Hershey Cup Rosters Announced for Rimouski

By pbadmin

Calgary – The Canadian Hockey League and Western Hockey League today
announced the players that will represent the WHL’s Western Conference for
The Hershey Cup CHL All – Star Series. The WHL Western Conference All-Stars
will play against the QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars. The game will be
played on February 6, 2002 at the Colisee in Rimouski, Quebec.

The WHL Western Conference All-Star team was selected by a panel of three
WHL General Managers from teams which had the best record at the 30 game
mark in the 2001-02 WHL schedule. The selection committee consisted of Ken
Hodge of the Portland Winter Hawks, Mike Moore of the Kamloops Blazers and
Tim Speltz of the Spokane Chiefs.

Mike Williamson of the Portland Winter Hawks will be the Head Coach of the
team while Dean Evason of the Kamloops Blazers is the Assistant Coach.

“We have selected a good mix of highly competitive players that take a lot
of pride in what they do and Dean Evason and I are very excited to work with
this great group of talented hockey players. I know the players will do an
excellent job in representing the Western Conference and the Western Hockey
League,” stated Mike Williamson, Head Coach of the WHL’s Western Conference
All-Star Team.

The team includes five members of Canada’s Silver Medal National Junior Team
(Jared Aulin, Kamloops Blazers; Dan Hamhuis, Prince George Cougars, Chuck
Kobasew, Kelowna Rockets; Jarret Stoll, Kootenay Ice and Scottie Upshall,
Kamloops Blazers).

“We are looking forward to our top players in the WHL’s Western Conference
participating in this highly competitive interlocking all-star format
against our Quebec League counterparts,” stated Ron Robison, Commissioner of
the WHL. “It will provide us with a rare opportunity to see many of the
finest hockey players in action,” he continued.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Dilio Conference All-Stars that will
host the WHL’s Western Conference All-Stars will include the current top
three scorers from the QMJHL (Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chicoutimi Sagueneens,
1st – 89 Pts; Tied for 2nd Charles Linglet and Yanick Lehoux from the
Baie-Comeau Drakkar – 85 Pts).

Head Coach of the QMJHL’s Dilio Conference All-Stars is Réal Paiement from
the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the assistant-coach is Alain Rajotte from the
Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

The Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series is a three-game interlocking series
involving the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec
Major Junior Hockey League. The OHL’s Eastern Conference All-Stars lost to
the QMJHL’s Lebel Conference All-Stars 4-2 on Wednesday January 16, 2002 at
the Civic Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The WHL game will be held in Red Deer,
Alberta on Wednesday January 23, 2002 with the WHL’s Eastern Conference
All-Stars hosting the OHL’s Western Conference All-Stars. The final game of
the Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series will have the QMJHL Dilio Conference
All-Stars host the WHL’s Western Confernce All-Stars in Rimouski, Quebec on
Wednesday, February 6, 2002.

WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE

Goaltenders
Bendera, Shane Kelowna Rockets
Thompson, BillyPrince George Cougars

Defencemen
Dicaire, GerardKootenay Ice
Hamhuis, DanPrince George Cougars
Hope, JoeyPortland Winter Hawks
Morrisonn, ShaoneKamloops Blazers
Sauer, KurtSpokane Chiefs
Weller, CraigKootenay Ice

Forwards
Aulin, JaredKamloops Blazers
Balej, JoePortland Winter Hawks
Cote, Brandin Spokane Chiefs
Foster, AaronPrince George Cougars
Gaustad, PaulPortland Winter Hawks
Johansson, EricTri-City Americans
Johner, DustinSeattle Thunderbirds
Kobasew, ChuckKelowna Rockets
McLeod, KyleKelowna Rockets
Stoll, JarretKootenay Ice
Svatos, MarekKootenay Ice
Upshall, ScottieKamloops Blazers

QMJHL DILIO CONFERENCE

Goaltenders
Dallaire, DannyHalifax Mooseheads
Russo, AdamAcadie-Bathurst Titan

Defencemen
Cote, Jean PhilippeCape Breton Screaming Eagles
Durak, MiroslavAcadie-Bathurst Titan
Johnson, AaronRimouski Oceanic
Malec, ThomasRimouski Oceanic
Sandford, JamesMonton Wildcats
St-Pierre, CarlQuebec Remparts

Forwards
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcChicoutimi Sagueneens
Ferland, JonathanAcadie-Bathurst Titan
Filion, OliverAcadie-Bathurst Titan
Fournier, CarlAcadie-Bathurst Titan
King, JasonHalifax Mooseheads
Larrivee, ChristianChicoutimi Sagueneens
Lehoux, YanickBaie-Comeau Drakkar
Linglet, CharlesBaie-Comeau Drakkar
Ouellet, MichelRimouski Oceanic
Parenteau, Pierre-AlexandreChicoutimi Sagueneens
Plourde, Jean-FrancoisRimouski Oceanic
Tessier, MichaelAcadie-Bathurst
Titan