Hershey Cup Rosters Announced for WHL and OHL

By League Press Release

Calgary – The Canadian Hockey League and Western Hockey League today
announced the players that will represent the WHL’s Eastern Conference for
The Hershey Cup CHL All – Star Series. The WHL Eastern Conference All-Stars
will host the OHL Western Conference All-Stars. The game will be played on
January 23, 2002 at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta.

The WHL Eastern Conference All-Stars 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
Brent Sutter of the Red Deer Rebels, Brad McEwen of the Swift Current
Broncos and Kelly McCrimmon of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Brent Sutter of the Red Deer Rebels has been named head coach while Brad
McEwen of the Swift Current Broncos and Dallas Gaume of the Red Deer Rebels
will serve as assistant coaches.

“There were some tough decisions to be made but with the group of players
that were chosen we feel that our conference will be represented very well,
” stated Brent Sutter, Head Coach of the WHL’s Eastern Conference All-Star

The team includes the current top three WHL scorers, Nathan Barrett,
Lethbridge Hurricanes (1st – 68 Pts), Tyler Beechey, Calgary Hitmen (Tied
2nd – 59 Pts) and Matt Hubbauer, Regina Pats (Tied 4th – 57 Pts). Leading
the defence will be Ian White of the Swift Current Broncos, the Western
Hockey League’s leading scoring defencemen with 52 points. Also included on
the team are four members of Canada’s Silver Medal National Junior Team (Jay
Bouwmeester, Medicine Hat Tigers; Garth Murray, Regina Pats; Nathan Paetsch
and Brian Sutherby of the Moose Jaw Warriors).

“The new interlocking all-star game format provides our top players in the
Western Hockey League with a rare opportunity to compete against the best
the OHL has to offer,” stated Ron Robison, Commissioner of the WHL. “Given
the rivalry that exists between our leagues it promises to be a very
entertaining game for the fans,” continued Ron Robison.

Proceeds from the Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series game played in Red Deer
will be donated to various charities including the Ron MacLean Foundation
and the Sutter Fund, two non-profit organizations involved in various
charitable endeavours in Red Deer and throughout Central Alberta.

The Ontario Hockey League also announced today the OHL’s Western Conference
All-Stars that will travel to Red Deer to battle the WHL’s Eastern
Conference. Included on the team are seven members of Canada’s Silver Medal
National Junior Team (Brad Boyes, Erie Otters; Carlo Colaiacova, Erie
Otters; Jay Harrison, Brampton Battalion; Rick Nash, London Knights; Steve
Ott, Windsor Spitfires; Jason Spezza, Windsor Spitfires and Stephen Weiss,
Plymouth Whalers) and two members of Russia’s Gold Medal National Junior
Team (Fedor Tjutin, Guelph Storm and Agris Saviels, Owen Sound Attack).

Coaches of the OHL’s Western Conference All-Stars are Peter DeBoer (Head
Coach) and Steve Spott of the Kitchener Rangers.

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 host the
QMJHL’s Lebel Conference All-Stars 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 Conference All-Stars in Rimouski, Quebec on
Wednesday, February 6, 2002.


Garnett, MichaelSaskatoon Blades
Harding, JoshRegina Pats

Bouwmeester, JayMedicine Hat Tigers
Lynch, DougRed Deer Rebels
Novak, FilipRegina Pats
Paetsch, NathanMoose Jaw Warriors
White, IanSwift Current Broncos
Woywitka, JeffRed Deer Rebels

Armstrong, ColbyRed Deer Rebels
Barrett, NathanLethbridge Hurricanes
Beechey, TylerCalgary Hitmen
Craig, RyanBrandon Wheat Kings
Hubbauer, MattRegina Pats
Jaffray, JasonSwift Current Broncos
Kopecky, TomasLethbridge Hurricanes
Murray, GarthRegina Pats
Smith, NathanSwift Current Broncos
Sutherby, BrianMoose Jaw Warriors
Tootoo, JordinBrandon Wheat Kings
Watson, GregPrince Albert Raiders


Bacashihua, JasonPlymouth Whalers
Emery, RayS.S. Marie Greyhounds

Colaiacovo, CarloErie Otters
Eminger, SteveKitchener Rangers
Gleason, TimWindsor Spitfires
Harrison, JayBrampton Battalion
Saviels, AgrisOwen Sound Attack
Tjutin, FedorGuelph Storm

Boyes, BradErie Otters
Brown, DustinGuelph Storm
Jamieson, DustySarnia Sting
Kelly, BrentS.S. Marie Greyhounds
Larose, ChadPlymouth Whalers
Nash, RickLondon Knights
Newbury, KrisSarnia Sting
Ott, SteveWindsor Spitfires
Pecker, CoryErie Otters
Roy, DerekKitchener Rangers
Spezza, JasonWindsor Spitfires
Weiss, StephenPlymouth Whalers