OHL names Canada-Russia Subway Series roster

Team OHL is looking for a 10th straight sweep over the Russians in the annual series 

The Toronto Observer tells you who the Steelheads and Battalion are sending to Team OHL

The Ontario Hockey League announced on Tuesday the roster that will represent them in their two-game leg of the annual Canada-Russia Subway Super Series.

A total of 34 players were named with six slated to appear in both contests.

Russia’s junior national team will face the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team in Boisbriand, Que. on Nov. 5 to start the tournament, while the Ontario portion kicks off Nov. 8 in Guelph.

Sarnia will host the second game four days later.

The London Knights will send the most participants with four; including Penguins prospect Scott Harrington, Boston draftee Seth Griffith, Toronto sixth rounder Ryan Rupert, and draft-eligible Max Domi.

Niagara, Oshawa, and Ottawa are all providing three players.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have four prospects in the event with Mississauga’s Stuart Percy, Sudbury’s Josh Leivo, and Guelph’s Matt Finn all set to join Rupert.

Team OHL has never lost to Russia in the 10 incarnations of the Subway Series, going 18-0 over that span.

Kitchener Rangers head coach Steve Spott will lead to the squad, while Guelph bench boss Scott Walker, and Sarnia head coach and general manager Jacques Beaulieu will assist him.

For full rosters, click here.

Notes: The first two games are in Boisbriand, Que. (Nov. 5) and Val d’Or, Que. (Nov. 7) between Russia and Team QMJHL … the last two take place in Vancouver, B.C. (Nov. 14) and Victoria, B.C. (Nov. 15) between Russia and Team Western Hockey League

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By: Jamie Neugebauer
Posted: Oct 24 2012 10:39 am
Filed under: Hockey Sports