Hockey

Canada's Dylan Cozens, Bowen Byram to take turns wearing 'C' at world juniors

Following a wrist injury to captain Kirby Dach, defenceman Bowen Byram and Forward Dylan Cozens will act as co-captains for Canada at the world junior hockey championships in Edmonton.

Forward Connor McMichael will serve as alternate captain

Canada's goalie Devon Levi (1) makes a save as Bowen Byram (4) and Russia's Arseni Gritsyuk (8) crash the net during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Wednesday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press )

Following a wrist injury to captain Kirby Dach, defenceman Bowen Byram and forward Dylan Cozens will act as co-captains for Canada at the world junior hockey championships in Edmonton.

Dach suffered the tournament-ending injury during Canada's exhibition win against Russia on Wednesday. 

Under International Ice Hockey Federation rules, one player must wear the 'C' during games.

Byram and Cozens will alternate wearing the "C" throughout the 12-day, 10-country tournament, while forward Connor McMichael will serve as alternate. 
 

Canada kicks off it's tournament against Germany on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. The team will then face Slovakia on Sunday, before taking on Switzerland on Tuesday and then Finland on New Year's Eve to complete preliminary-round action. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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