OHL Announces Rosters and Coaching Staff for 2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Team OHL Rosters and coaching staff that will compete in the 2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.

 

The 5th Annual ADT Canada-Russia Challenge will be held from November 19th to 29th throughout Canada as Canadian Hockey League All-Star Teams, from each of its three member leagues (OHL, WHL and QMJHL) compete against a Russian National Junior Team in a six game series. Team OHL was selected by a management team consisting of Alan Miller, General Manager of the Sarnia Sting, Jeff Twohey, General Manager of the Peterborough Petes and Al Murray, Hockey Canada’s Head Scout for the Canadian National Junior Team. Players will be evaluated during this series in preparation of the selection process for the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championships.

The two OHL games will be hosted by the Kitchener Rangers on Thursday, November 22nd and the Sudbury Wolves on Monday, November 26th. Tickets are available at the Aud box office and Centre In The Square, as well as online at www.centre-square.com or by calling 519-578-1570. Sudbury Arena Box Office and the city website – www.greatersudbury.ca

The complete Team OHL rosters will consist of 22 players – two goalies, seven defencemen, and 13 forwards. style”>Trevor Cann (Peterborough Petes) and Steve Mason (London Knights) will share the goaltending duties for both Ontario based games. Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm) who was a member of Team Canada during the Super Series will help lead the defence core for Team OHL. Doughty is considered to be one of the top prospects for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  John Tavares, 2007 CHL Player of the Year and member of Team Canada at the Super Series, will guide a star-studded cast of forwards including fellow Team Canada teammates Stefan Legein, Cory Emmerton and Josh Godfrey.

The OHL also announced today that Craig Hartsburg, Head Coach of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will serve as Head Coach for Team OHL. Peter DeBoer, General Manager and Head Coach of the Kitchener Rangers and Mike Foligno, General Manager and Head Coach of the Sudbury Wolves, will serve as Assistant Coaches for Team OHL, in their respective home centres.

2007 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge Schedule of Games

Game 1 – Monday, November 19 at Chicoutimi, QC

Game 2 – Wednesday, November 21 at Gatineau, QC

Game 3 – Thursday, November 22 at Kitchener, ON

Game 4 – Monday, November 26 at Sudbury, ON

Game 5 – Wednesday, November 28 at Cranbrook, BC

Game 6 – Thursday, November 29 at Medicine Hat, AB

The following are the two Team OHL rosters that will take to the ice on November 22nd and 26th, 2007:

Game 1 – Kitchener, ON November 22nd

 Forwards: OHL Club:

Luca Caputi, Niagara IceDogs

Jamie McGinn, Ottawa 67’s

Nick Spaling, Kitchener Rangers

Josh Bailey, Windsor Spitfires

John Tavares, Oshawa Generals

Cory Emmerton, Kingston Frontenacs

Wayne Simmonds, Owen Sound Attack

Logan Couture, Ottawa 67’s

Justin Azevedo, Kitchener Rangers

Stefan Legein, Niagara IceDogs

Matt Halischuk, Kitchener Rangers

Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals

Dale Mitchell, Oshawa Generals

 

Defence: OHL Club: 

Tyler Cuma, Ottawa 67’s

Michael Del Zotto, Oshawa Generals

Michael D’Orazio, Owen Sound Attack

John DeGray, Brampton Battalion

Drew Doughty, Guelph Storm

Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs

Matt Corrente, Niagara IceDogs

 

Goaltenders: OHL Club:

Trevor Cann, Peterborough Petes

Steve Mason, London Knights

Game 2 – Sudbury, ON November 26th

Forwards: OHL Club:

 

Matt Beleskey, Belleville Bulls

Logan Couture, Ottawa 67’s

Nick Spaling, Kitchener Rangers 

Chris Terry, Plymouth Whalers

John Tavares, Oshawa Generals

Cory Emmerton, Kingston Frontenacs

Shawn Mathias, Belleville Bulls

Steven Stamkos, Sarnia Sting

Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Stefan Legein, Niagara IceDogs

Matt Halischuk, Kitchener Rangers 

Bryan Cameron, Belleville Bulls

Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals

 

Defence: OHL Club:

Tyler Cuma, Ottawa 67’s 

Marc Katic, Sarnia Sting

Shawn Lalonde, Belleville Bulls

Josh Godfrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Drew Doughty, Guelph Storm

Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs

P.K. Subban, Belleville Bulls

 

 

Goaltenders: OHL Club:

 Trevor Cann, Peterborough Petes

Steve Mason, London Knights

 

All six games will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet with RDS televising both games from the QMJHL.