WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - 7:00PM
The greatest rivalry in hockey returns to the Pacific Coliseum . . . this is going to be GIANT!
The Vancouver Giants are proud to host Game 5 of the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series at the Pacific Coliseum on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00pm! On this night, Team WHL (comprised of Canadian World Junior elgible players) will take on Team Russia in the annual pre-cursor to the World Juniors. It's a critical evaluation opportunity for both countries, and features some of the best propsects in the game!
The Giants will also use this occasion to mark the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Canada Cup and the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series with a pair of special guests.
Representing the Russians will be one of the game’s all-time greats. Former Vancouver Canuck and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Igor Larionov will be on hand to mark the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Canada Cup. Larionov is a 3-time Stanley Cup Champion is one of only four men who have won an Olympic Gold Medal, World Championship, Stanley Cup, Canada/World Cup and World Junior Championship (Viacheslav Fetisov, Scott Niedermayer & Joe Sakic are the others).
Representing Canada will be someone who played a pivotal role in the 1972 Summit Series and will return to the building in which one of the series’ most memorable moments occurred. At the conclusion of Game 4 here in Vancouver, Phil Esposito gave a passionate speech that rallied his team and the nation. The 2-time Stanley Cup Champion and 5-time Art Ross Trophy winner will join us to represent Canada once again, and help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.
Tickets for the game are automatically included in Vancouver Giants Season Ticket Holder packages.
Single Game Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Prices are $23 in the Red Price Category and $30 in the Gold Price Category (HST included, service charges apply).
To order, call 604-4-GIANTS (604-444-2687) or click HERE.
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by phone only. Call 604-4-GIANTS (604-444-2687).
About the SUBWAY® Super Series
The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series marks the tenth straight year that regional teams of CHL All-Stars will compete against the Russian National Junior Team as part of a six-game series. The first two games of the series will be hosted by the QMJHL beginning November 5, 2012, followed by two games in the OHL, with the series wrapping up with two games in the WHL. The SUBWAY® Super Series is an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which will be played in Russia next season.
Last season the CHL edged Team Russia with a 3-2-1 record to win the series by a 10-8 margin in points, just one year following Russia’s first ever series victory in 2010. Canada and Russia would later meet at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship hosted by Calgary and Edmonton, AB, with Russia winning the semi-final contest with a roster that included 16 players from this event. 19 CHL players from the 2011 event competed on the bronze medal winning Team Canada.
All six games of the SUBWAY ® Super Series will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with TVA Sports televising both games from the QMJHL.
The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and CCM.
2012 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
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
For more information please www.subwaysuperseries.ca
About SUBWAY® Restaurants
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