CIS Toronto Selects to face junior national team

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Courtesy of York University sports information

December 6, 2013, Toronto (ISN) – Twenty-one men’s hockey players from Toronto’s three CIS member universities have been chosen for the Toronto Selects team that will suit up next weekend in an exhibition game against Canada’s national junior squad.

Puck drop is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto.

Seven players each – one goaltender, two defencemen and four forwards – from Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and York University make up the team that will face Canada’s top junior hockey players as they wrap up their selection camp in preparation for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

Head coaches Darren Lowe from the Varsity Blues, Jim Wells from the Lions and Graham Wise from the Rams will be behind the bench of the CIS team.

“Any time we can expose our student-athletes to a program of excellence like Hockey Canada and the national junior team, it is an honour to do so,” said Wells. “We have an obligation to give our student-athletes the best experience possible and this is one day they will never forget.”

Tickets for the contest can be purchased at the door for $10 each.

CIS TORONTO SELECTS ROSTER

Goaltenders

Troy Passingham, Ryerson (Mississauga, Ont.)

Andrew Perugini, York (King City, Ont.)

Garrett Sheehan, Toronto (Cremona, Alta.)

Defencemen

Brian Birkhoff, Ryerson (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Dylan Heide, Toronto (Winnipeg, Man.)

Peter Hermenegildo, Ryerson (Thornhill, Ont.)

Tyler Mort, York (Keswick, Ont.)

Shayne Rover, York (Newmarket, Ont.)

Lane Werbowski, Toronto (Winnipeg, Man.)

Forwards

Domenic Alberga, Ryerson (Maple, Ont.)

Troy Barss, York (Barrie, Ont.)

Blake Boddy, Toronto (Scarborough, Ont.)

Jeff Brown, Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)

Andrew Buck, Ryerson (Newmarket, Ont.)

Andrew Doyle, Toronto (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Daniel Lombardi, Ryerson (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Mike Lombardi, York (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Michael Markovic, Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)

Tyler McGee, York (Timmins, Ont.)

Jesse Messier, York (Keswick, Ont.)

Jamie Wise, Ryerson (Stouffville, Ont.)

Coaching Staff

Darren Lowe, Toronto

Jim Wells, York

Graham Wise, Ryerson

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