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Cale Makar has passed on playing in the Olympics for Canada

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The World Juniors were enough international hockey for one year.

Canada v Sweden: Gold Medal Game - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

Today TSN reported that Colorado Avalanche prospect has turned down a request from Hockey Canada to play for the Canadian Olympic team this February in PyeongChang, South Korea.

At the recent Men’s U20 World Junior Championships in Buffalo Makar won gold with Canada and was named to the all-star team on defence, and led Canadian defensemen in scoring - and was tied with Czech Libor Hajek overall - with three goals and five assists.

It appears that Makar doesn’t want to miss any more school this years, a responsible decision for the young man. That could also mean he’s planning on going back for another year at Massachusetts, if he was planning on leaving missing another two weeks wouldn’t matter much.

Canada will name it’s official roster tomorrow at noon as they go for their third straight Olympic gold medal, and first gold without NHL players since 1952.