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Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team

Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team”

With the National Hockey League refusing to send its players to the 2018 Winter Games, athletes playing professionally overseas as well as NCAA athletes, like Makar, are eligible to be selected to play for their country in this year's Olympics.

Makar, who posted three goals and four assists in Team Canada's victory at World Juniors, now has a goal and eight assists in 16 games with the Minutemen this season.

As reports of Makar's decision came down Wednesday, it's not hard to see why the 19-year-old declined an invite to head to South Korea in February.

The prestige of the opportunity to win an worldwide gold medal for Canada doesn't have the same intrigue as it would in other cases, either, as Makar is literally days removed from capturing gold at a true best-on-best tournament.

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So Makar may have been the youngest player on the roster had he accepted the invitation, but he turned down Hockey Canada's advances.

The fourth overall pick by the Colorado Avalanche last summer, Makar is now enrolled at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Hockey Canada is expected to announce its roster Thursday at 2 p.m.



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