CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League and the Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats Hockey Clubs today announced a roster change to Team WHL who will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series. 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.
Due to an injury sustained this past weekend, Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman and top NHL Prospect Morgan Reilly will be unable to participate in this year's event and has been replaced by Brandon Wheat Kings rear guard Ryan Pulock for the game in Moose Jaw. Pulock collected 42 points in his rookie campaign last year, and with a late birth date (October, 1994), is not NHL Draft eligible until 2013.
The 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series will take place November 7 – 17 and 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.
The Team WHL roster consists of 34 players – two goalies, 11 defenceman and 21 forwards. Top NHL prospects for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft Matt Dumba (RD), Griffin Reinhart (EDM) and Colton Sissons (KEL) will compete in the series. Team WHL also features three first round draft picks from the 2011 NHL Draft, Duncan Siemens (SAS), Mark McNeill (PA) and Joe Morrow (POR). Moose Jaw Warriors forward Quinton Howden is the sole returning player from Team Canada’s 2011 silver medal team at the World Junior Championships and was selected in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Game tickets for Wednesday, November 16 in Regina are available at the Brandt Centre Box Office, located in the East entrance, orTicketmaster by calling 543.7800 Toll-free: 1.800.970.7328 or Log onto www.ticketmaster.ca. Game tickets for Thursday, November 17 in Moose Jaw are available at the Mosaic Place Box Office – (306) 624-2050 or http://tickets.mjwarriors.ca/