Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is one of two managers for Team North America, which is comprised of players from Canada and the United States who are 23 years old or younger.
The Under-23 North America team announced its 16-man initial roster Wednesday with no current Blackhawks on it, but former Blackhawk Brandon Saad made the list.
Équipe des 23 ans et moins à la coupe du monde pic.twitter.com/v5mfTn0j1N— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) March 2, 2016
Well. What do you think of the NA uniforms? pic.twitter.com/i2aIhz4ZYa— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) March 2, 2016
This year's World Cup of Hockey, which represents the event's return after a hiatus, is set for September and will be held in Toronto. The format is slightly modified from the past World Cup tournaments, with six national teams and two special "all-star teams" participating.
The eight teams that will compete this year are the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic, plus Team Europe and Under-23 Team North America.
Here is when the different teams will announce their initial 16-man rosters:
Team Canada: 6:05 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
Team USA: 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN’s SportsCenter