(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that Head Coach Dave Lowry has been named the head coach of Team WHL for the upcoming SUBWAY® Super Series against Team Russia.
Since joining the Royals for the 2012-13 season, Lowry has posted an 87-56-4-8 regular season record as Victoria’s bench boss. In the eight year history of the franchise, Lowry holds the best record for a coach in his first two seasons with the club. He also holds the franchise record in playoff victories with seven.
Lowry recently completed his second season with the Royals and was named the 2013-14 WHL Coach of the Year after leading Victoria to a franchise-record 48-20-1-3 regular season. Last year, Lowry guided the Royals to numerous franchise records including wins (48) and points (100), breaking the records he established during his first season with the club. Lowry helped Victoria finish the season as the 10th ranked club in the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings, while also guiding the franchise to its first playoff series victory.
The SUBWAY® Super Series features regional teams of CHL All-Stars competing against the Team Russia 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 WHL hosts the first two games of the six-game series with the middle leg hosted by the OHL and the final two games played in the QMJHL. Last season the CHL prevailed with their ninth series win in 11 years of this event, earning a 10-8 victory in points which included three regulation wins, two losses, and one defeat by shootout.
Team WHL faces Team Russia for the first two games of the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series. Saskatoon will kick-off the series on Monday, November 10th while Brandon will welcome the WHL All-Stars and Team Russia for the second game on Tuesday, November 11th. The 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors Bank of Montreal and Old Dutch. All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with QMJHL games shown on TVA Sports.
The schedule for the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series is as follows:
Game 1 – Monday, November 10 at Saskatoon, SK
Game 2 – Tuesday, November 11 at Brandon, MB
Game 3 – Thursday, November 13 at Peterborough, ON
Game 4 – Monday, November 17 at Kingston, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday, November 18 at Bathurst, NB
Game 6 – Thursday, November 20 at Rimouski, QC
The Royals wrap up their road trip with contests on Friday, October 17th vs. the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Saturday October 18th against the Kootenay Ice. Puck drop for both games are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Victoria will then return home for a pair of games vs. the Vancouver Giants on Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th. Friday’s contest marks the unveiling of the Royals third jersey, while Saturday’s game is the annual Pink in the Rink Night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.