Pair of Preds '09 Draftees to Play in All-Star Challenge

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Pair of Preds \'09 Draftees to Play in All-Star Challenge
From Canadian Hockey League News Reports

QMJHL announces 2009 SUBWAY® Super Series roster

BOUCHERVILLE, Thursday, October 22, 2009 – Nashville Predators 2009 draftees Gabriel Bourque and Charles-Olivier Roussel were among the 28 players named to Team QMJHL for this year's Super Series against Team Russia (previously known as the Canada-Russia Challenge). Roussel, selected in the second round of this summer's draft, has nine points in 12 games for Shawinigan, while Bourque, a fifth round pick in this summer's draft, has 15 points and 39 penalty minutes (tied for fifth in the QMJHL) in 11 games for Baie-Comeau.

The Drummondville Voltigeurs and the Shawinigan Cataractes organizations, in collaboration with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League, today held simultaneous press conferences to announce the roster of Team QMJHL which will compete against Team Russia in the 2009 SUBWAY® Super Series.

"The SUBWAY® Super Series plays a key role in the selection process of Canada’s World Junior Hockey Championship and Under-18 Championship teams," said André Tourigny, the head coach of Team QMJHL.

Drummondville will host the first game of the series on Monday, November 16 at the Marcel-Dionne Centre while Shawinigan will host game two at the Bionest Centre on Wednesday, November 18. Then, Team Russia heads west to play two games versus the OHL and WHL All-Stars.

All six contests will be televised nationwide on Rogers Sportsnet starting at 7 pm (ET) while RDS will broadcast the two contests in Drummondville and Shawinigan.

Each of the three CHL member leagues (WHL, OHL & QMJHL) assembled a selection committee, which worked closely with Hockey Canada’s Chief Scout, Al Murray, to select the players for this year’s series. The QMJHL selection committee included Danny Flynn, the Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach of the Moncton Wildcats; Martin Mondou, the General Manager of the Shawinigan Cataractes; Dominic Ricard, the General Manager of the Drummondville Voltigeurs; Marcel Patenaude, the QMJHL Vice-President, Hockey; and Pierre Leduc, the QMJHL Director of Hockey Operations.

A total of twenty-eight players will participate in the event this year. André Tourigny will announce the rosters for each game at a later date.

Here is the QMJHL roster for the 2009 SUBWAY® Super Series (QMJHL team noted in parenthesis):

Goaltenders
Jake Allen (MTL)
Maxime Clermont (GAT)
Louis Domingue (MON)
Olivier Roy (CAP)

Defensemen
Mark Barberio (MON)
Nicolas Deslauriers (ROU)
Simon Després (SNB)
Brandon Gormley (MON)
Hubert Labrie (GAT)
Charles-Olivier Roussel (SHA)
Yann Sauvé (SNB)
David Savard (MON)
Marco Scandella (VDO)

Forwards
Luke Adam (MTL)
Michaël Bournival (SHA)
Gabriel Bourque (BAC)
Jordan Caron (RIM)
Patrice Cormier (RIM)
Philippe Cornet (ROU)
Sean Couturier (DRU)
Nicolas Deschamps (CHI)
Gabriel Dumont (DRU)
Michael Kirkpatrick (SNB)
Jacob Lagacé (CHI)
Philippe Paradis (SHA)
Maxime Sauvé (VDO)
Kelsey Tessier (QUE)
Marc-Olivier Vachon (DRU)


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

2009 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
Game 1 – Monday November 16 at Drummondville, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday November 18 at Shawinigan, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 19 at Barrie, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 23 at Windsor, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 25 at Victoria, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 26 at Kelowna, BC

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