Byram Named to Team WHL’s Roster for the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series

Rik Fedyck

For a second straight season, Bowen Byram will represent the WHL in the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series. The 2001-born defenceman from Cranbrook, BC was one of 20 players named to Team WHL’s roster earlier today. The annual six-game series wraps up out West on November 13th in Saskatoon and shifts to Prince Albert the next night on November 14th. The full schedule of the six-game 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series can be found below.



Bowen Byram was the third overall pick of the Vancouver Giants in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, Byram has suited up in 147 regular season games and has compiled 33 goals and 75 assists for 108 points. In nine games this season with Vancouver, Byram has posted one goal and nine assists for 10 points. In June Byram was chosen fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Last season, Byram re-wrote the history books for both the Giants and the WHL. He set a new single-season franchise record for goals by a defenceman (26). He then set a new single-season league record with six overtime winning goals. His 23 points in 22 playoff games made him the first defenceman to ever lead the WHL playoffs in scoring.

2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule
QMJHL – Game 1 – Monday, November 4 at Saint John, N.B.
QMJHL – Game 2 – Tuesday, November 5 at Moncton, N.B.
OHL – Game 3 – Thursday, November 7 at Kitchener, Ont.
OHL – Game 4 – Monday, November 11 at London, Ont.
WHL – Game 5 – Wednesday, November 13 at Saskatoon, Sask. – TICKETS
WHL – Game 6 – Thursday, November 14 at Prince Albert, Sask. – TICKETS

The six-game CIBC Canada Russia Series features regional league teams of Canadian National Junior Team candidates competing against the Russian National Junior Team. Team CHL has won 12 times in event history, with Russia winning on four occasions.

The 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series is supported by title sponsor CIBC, the Official Bank of the CHL, along with associate sponsors Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.


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