior Championship goaltender and current Team Canada World Junior Championship goaltending coach Olivier Michaud is imparting to his three charges in Team Canada’s net ahead of the 2022 WJC.

There are some items of note regarding Sebastian Cossa’s attempts to earn the starter’s spot on Canada’s roster:

The Canadian team relocated to Banff, Alta., after the 25-man roster was announced Sunday.

The three goalies [Dylan Garand, Brett Brochu and Cossa] played in selection camp’s two exhibition games against a university side, but “because these goalies are picked and because I had so many other decisions to make, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to my goaltenders,” Cameron said.

The competition for starts in Edmonton heats up in pre-tournament games. Canada faces Switzerland on Sunday and Sweden on Monday in Red Deer followed by a Dec. 22 game in Edmonton against Russia.

Those games carry a lot of weight in determining who will be in Canada’s net to open the tournament Dec. 26 against the Czech Republic in Rogers Place.

“You want to go there and you want to play,” the six-foot-seven Cossa said. “You want to help the team win.”

Cossa, a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings, also arrived with strong stats of a 15-3-2-1 record, a 2.26 goals-against, a .924 save percentage and two shutouts for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings.


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