Toronto, ON – The Victoriaville Tigres and the Quebec Remparts 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 2011 SUBWAY Super Series.
The Tigres will host the first game of the series on Monday, November 7th at the Colisée Desjardins, while the Remparts will host game two at the Colisée Pepsi on Wednesday, November 9th. Team Russia then heads west to play two games against Team OHL followed by two games Team WHL. All six contests will be televised nationwide on Sportsnet while TVA Sports will broadcast the two contests in QMJHL territory.
Each of the three CHL member leagues assembled a selection committee, working closely with Hockey Canada’s Chief Scout, Kevin Prendergast, to select the players for this year’s series. The QMJHL selection committee included QMJHL’s Executive vice-president, Marcel Patenaude, the Director of Hockey Operations, Pierre Leduc and the general managers of the Quebec Remparts, Patrick Roy, the Victoriaville Tigres, Jérôme Mésonéro and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Sylvain Couturier. A total of twenty-three players will participate in the event this year. The rosters for each individual game will be announced at a later date.
The QMJHL roster is highlighted by six players selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft including four first round picks such as Jonathan Huberdeau (SNB), Nathan Beaulieu (SNB), Phillip Danault (VIC) and Zack Phillips (SNB) as well as second and fourth round picks Xavier Ouellet (BLB) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (GAT). It is also worth noting that first round NHL pick Sean Couturier of the Drummondville Voltigeurs will also be included on the roster if he is released by the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and CCM.
Team QMJHL roster for the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series:
Maxime Lagacé (PEI Rocket)
Louis Domingue (Quebec Remparts)
Brandon Gormley (Moncton Wildcats)
Morgan Ellis (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Jérôme Gauthier-Leduc (Rimouski Oceanic)
Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Pierre Durepos (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Martin Lefebvre (Quebec Remparts)
Samuel Carrier (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Zack Phillips (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Carl Gélinas (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Charles Hudon (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau Olympiques)
Yanick Dubé (Victoriaville Tigres)
Philippe Halley (Victoriaville Tigres)
Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Raphaël Bussières (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Zach O’Brien (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Matthew Bissonnette (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Michaël Bournival (Shawinigan Cataractes)
2011 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
Game 1 – Monday November 7 at Victoriaville, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday November 9 at Quebec City, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 10 at Ottawa, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 14 at Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 16 at Regina, SK
Game 6 – Thursday November 17 at Moose Jaw, SK
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