Joe Hicketts Assistant Captain for Team WHL in Game 2

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(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate defenceman Joe Hicketts on being named as an Assistant Captain for Team WHL in Game 2 of the upcoming SUBWAY ® Super Series against Team Russia in Brandon, Manitoba.

In 16 games so this season, Hicketts has recorded 20 points (5g-15a) and 16 penalty minutes for Victoria.

The product of Kamloops, BC is coming off of a summer that saw him sign a three-year entry level contract as a free agent with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Detroit Red Wings. Last season, Hicketts recorded six goals and 18 assists for 24 points in 36 games played for the Royals. He also tallied two assists in nine games during the 2014 Playoffs.

Drafted by the Royals in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft as the club’s first ever draft pick, Hicketts has registered 68 points (17g-51a) over 120 games with Victoria.

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 BMO Bank of Montreal, Cooper Tire and 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 Victoria Royals will begin a five game road trip starting in Kelowna on Wednesday, November 5th at Prospera Place against the Rockets. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. The Royals will then face the Prince George Cougars for a two game set on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th with puck drop at 7:00 p.m. for both contests.