Murray and Lowry Named WHL Captains Murray and Lowry Named WHL Captains

CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League, the Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals Hockey Clubs today announced the players that will serve as Captains and Assistant Captains for Team WHL who will compete against the Russia National Junior Team in the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series.  Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played on Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC.  The first two games of the series were hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.

Everett Silvertips’ defenceman Ryan Murray has been named Team WHL captain for game five of the SUBWAY® Super Series in Vancouver, BC.  The 19-year-old from White City, SK, is playing his fourth year with the Silvertips and was recently selected 2nd overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2012 NHL Draft.  Murray is representing Team WHL for the third straight season.

Swift Current Broncos forward Adam Lowry has been named Team WHL captain for game six of the SUBWAY® Super Series in Victoria, BC.  The 19-year-old from Calgary, AB, is playing his fourth year with the Broncos and was a 3rd round selection by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Draft.  Lowry is presenting Team WHL for the second straight season.

Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings) selected 4th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Draft, Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors) selected 5th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft and Mathew Dumba (Red Deer Rebels) selected 7th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2012 NHL Draft have all been named assistant captains for Team WHL for both games five and six, on Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC.

TEAM WHL ROSTER UPDATE

The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League, the Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals Hockey Clubs today announced that due to injury the Edmonton Oil Kings’ Mitch Moroz and the Regina Pats’ Trent Ouellette will be unable to participate in the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series.  Moroz was originally scheduled to play both games five and six for Team WHL, while Ouellette was slated for game five only.

To fill the vacancies in the Team WHL rosters, Graham Black (Swift Current Broncos) and Sam Fioretti (Moose Jaw Warriors), who were originally scheduled to play game six in Victoria, will now also play game five in Vancouver.  The Spokane Chiefs Mitch Holmberg who was originally scheduled to play game five in Vancouver, will now also play game six in Victoria.  

Team WHL Roster – Vancouver, BC – November 14, 2012

#

Forwards

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

14

*Brassart, Brady

6’1

192

1993

Calgary Hitmen

21

*Ewanyk, Travis

6’2

192

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

28

*Lazar, Curtis

6’0

198

1995

Edmonton Oil Kings

18

*St. Croix, Michael

6’0

179

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

15

Sissons, Colton

6’1

194

1993

Kelowna Rockets

23

Reinhart, Sam

6’0

182

1995

Kootenay Ice

19

Shinkaruk, Hunter

5’11

175

1994

Medicine Hat Tigers

12

*Fioretti, Sam

5’10

184

1993

Moose Jaw Warriors

9

McNeill, Mark

6’2

210

1993

Prince Albert Raiders

16

*Holmberg, Mitch

5’10

175

1993

Spokane Chiefs

22

*Black, Graham

6’0

179

1993

Swift Current Broncos

17

*Lowry, Adam

6’5

201

1993

Swift Current Broncos

#

Defencemen

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

2

Pulock, Ryan

6’1

211

1994

Brandon Wheat Kings

8

*Reinhart, Griffin

6’4

202

1994

Edmonton Oil Kings

27

Murray, Ryan

6’1

195

1993

Everett Silvertips

4

*Rielly, Morgan

6’0

205

1994

Moose Jaw Warriors

24

*Dumba, Matt

6’0

182

1994

Red Deer Rebels

5

Siemens, Duncan

6’4

209

1993

Saskatoon Blades

#

Goaltenders

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

31

*Broissoit, Laurent

6’3

200

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

1

*Comrie, Eric

6’1

170

1995

Tri-City Americans

 

TEAM WHL COACHING STAFF / TRAINERS
Head Coach                         Don Nachbaur                     Spokane Chiefs
Assistant Coach                   Derek Laxdal                       Edmonton Oil Kings
Assistant Coach                   Don Hay                               Vancouver Giants
Athletic Trainer                     Nick Murray                         Vancouver Giants
Equipment Manager            Chad Scharff                       Vancouver Giants

Team WHL Roster – Victoria, BC – November 15, 2012

  #

Forwards

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

14

*Brassart, Brady

6’1

192

1993

Calgary Hitmen

21

*Ewanyk, Travis

6’2

192

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

28

*Lazar, Curtis

6’0

198

1995

Edmonton Oil Kings

18

*St. Croix, Michael

6’0

179

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

34

Lipon, JC

6’0

181

1993

Kamloops Blazers

9

Smith, Colin

5’11

175

1993

Kamloops Blazers

12

*Fioretti, Sam

5’10

184

1993

Moose Jaw Warriors

7

Rattie, Ty

6’0

176

1993

Portland Winterhawks

16

*Holmberg, Mitch

5’10

175

1993

Spokane Chiefs

22

*Black, Graham

6’0

179

1993

Swift Current Broncos

17

*Lowry, Adam

6’5

201

1993

Swift Current Broncos

11

Hodges, Steven

6’0

175

1994

Victoria Royals

  #

Defencemen

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

3

Lowe, Keegan

6’1

200

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

8

*Reinhart, Griffin

6’4

202

1994

Edmonton Oil Kings

4

*Rielly, Morgan

6’0

205

1994

Moose Jaw Warriors

51

Pouliot, Derrick

6’0

194

1994

Portland Winterhawks

26

Wotherspoon, Tyler

6’2

209

1993

Portland Winterhawks

24

*Dumba, Matt

6’0

182

1994

Red Deer Rebels

  #

Goaltenders

Ht

Wt

Year

Team

31

*Broissoit, Laurent

6’3

200

1993

Edmonton Oil Kings

1

*Comrie, Eric

6’1

170

1995

Tri-City Americans

 

TEAM WHL COACHING STAFF / TRAINERS
Head Coach                         Don Nachbaur                     Spokane Chiefs
Assistant Coach                   Derek Laxdal                       Edmonton Oil Kings
Assistant Coach                   Dave Lowry                         Victoria Royals
Athletic Therapist                 Khore Elliott                          Victoria Royals
Equipment Manager            Matt Auerbach                     Victoria Royals

*Players competing in both games 

Game tickets for Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver can be purchased from the Vancouver Giants by calling 604-4-GIANTS (604-444-2687) or online at http://vancouvergiants.com/ .  Game tickets for Thursday, November 15 in Victoria are available at the Select Your Tickets Box Office - (250) 220-7777 or http://www.selectyourtickets.com/sss.php

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All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with the two QMJHL games shown on TVA Sports.

The schedule for the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is as follows:
Game 1 – Monday November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, QC – QMJHL (2) RUS (6)
Game 2 – Wednesday November 7 at Val-d’Or, QC – QMJHL (5) RUS (2)
Game 3 – Thursday November 8 at Guelph, ON – OHL (1) RUS (2)
Game 4 – Monday November 12 at Sarnia, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 14 at Vancouver, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Victoria, BC

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