However, one name that may sound familiar is former National Hockey League vet and Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Roy.
The roster announcement, carried live on several networks, was made at the Hall of Champions at Hockey Canada's office in Calgary.
Howden's brother was on that call because he'd just played for Canada in the World Juniors, and Hockey Canada went through him to reach Quinton.
Compared to previous games, it seems the hype machine is a little slow to build this year and some suggest men's hockey is a big part of that.
The team will be coached by former Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins who is from Climax with one of his assistants being Saskatoon's Dave King.
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Because the NHL is not allowing its players to be selected for Olympic teams for the first time since 1994, the tournament will be played with players competing in other leagues. The 33-year-old spent three seasons in the Buffalo Sabres' organization, playing for the minor-league clubs in Portland and Rochester from 2010 to 2013.
One hockey player's loss is another hockey player's gain. "He asked if I had heard anything and I said no". They've stuck with it, they won't give up.
The KHL, regarded as the world's second-best league next to the NHL, has not said whether it will release players for the Olympics, a delay caused by the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russian Federation from competing in the 2018 Games.
To give you an idea of the calibre of talent that will be joining Raymond, Kelly and Scrivens for a pre-Olympic training camp that begins January 28 in Latvia, consider that the best player named to the roster - at least, in terms of relevant in-season statistics - is probably Linden Vey.
Brule has played in the Kontinental Hockey League since 2014, suiting up for five different teams in the European-Asian league, known as the second best in the world behind the NHL.
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Gragnani lasted 14 games in Vancouver in 2012, then played a season in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers, before heading to the KHL, then the Swiss league, then a brief return to North America with the New Jersey and Albany Devils, then made his way back to the KHL for the past two seasons. Many of them were part of the team that won the Spengler Cup hockey tournament in Davos, Switzerland over the holidays. For some guys, that's the only reason they're playing this year.
The 12-nation tournament begins February 14.
Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia for the Canadians. "I think it's a challenge but we will represent Canada (well)".
Canada will be solid in goal, mobile on defence, skilled and experienced up front - and above all hard to play against, according to the team braintrust.
"We've had a lot of time to not only evaluate our players but have them together and we're going to get a good two-week training camp", Desjardins said.
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