WHL Announces Rosters for 2012 Super Series

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CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League, the Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals Hockey Clubs today announced the rosters for Team WHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series.

The SUBWAY® Super Series features regional teams of CHL All-Stars competing against the Russian National Junior Team in a six-game event serving as an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. The OHL hosts the middle leg of the six-game series with the first two games hosted by the QMJHL, and the final two games played in the WHL. Last season the CHL prevailed with their eighth series win in nine years of this event earning a 10-8 victory in points which included three regulation wins, two losses, and one defeat by shootout. Team Canada later captured bronze at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, AB.

Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC. The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.

Team WHL was selected by a special committee consisting of Jeff Chynoweth (Kootenay Ice, GM), Bob Tory (Tri-City Americans, GM), Kevin Prendergast (Hockey Canada, Head Scout), Scott Salmond (Hockey Canada, Sr. Director, Hockey Operations/National Teams), Don Nachbaur (Spokane Chiefs, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of Team Canada) and the WHL Office, as part of the selection process for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships.

The Team WHL roster consists of 29 players – two goalies, nine defencemen and 18 forwards. Team WHL features the five defencemen selected in the Top 8 of the 2012 NHL Draft: Ryan Murray (EVT, 2nd overall – Columbus Blue Jackets); Griffin Reinhart (EDM, 4th overall – New York Islanders); Morgan Rielly (MJ, 5th overall – Toronto Maple Leafs); Mathew Dumba (RD, 7th overall – Minnesota Wild) and Derrick Pouliot (POR, 8th overall – Pittsburgh Penguins). Top Western Hockey League NHL prospects for the 2013 and 2014 NHL Entry Drafts will also be featured on Team WHL: Hunter Shinkaruk (MH, 2013); Curtis Lazar (EDM, 2013); Ryan Pulock (BDN, 2013); Eric Comrie (TC, 2013) and Sam Reinhart (2014, KTN). Everett Silvertips defenceman Ryan Murray is the sole returning player from Team Canada’s 2012 Bronze medal team at the World Junior Championships.

Game tickets for Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver can be purchased from the Vancouver Giants by calling 604-4-GIANTS (604-444-2687) or online at http://vancouvergiants.com/ . Game tickets for Thursday, November 15 in Victoria are available at the Select Your Tickets Box Office – (250) 220-7777 or http://www.selectyourtickets.com/sss.php

For more information please visit www.subwaysuperseries.ca.

 

Team WHL Roster – Vancouver, BC – November 14, 2012

#

Forwards

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

14

*Brassart, Brady

6’1

192

1992

Calgary Hitmen

21

*Ewanyk, Travis

6’2

192

1992

Edmonton Oil Kings

28

*Lazar, Curtis

6’0

198

1994

Edmonton Oil Kings

29

*Moroz, Mitch

6’2

208

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

18

*St. Croix, Michael

6’0

179

1992

Edmonton Oil Kings

15

Sissons, Colton

6’1

194

1992

Kelowna Rockets

23

Reinhart, Sam

6’0

182

1994

Kootenay Ice

19

Shinkaruk, Hunter

5’11

175

1993

Medicine Hat Tigers

9

McNeill, Mark

6’2

210

1992

Prince Albert Raiders

20

Ouellette, Trent

6’0

175

1992

Regina Pats

16

Holmberg, Mitch

5’10

175

1992

Spokane Chiefs

17

*Lowry, Adam

6’5

201

1992

Swift Current Broncos

#

Defencemen

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

2

Pulock, Ryan

6’1

211

1993

Brandon Wheat Kings

8

*Reinhart, Griffin

6’4

202

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

27

Murray, Ryan

6’1

195

1992

Everett Silvertips

4

*Rielly, Morgan

6’0

205

1993

Moose Jaw Warriors

24

*Dumba, Matt

6’0

182

1993

Red Deer Rebels

5

Siemens, Duncan

6’4

209

1992

Saskatoon Blades

#

Goaltenders

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

31

*Broissoit, Laurent

6’3

200

1992

Edmonton Oil Kings

1

*Comrie, Eric

6’1

170

1994

Tri-City Americans

 

TEAM WHL COACHING STAFF / TRAINERS

Head Coach Don Nachbaur Spokane Chiefs

Assistant Coach Derek Laxdal Edmonton Oil Kings

Assistant Coach Don Hay Vancouver Giants

Athletic Trainer Nick Murray Vancouver Giants

Equipment Manager Chad Scharff Vancouver Giants

Team WHL Roster – Victoria, BC – November 15, 2012

#

Forwards

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

14

*Brassart, Brady

6’1

192

1993

Calgary Hitmen

21

*Ewanyk, Travis

6’2

192

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

28

*Lazar, Curtis

6’0

198

1995

Edmonton Oil Kings

29

*Moroz, Mitch

6’2

208

1994

Edmonton Oil Kings

18

*St. Croix, Michael

6’0

179

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

34

Lipon, JC

6’0

181

1993

Kamloops Blazers

9

Smith, Colin

5’11

175

1993

Kamloops Blazers

12

Fioretti, Sam

5’10

184

1993

Moose Jaw Warriors

7

Rattie, Ty

6’0

176

1993

Portland Winterhawks

22

Black, Graham

6’0

179

1993

Swift Current Broncos

17

*Lowry, Adam

6’5

201

1993

Swift Current Broncos

11

Hodges, Steven

6’0

175

1994

Victoria Royals

#

Defencemen

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

3

Lowe, Keegan

6’1

200

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

8

*Reinhart, Griffin

6’4

202

1994

Edmonton Oil Kings

4

*Rielly, Morgan

6’0

205

1994

Moose Jaw Warriors

51

Pouliot, Derrick

6’0

194

1994

Portland Winterhawks

26

Wotherspoon, Tyler

6’2

209

1993

Portland Winterhawks

24

*Dumba, Matt

6’0

182

1994

Red Deer Rebels

#

Goaltenders

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

31

*Broissoit, Laurent

6’3

200

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

1

*Comrie, Eric

6’1

170

1995

Tri-City Americans

 

TEAM WHL COACHING STAFF / TRAINERS

Head Coach Don Nachbaur Spokane Chiefs

Assistant Coach Derek Laxdal Edmonton Oil Kings

Assistant Coach Dave Lowry Victoria Royals

Athletic Therapist Khore Elliott Victoria Royals

Equipment Manager Matt Auerbach Victoria Royals

*Players competing in both games

The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal, Old Dutch, and Post.

All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with the two QMJHL games shown on TVA Sports.

The schedule for the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is as follows:

Game 1 – Monday November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, QC

Game 2 – Wednesday November 7 at Val-d’Or, QC

Game 3 – Thursday November 8 at Guelph, ON

Game 4 – Monday November 12 at Sarnia, ON

Game 5 – Wednesday November 14 at Vancouver, BC

Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Victoria, BC

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