Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats, in association with the Western Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League would like to announce that Regina Pats defenceman, Colton Jobke has been named to play for Team WHL who will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 Subway Super Series. He will replace Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman, Mark Pysyk for Wednesday’s Subway Super Series game on Wednesday, November 16th at the Brandt Centre in Regina.
Colton Jobke has had a fantastic start to the season since joining the Regina Pats before at the beginning of the year in a trade with the Kelowna Rockets. He has four (4) goals and four (4) assists in 20 games with all four of his goals coming on the power play. Colton signed a free agent contract with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild in September of 2010 and attended their training camp this year.
Regina Pats General Manager Chad Lang, “We are very happy and proud that Colton will be given the opportunity to play in the Subway Super Series. He has been a huge part of our hockey club since we acquired him back on September 22nd. Not only has he played well on the ice, his leadership off the ice has been a welcomed addition. It is nice to see Colton being rewarded for his play and to represent Western Hockey League at the Subway Super Series.”
D – Colton Jobke
Born: April 20/92 Shoots: Left
Hometown: Delta, BC
Eligibility: Signed (FA) Minnesota Wild
Height: 6’0” Weight: 189
2011-12 GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Regina Pats 20 4 4 8 0 28
Jobke will join fellow Regina Pat, Jordan Weal on Team WHL for Wednesday’s game in Regina against Team Russia in front of a national TV audience on Rogers Sportsnet. The Subway Super Series is an integral part of the evaluation process prior to Team Canada’s final selection camp in December.
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