Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Team WHL rosters and additions 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 Team WHL rosters, including additional players, which will compete against Team Russia in the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series in Red Deer and Lethbridge, AB.

Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 5 of the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series in Red Deer, AB, on Wednesday, November 27th, and will conclude the series on Thursday, November 28th, with Game 6 in Lethbridge, AB.  The QMJHL will host the first two games of the series, and the OHL will host Games 3 and 4.

Goaltender Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings and forward Conner Bleackley of the Red Deer Rebels have been added to the initial 22-man roster for Team WHL announced on November 4th. 

Jarry, an 18-year-old from Delta, BC, and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect, will suit up for Team WHL in both games.  Bleackley, a 17-year-old High River, AB, product who is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, will skate for Team WHL in Red Deer on November 27th.

TEAM WHL Roster – Red Deer, AB, November 27, 2013

TEAM WHL Roster – Lethbridge, AB, November 28, 2013

Team WHL’s roster is highlighted by Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice, one of the top-ranked skaters for the 2014 NHL Draft.  The roster also features seven players who were first-round NHL Draft picks, including defencemen Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders and Ryan Pulock of the Brandon Wheat Kings, and forwards Curtis Lazar of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers and Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats, who were all selected in the 2013 NHL Draft.  Additionally, Team WHL’s roster includes Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Griffin Reinhart, who was a member of Canada’s National Junior team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Each of the three CHL member Leagues assembled a selection Committee, working closely with Hockey Canada, to select the players for this year’s series.

The 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and Old Dutch. 

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