Thursday, November 21, 2013

Team WHL captains and assistants announced

Press Release

Calgary, AB -- The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club and the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club, today announced the Captains and Assistant Captains for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia in the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series in Red Deer and Lethbridge, AB.

Curtis Lazar of the Edmonton Oil Kings will captain Team WHL for Game #5 of the series on Wednesday, November 27th, in Red Deer, AB.  The 18-year-old from Vernon, BC, is in his third season with the Oil Kings, and was selected in the first round, 17th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 NHL Draft.  Lazar is an assistant captain with the Oil Kings.

Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice will serve as Team WHL captain for Game #6 of the series on Thursday, November 28th, in Lethbridge, AB.  Reinhart, an 18-year-old from Vancouver, BC, is in his third season in the WHL with the Ice, and is considered one of the top prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft.  Reinhart currently serves as captain for the Ice.

Portland Winterhawks’ forward Nicolas Petan and Prince Albert Raiders’ defenceman Josh Morrissey will serve as assistant captains for both games.  Petan, an 18-year-old from Delta, BC, and reigning WHL scoring co-champion, was selected in the second round, 43rd overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2013 NHL Draft.  Morrissey, an 18-year-old from Calgary, AB, and reigning WHL and CHL Scholastic Player of the Year, was chosen in the first round, 13th overall, by the Jets in 2013.

Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Griffin Reinhart, a 19-year-old from Vancouver, BC, will wear an ‘A’ for Team WHL in Game #5 of the series, while Kelowna Rockets’ defenceman Damon Severson will be an assistant captain for Game #6.

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