Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, the Saskatoon Blades and the Brandon Wheat Kings today announced the roster of Team WHL which will compete against Team Russia in the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 of the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, November 10th, and will continue the series on Tuesday, November 11th with Game 2 in Brandon, MB. The OHL will host Games 3 and 4 while the QMJHL will conclude the series as hosts for Games 5 and 6.
Team WHL’s roster will boast a number of NHL prospects including 2014 NHL Draft first round selections Jake Virtanen (Vancouver Canucks – #6 overall), Haydn Fleury (Carolina Hurricanes – #7 overall), Travis Sanheim (Philadelphia Flyers, #17 overall), Conner Bleackley (Colorado Avalanche, #23 overall) and John Quenneville (New Jersey Devils, #30 overall).
This year’s edition of Team WHL will also feature a host of talent either hailing from or currently playing in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. On November 10th in Saskatoon, Carlyle, SK native Haydn Fleury will suit up for Team WHL alongside fellow blueliners Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current) and Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert) as well as forwards Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) and Morgan Klimchuck (Regina). The following night in Brandon, the Wheat Kings will be represented on Team WHL by forwards Jayce Hawryluk and John Quenneville while Winnipeg, MB product Madison Bowey will patrol the back end.
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. This year, Team WHL will be coached by 2014 WHL Coach of the Year Dave Lowry (Victoria Royals) who will also serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Kelly McCrimmon (Brandon Wheat Kings) will be the assistant coach for Team WHL.
The 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, BMO Bank of Montreal, Cooper Tire and autoTRADER.ca.
Team WHL roster for the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series:
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans / Edmonton, AB)
Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings / Delta, BC)
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets / Winnipeg, MB)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels / Carlyle, SK)
Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current Broncos / Calgary, AB)
Joe Hicketts (Victoria Royals / Kamloops, BC)
Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders / Calgary, AB)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen / Elkhorn, MB)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds / Aldergrove, BC)
Tyson Baillie (Kelowna Rockets / Fort Saskatchewan, AB)
Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels / High River, AB)
Greg Chase (Calgary Hitmen / Sherwood Park, AB)
Jaedon Descheneau (Kootenay Ice / Edmonton, AB)
Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings / Roblin, MB)
Morgan Klimchuck (Regina Pats / Calgary, AB)
Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks / Delta, BC)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors / Calgary, AB)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings / Edmonton, AB)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen / Abbotsford, BC)
(Please note: Roster is subject to change and two additional players will be added to Team WHL prior to the event)
The schedule for the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series is as follows:
Game 1 – Monday, November 10 at Saskatoon, SK
Game 2 – Tuesday, November 11 at Brandon, MB
Game 3 – Thursday, November 13 at Peterborough, ON
Game 4 – Monday, November 17 at Kingston, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday, November 18 at Bathurst, NB
Game 6 – Thursday, November 20 at Rimouski, QC
The 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series will be nationally broadcasted in its entirety live on Sportsnet.