One brought good news, the other bad as the Canadian Olympic team selections were announced in Toronto.
Bouwmeester, who was left off the Olympic team four years ago in Vancouver, will be on the squad heading to Sochi, Russia in February. Hall will not.
"It's pretty exciting stuff," Bouwmeester said. "It wasn't something I was thinking about or worried about, there are a lot of real good players. I've been on the other side, looking in and it's not a lot of fun.
"It's a great opportunity and it's something that if you have the chance to be a part of, it's something special and it's something you want to take advantage of."