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TEAM WHL ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League and the Kamloops Blazers and Prince George Cougars Hockey Clubs today announced the rosters for Team WHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series.

The 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series will take place November 8 – 18 and marks the eighth 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 13th straight medal at the 2011 tournament in Buffalo, NY.

Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 17 in Kamloops, BC, and on Thursday, November 18 in Prince George, BC.  The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.

Team WHL was selected by a special committee of WHL General Managers along with Kevin Prendergast, Hockey Canada’s Head Scout for the Canadian National Junior Team, as part of the selection process for the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships.

“I’m honoured to be working with such a strong group of talented hockey players from the Western Hockey League,” commented Team WHL head coach Ryan Huska.  “There are some terrific young hockey players in the WHL. This will be a great challenge for them against a very good Russian hockey club in this year’s SUBWAY® Super Series.”

The complete Team WHL roster consists of 32 players – two goalies, 10 defenceman and 20 forwards.  Top NHL prospects for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (RD) and Ty Rattie (POR) will compete in the series along with 2012 NHL Draft top prospect Ryan Murray (EVT).  Team WHL also features four first round draft picks from the 2010 NHL Draft, Ryan Johansen (POR), Brett Connolly (PG), Mark Pysyk (EDM) and Quinton Howden (MJ). Defenceman Jared Cowen (SPO) is the sole returning player from Team Canada’s 2010 silver medal team and was selected in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Game tickets are available at the Kamloops Blazers Box Office (250-828-3339) and the Prince Geroge CN Centre Ticketmaster Office (250-564-5585) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

The 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and CCM.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet with the two QMJHL games shown on RDS.

For more information about the event and tickets please visit www.subwaysuperseries.com

Team WHL Roster – Kamloops, BC – November 17, 2010

Forwards (12):             Year:      Club:                         Hometown:
Schaber, Chase              (91)         Kamloops Blazers       Red Deer, AB        
Vey, Linden*                  (91)         Medicine Hat Tigers    Wakaw, SK
Howden, Quinton*          (92)          Moose Jaw Warriors    Oak Bank, MB
Herrod, Brandon             (91)         Prince Albert Raiders   Meadow Lake, SK
Froese, Byron                 (91)         Red Deer Rebels        Winkler, MB
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan     (93)         Red Deer Rebels        Burnaby, BC
Ashton, Carter                (91)         Regina Pats               Saskatoon, SK
Weal, Jordan                  (92)         Regina Pats               North Vancouver, BC
Hamilton, Curtis              (91)        Saskatoon Blades        Kelowna, BC
Dziurzynski, Darian         (91)         Saskatoon Blades        Lloydminster, AB
Shinnimin, Brendan         (91)         Tri-City Americans       Winnipeg, MB
Gallagher, Brendan*        (92)         Vancouver Giants        Delta, BC

Defence (6):                                Club:                        Hometown:
MacKenzie, Matt*            (91)         Calgary Hitmen          New Westminster, BC    
Pysyk, Mark*                  (92)         Edmonton Oil Kings    Sherwood Park, AB
Murray, Ryan                  (93)         Everett Silvertips        White City, SK
Madaisky, Austin             (92)         Kamloops Blazers      Saskatoon, SK
Elliott, Stefan                  (91)         Saskatoon Blades      North Vancouver, BC
Cowen, Jared                  (91)         Spokane Chiefs         Allen, SK

Goaltenders (2):                           Club:                        Hometown:
Simpson, Kent                (92)         Everett Silvertips         Edmonton, AB
Pickard, Calvin                (92)         Seattle Thunderbirds   Winnipeg, MB

Team WHL Roster – Prince George, BC – November 18, 2010

Forwards (11):             Year:        Club:                           Hometown:

Glennie, Scott                (91)          Brandon Wheat Kings    Winnipeg, MB
Bubnick, Jimmy              (91)          Calgary Hitmen            Saskatoon, SK
Howse, Ryan                  (91)          Chilliwack Bruins          Prince George, BC
Vey, Linden*                  (91)          Medicine Hat Tigers       Wakaw, SK
Howden, Quinton*          (92)          Moose Jaw Warriors       Oak Bank, MB
Johansen, Ryan              (92)          Portland Winterhawks    Port Moody, BC
Ross, Brad                     (92)          Portland Winterhawks    Lethbridge, AB
Rattie, Ty                       (93)          Portland Winterhawks    Airdrie, AB
Inglis, Charles                (92)          Prince George Cougars  Winnipeg, MB
Connolly, Brett               (92)          Prince George Cougars  Prince George, BC
Eakin, Cody                   (91)          Swift Current Broncos    Winnipeg, MB
Gallagher, Brendan*        (92)         Vancouver Giants          Delta, BC        

Defence (6):                                Club:                            Hometown:
MacKenzie, Matt*            (91)         Calgary Hitmen               New Westminster, BC    
Pysyk, Mark*                 (92)         Edmonton Oil Kings         Sherwood Park, AB
Barrie, Tyson                 (91)         Kelowna Rockets             Victoria, BC    
McNabb, Brayden           (91)         Kootenay Ice                  Davidson, SK
Ponich, Brett                  (91)         Portland Winterhawks      Beaumont, AB
Manning, Neil                 (91)         Vancouver Giants            Nanaimo, BC

Goaltenders (2):                         Club:                           Hometown:

Simpson, Kent               (92)          Everett Silvertips          Edmonton, AB
Pickard, Calvin              (92)          Seattle Thunderbirds     Winnipeg, MB

*Players competing in both games

Team WHL Staff:
Ryan Huska, Head Coach (Kelowna Rockets)
Mike Williamson, Assistant Coach (Calgary Hitmen)
Guy Charron, Assistant Coach (Kamloops Blazers) *Kamloops game only
Dean Clark, Assistant Coach (Prince George Cougars) *Prince George game only
Jeff Thorburn, Athletic Therapist (Kelowna Rockets)

2010 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
 Game 1 – Monday November 8 at Saint John, NB
Game 2 – Wednesday November 10 at Drummondville, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 11 at London, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 15 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 17 at Kamloops, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 18 at Prince George, BC

About SUBWAY®
The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 31,000 restaurants in 90 countries and over 2,400 restaurants in Canada.  In 2002, the SUBWAY® chain surpassed McDonald’s in the number of restaurants open in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY® restaurant chain was cofounded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. For more information about the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, visit www.subway.ca.

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