(ISN) – Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kootenay Ice forward Sam Reinhart has been added to the roster of Team WHL which will compete against Team Russia in the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series.
Reinhart, a 19-year-old from Vancouver, BC, has also been named Captain of Team WHL for both games of the series.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 of the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, November 10th, and will continue the series on Tuesday, November 11th with Game 2 in Brandon, MB. The OHL will host Games 3 and 4 while the QMJHL will conclude the series as hosts for Games 5 and 6.
Selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Reinhart was returned to the Kootenay Ice after appearing in nine games for the Sabres to start the 2014-15 NHL regular season. The 6’1″, 185-lb forward was named the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year after finishing tied for fourth in WHL scoring with 105 points in 60 games. Kootenay’s first-round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Reinhart has amassed 101 goals and 254 points in 203 career regular season games. He also represented Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships, and was a three-time member of Canada’s Under-18 team.
Reinhart will be suiting up for Team WHL in the SUBWAY® Super Series for a third consecutive year.
The WHL also announced the Assistant Captains for Team WHL.
Defenceman Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders and forward Nicolas Petan of the Portland Winterhawks will serve as Assistant Captains for both Team WHL games versus Russia. Additionally, defenceman Madison Bowey of the Kelowna Rockets will wear an ‘A’ for Game 1 of the series in Saskatoon, SK, while defenceman Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals will serve as an Assistant Captain for Game 2 of the series in Brandon, MB. All four players named as Assistant Captains for Team WHL are Captains of their respective WHL Clubs.
Team WHL will feature two Wheat Kings – John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk while rookie blueliner Ivan Provorov is expected to get the call for the Russians.
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. This year, Team WHL will be coached by 2014 WHL Coach of the Year Dave Lowry (Victoria Royals) who will also serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Kelly McCrimmon (Brandon Wheat Kings) will be the assistant coach for Team WHL.
The 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, BMO Bank of Montreal, Cooper Tire and autoTRADER.ca.
Team WHL roster for the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series:
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans / Edmonton, AB)
Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings / Delta, BC)
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets / Winnipeg, MB)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels / Carlyle, SK)
Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current Broncos / Calgary, AB)
Joe Hicketts (Victoria Royals / Kamloops, BC)
Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders / Calgary, AB)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen / Elkhorn, MB)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds / Aldergrove, BC)
Tyson Baillie (Kelowna Rockets / Fort Saskatchewan, AB)
Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels / High River, AB)
Greg Chase (Calgary Hitmen / Sherwood Park, AB)
Jaedon Descheneau (Kootenay Ice / Edmonton, AB)
Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings / Roblin, MB)
Morgan Klimchuck (Regina Pats / Calgary, AB)
Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks / Delta, BC)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors / Calgary, AB)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings / Edmonton, AB)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay Ice / Vancouver, BC)
Cole Ully (Kamloops Blazers / Calgary, AB)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen / Abbotsford, BC)
(Please note: Roster is subject to change)
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 @ 6pm
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
As of Monday, over 3,100 tickets had been sold for game two of the series, to be played at Westman Communications Group Place.