According to his own Dad Dave Conacher on Twitter, Cory Conacher will represent Canada at the upcoming Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland.

With the tournament not happening until December 26th, Conacher becomes the first known Canadian to be joining the Canadian national team at the annual club tournament. This will be the first time that Conacher will don the maple leaf, as the Burlington, Ontario native has spent most of his professional career split between the NHL and AHL.

The 2011-2012 AHL MVP has had a solid debut season in the Swiss NLA league this year, posting 18 points in his first 15 games while skating beside fellow Canadian Andrew Ebbett. In four Champions Hockey League games this year, Conacher, Ebbett and Trevor Smith all tied for first in team scoring, recording three points in four games.

Other potential options could include current NLA leading scorer Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chris DiDomenico, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Cory Emmerton, Alex Giroux, Micki Dupont and Jeff Deslauriers.

Canada, the 2012 Spengler Cup champions, will take on Adler Mannheim, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, HC Lugano, Jokerit Helsinki and the hosts HC Davos at the 89th running of the tournament, set to take place from December 26th-31st in Davos, Switzerland. The champion from the past two years, Geneve-Servette, will not partake in the tournament and will instead focus their efforts on the current NLA season.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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