When Russia sends over it`s finest junior hockey players to compete with the best in the Canadian Hockey League, their stop in Western Canada will have a Rockets feel. Rockets captain Madison Bowey and fellow defenseman Damon Severson will be looking to help Team WHL to stake their claim as the best Canada, and the world have to offer.
The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club and the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club, today announced the majority of the roster of Team WHL which will compete against Team Russia in the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 5 of the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series in Red Deer, AB, on Wednesday, November 27th, and will conclude the series on Thursday, November 28th, with Game 6 in Lethbridge, AB. The QMJHL will host the first two games of the series, and the OHL will host Games 3 and 4.
Team WHL’s roster is highlighted by Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice, one of the top-ranked skaters for the 2014 NHL Draft. The roster also features seven players who were first-round NHL Draft picks, including defencemen Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders and Ryan Pulock of the Brandon Wheat Kings, and forwards Curtis Lazar of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers and Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats, who were all selected in the 2013 NHL Draft. Additionally, Team WHL’s roster includes Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Griffin Reinhart, who was a member of Canada’s National Junior team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Each of the three CHL member Leagues assembled a selection Committee, working closely with Hockey Canada, to select the players for this year’s series.
The 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and Old Dutch.
Team WHL roster for the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series:
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans)
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets)
Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current Broncos)
Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders)
Derrick Pouliot (Portland Winterhawks)
Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Damon Severson (Kelowna Rockets)
Troy Bourke (Prince George Cougars)
Colby Cave (Swift Current Broncos)
Greg Chase (Calgary Hitmen)
Jaedon Descheneau (Kootenay Ice)
Jujhar Khaira (Everett Silvertips)
Morgan Klimchuk (Regina Pats)
Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks)
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
Mitch Moroz (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Nicolas Petan (Portland Winterhawks)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay Ice)
Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats)
The schedule for the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series is as follows:
Game 1 – Monday November 18 at Gatineau, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday November 20 at Sherbrooke, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 21 at Oshawa, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 25 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 27 at Red Deer, AB
Game 6 – Thursday November 28 at Lethbridge, AB