CBC says Stollery a “strong candidate” for Canadian Olympic Team

Karl Stollery was supposed to play for Team Canada at the Channel One Cup earlier this month, but the former Merrimack defenseman was injured and couldn’t play in the tournament. However, in a story breaking down the potential Team Canada roster for the upcoming Olympics, CBC.ca called Stollery a “strong candidate” for the roster when noting his injury.

“We learned a lot this week,” Team Canada GM Sean Burke said. “But we’re searching for ways to wins games. I will take some time and review the video from the three games, but my immediate reaction to how the strong the effort was and the intensity we showed should gave us a chance [in Pyeongchang]. But we need to find some scoring, some finish in the lineup.”

Stollery, 30, has played in 40 games for Riga Dynamo (KHL) this season, scoring two goals and adding seven assists. Stollery is a veteran of 23 NHL games, appearing for the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils. Stollery played four seasons at Merrimack (2008-12), scoring 22 goals and registering 61 assists from the back end.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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