Team Canada will have a new player on their roster for Monday’s quarterfinal clash against Slovakia at the World Junior Hockey Championship as Hockey Canada announced on Sunday that forward Owen Beck has been added as a replacement for the injured Colton Dach.
ROSTER UPDATE | Owen Beck has been added to 🇨🇦’s National Junior Team.
Colton Dach will miss the remainder of the #WorldJuniors due to injury.
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) January 1, 2023
Dach, 19, the captain of the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets, will miss the remainder of the tournament after appearing to suffer a right shoulder injury in the third period of Canada’s 5-1 win over Sweden Saturday, Dec. 31.
Dach threw a hit in the defensive zone and immediately crumpled to the ice favouring his right arm. He could be heard screaming in pain on the TV broadcast as he left the ice.
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) January 1, 2023
Dach has two assists in four games for Canada at the 2023 World Juniors.
Beck, 18, has scored 17 goals and 23 assists over 30 games with the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League this season.
Beck was cut from Canada’s World Junior team earlier this month at selection camp.
The other quarterfinal matches Monday have Sweden playing Finland, the United States taking on Germany and Czechia takes on Switzerland.
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