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Myers to represent Canada at World Hockey Championship

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According to Hockey Canada communications director Andre Brin on Friday, Calgary raised Tyler Myers of the Buffalo Sabres will play for Canada at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Hockey Championship from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

A defenseman, Myers is a native of Houston, Texas and moved to Calgary at the age of ten. He has represented Canada before at the 2008 World Under-18 Men's Hockey Championship in Kazan, Russia, the 2009 World Junior Men's Hockey Championship in Ottawa and the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Hockey Championship in Cologne, Germany. Myers came away with a gold medal in the first two mentioned events.

Myers had to make a decision in 2009 whether or not to play internationally for Canada or the United States. In 2010, he told the Hockey News he was very pleased with his decision, and told the magazine the reason why he chose Canada is because the Canadian hockey system helped make him an elite hockey player.

Despite being named to team Canada, it was a difficult year for Myers, who was a -26 in 62 regular season games. Myers, who registered nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points, was playing on a Sabres team that had the worst record in the National Hockey League.

The Canadian coaching staff led by head coach Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes, and the management team led by former star defenseman Rob Blake, will be hoping that Myers will be able to return to his rookie magic. In 2010 Myers won the Calder Trophy.

Myers was joined on the team Friday with goaltender Ben Scrivens of the Edmonton Oilers, and forwards Alexandre Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks and Jason Chimera of the Washington Capitals. Canada's first game will be against France on May 9.



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