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QUENNEVILLE GETS SELECTED FOR CANADA RUSSIA SERIES

Medicine Hat, AB — The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, Moose Jaw Warriors, Swift Current Broncos and Hockey Canada, announced today the roster for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia in the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Defenceman David Quenneville, who is a New York Islanders prospect, has been selected to represent Team WHL at this year’s CIBC Canada Russia Series. The 19 year old blue liner not only leads the Tigers in scoring this season with 2 goals and 12 assists, but he currently sits second in the WHL for points by a defenceman.

Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Monday, November 6, before continuing on to Swift Current for Game 2 on Tuesday, November 7th. The team representing the Western Hockey League once again features an abundance on NHL prospects, including 13 players selected in the first two rounds of the NHL Entry Draft.

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 Tim Hunter (Moose Jaw Warriors), who will also serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Regina Pats GM & Head Coach John Paddock and Swift Current Broncos Director of Player Personnel & Head Coach Manny Viveiros will serve as assistant coaches for Team WHL.

Since the event first began in 2003, CHL teams have played to an overall record of 58-19-1-6. The competitiveness of the rivalry has grown in recent years with four of the last seven series decided in the final game, and with Russia earning three series wins since 2010 compared to the CHL’s four series triumphs over the same period including last season by a 13-5 margin in points.

2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:

Game 1 – Monday November 6 at Moose Jaw, SK
Game 2 – Tuesday November 7 at Swift Current, SK
Game 3 – Thursday November 9 at Owen Sound, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 13 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday November 14 at Charlottetown, PE
Game 6 – Thursday November 16 at Moncton, NB

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Forwards

Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Anderson-Dolan, Jaret Calgary, Alta. 1999-09-12 Spokane Chiefs LA 2017 (2-41)
Benson, Tyler Edmonton, Alta. 1998-03-15 Vancouver Giants EDM 2016 (2-32)
Dube, Dillon Cochrane, Alta. 1998-07-20 Kelowna Rockets CGY 2016 (2-56)
Glass, Cody Winnipeg, Man. 1999-04-01 Portland Winterhawks VGK 2017 (1-6)
Howden, Brett Oakbank, Man. 1998-03-29 Moose Jaw Warriors TB 2016 (1-27)
Kaspick, Tanner Brandon, Man. 1998-01-28 Brandon Wheat Kings STL 2016 (4-119)
Lewis, Ty Brandon, Man. 1998-03-05 Brandon Wheat Kings COL 2017 (FA)
Lind, Kole Shaunavon, Sask. 1998-10-16 Kelowna Rockets VAN 2017 (2-33)
Phillips, Matthew Calgary, Alta. 1998-04-06 Victoria Royals CGY 2016 (6-166)
Rasmussen, Michael Surrey, B.C. 1999-04-17 Tri-City Americans DET 2017 (1-9)
Steel, Sam Sherwood Park, Alta. 1998-02-03 Regina Pats ANA 2016 (1-30)
Steenbergen, Tyler Sylvan Lake, Alta. 1998-01-07 Swift Current Broncos ARI 2017 (5-128)

 

Defencemen

Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Bean, Jake Calgary, Alta. 1998-06-09 Calgary Hitmen CAR 2016 (1-13)
Cholowski, Dennis Langley, B.C. 1998-02-15 Prince George Cougars DET 2016 (1-20)
Clague, Kale Lloydminster, Alta. 1998-06-05 Brandon Wheat Kings LA 2016 (2-51)
Foote, Cal Englewood, Col. 1998-12-13 Kelowna Rockets TB 2017 (1-14)
Mahura, Josh St. Albert, Alta. 1998-05-05 Regina Pats ANA 2016 (3-85)
Quenneville, David Edmonton, Alta. 1998-03-13 Medicine Hat Tigers NYI 2016 (7-200)

Goaltenders 

Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Hart, Carter Sherwood Park, Alta. 1998-08-13 Everett Silvertips PHI 2016 (2-48)
Skinner, Stuart Edmonton, Alta. 1998-11-01 Lethbridge Hurricanes EDM 2017 (3-78)

 

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