Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with SUBWAY® restaurants and the three regional leagues the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League today announced all six Canadian host centres for the 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series.
Canada and Russia will renew their rivalry in CHL venues across the country for the eighth straight year this season as part of a six game series beginning Monday November 8 in Saint John, NB. The QMJHL will also host Game Two in Drummondville, QC, on Wednesday November 10. The OHL leg of the series picks up in London, ON, on Thursday November 11 before heading north to Sudbury, ON, for Game Four of the series on Monday November 15. The series shifts to the WHL and Kamloops, BC, on Wednesday November 17 before wrapping up in Prince George, BC, with Game Six on Thursday November 18.
The series features regional teams of CHL All-Stars competing against the Russian National Junior Team and serves as an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada just prior to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships to be held this season in Buffalo, New York.
“The CHL looks forward to welcoming back the SUBWAY® Super Series in CHL arenas this November,” said CHL President David Branch. “The excitement around this event continues to grow as fans have the opportunity to see our league’s top talent that will vie for a spot on Team Canada at the World Junior Championships compete against one of our country’s biggest hockey rivals.”
SUBWAY®, a corporate partner of the CHL since 2005, became title sponsor of the SUBWAY® Super Series last season as part of an expanded corporate partnership deal and is recognized as the “official sandwich of the Canadian Hockey League.”
“On behalf of all SUBWAY® restaurants across the country, we are thrilled to continue as title sponsor of the 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series and bring together some of the top talent in the CHL to give fans a fresh look at what to expect from Team Canada at the World Junior Championships,” stated Chuck Roy, SUBWAY® restaurant franchisee. “This is the sixth season the SUBWAY® restaurant chain will be involved with the CHL and we are very proud that our support continues to bring exciting events to communities across Canada.”
Last season, the CHL won all six games of the series and were represented internationally by 21 players from 2009 SUBWAY® Super Series rosters on the Team Canada squad that captured silver at the World Junior Championships in Saskatoon, SK. Eight Russian players also competed in the 2009 event before finishing in sixth place in Saskatchewan.
All six games of the SUBWAY ® Super Series will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet with RDS televising both games from the QMJHL.
The 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and CCM.
2010 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
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Game 1 – Monday November 8 at Saint John, NB
Game 2 – Wednesday November 10 at Drummondville, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 11 at London, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 15 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 17 at Kamloops, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 18 at Prince George, BC
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