The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League and the Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats Hockey Clubs today announced the players that will serve as Captains and Assistant Captains for Team WHL who will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series. Vancouver Giants’ forward Brendan Gallagher has been named Team WHL captain for game five of the SUBWAY® Super Series in Regina, SK. The 19-year-old from Delta, BC, is playing his fourth year with the Vancouver Giants, was a 5th round selection by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and is representing Team WHL for the second straight season. Gallagher will be playing on a line with Brett Bulmer (Kelowna Rockets) and Kevin Sundher (Victoria Royals). Colton Sissons (Kelowna Rockets), Joe Morrow (Portland Winterhawks) and Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) have been named assistant captains for the Team WHL for the game in Regina, SK. Colton Sissons and Duncan Siemens both serve as Captains for the Kelowna Rockets and Saskatoon Blades. This is Sissons, Siemens and Morrow’s first appearance with Team WHL at the SUBWAY Super Series.
Moose Jaw Warriors’ forward Quinton Howden has been named Team WHL captain for game six of the SUBWAY® Super Series in Moose Jaw, SK. The 19-year-old from Oakbank, MB is playing his fourth season with the Moose Jaw Warriors, was selected in the 1st round – 25th overall by the Florida Panthers at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and is representing Team WHL for the third straight year. Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings), Dylan McIlrath (Moose Jaw Warriors) and Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) have been named as assistant captains for Team WHL for the game in Moose Jaw, SK. Stone also wears the captains ‘C’ for the Wheat Kings while McIlrath is an Assistant Captain with the Warriors, for both this is their first appearance with Team WHL at the SUBWAY Super Series.
Don Hay will be the head coach for both WHL games.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 16 in Regina, SK, and on Thursday, November 17 in Moose Jaw, SK. The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.
The 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series marks the ninth straight year that teams of CHL All-Stars have competed against Team Russia in preparation for the World Junior Hockey Championships. The SUBWAY® Super Series is an integral part of the evaluation process prior to Team Canada’s final selection camp in December. This season, Canada will be competing for their 14th straight medal at the 2012 tournament in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with the two QMJHL games shown on TVA.
2011 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
Game 1 – Monday November 7 at Victoriaville, QC: Team QMJHL 0 – Russia 2
Game 2 – Wednesday November 9 at Quebec City, QC: Team QMJHL 4 – Russia 5 SO
Game 3 – Thursday November 10 at Ottawa, ON: Team OHL 10 – Russia 7
Game 4 – Monday November 14 at Sault Ste. Marie, ON: Team OHL 6 – Russia 3
Game 5 – Wednesday November 16 at Regina, SK
Game 6 – Thursday November 17 at Moose Jaw, SK