With Canada’s sights set on the Spengler Cup semi-finals against HC Davos on Wednesday, the team will be without Drew MacIntyre in the crease due to an undisclosed injury.

MacIntyre, who had a strong effort against Yekaterinburg on the opening day of the tournament, will remain on the sidelines while former Dallas Stars goalie prospect Matt Climie will backup Jeff Glass in Canada’s net.

After two games split between Dallas and Phoenix during a seven-year professional career in North America, Climie made the jump overseas to play with the Straubing Tigers in the German DEL league this year. The longtime AHL starting goalie has struggled with the Tigers this year, but getting a chance to take a break and backup in Davos could give him an extra confidence boost. While he won’t likely play, this will be the first time that Climie will have been named to Canada in any capacity in his career.

Glass is expected to remain in the Canadian net after posting a shutout in Canada’s 2-0 round robin win over Davos on Tuesday.

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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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