CHL announces Team WHL Roster for the ADT Canada Russia Challenge

By pbadmin

CHL Press Release

CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the roster of players for Team WHL who will compete in the 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge, November 29th and 30th in Chilliwack and Kamloops respectively. Willie Desjardins (Medicine Hat Tigers) will lead Team WHL as Head Coach. Don Hay (Vancouver Giants) and Curtis Hunt (Regina Pats) will serve as Assistant Coaches.

Team WHL Forwards:

Zach Boychuk, Airdrie, AB, Lethbridge Hurricanes

Codey Burki, Winnipeg, MB, Brandon Wheat Kings

Andrew Clark, Brandon, MB, Brandon Wheat Kings

Nick Drazenovic, Prince George, BC, Prince George Cougars

Brodie Dupont, St. Lazare, MB, Calgary Hitmen

Colton Gillies, Surrey, BC, Saskatoon Blades

Zach Hamill, Port Coquitlam, BC, Everett Silvertips

Darren Helm, St. Andrews, MB, Medicine Hat Tigers

Adam Hobson, Mission, BC, Spokane Chiefs

Riley Holzapfel, Regina, SK, Moose Jaw Warriors

Spencer Machacek, Lethbridge, AB, Vancouver Giants

Ben Maxwell, North Vancouver, BC, Kootenay Ice

Kenndal McArdle, Burnaby, BC, Moose Jaw Warriors

Ryan Russell, Caroline, AB, Kootenay Ice

Devin Setoguchi, Taber, AB, Prince George Cougars

Brandon Sutter, Red Deer, AB, Red Deer Rebels

J.D. Watt, Cremona, AB, Vancouver Giants

Ryan White, Brandon, MB, Calgary Hitmen

Team WHL Defence:

Karl Alzner, Burnaby, BC, Calgary Hitmen

Keaton Ellerby, Calgary, AB, Kamloops Blazers

Taylor Ellington, Victoria, BC, Everett Silvertips

Cody Franson, Sicamous, BC, Vancouver Giants

Scott Jackson, Salmon Arm, BC, Seattle Thunderbirds

Dustin Kohn, Edmonton, AB, Brandon Wheat Kings

Brendan Mikkelson, St. Albert, AB, Vancouver Giants

Kris Russell, Caroline, AB, Medicine Hat Tigers

Ty Wishart, Comox, BC, Prince George Cougars

Team WHL Goaltenders:

Leland Irving, Swan Hills, AB, Everett Silvertips

Carey Price, Williams Lake, BC, Tri-City Americans

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies will host the first game of the ADT Canada Russia Challenge on November 20. The second game will be hosted by the Val d’Or Foreurs on November 21. The Sarnia Sting will host the first OHL-based game on November 23 followed by the Oshawa Generals on November 27. The series will conclude in the WHL with the Chilliwack Bruins hosting game 5 on November 29 and the Kamloops Blazers hosting the finale on November 30.

All six games will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet and the two QMJHL-hosted games will be broadcast in Quebec on RDS.

The 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge is supported by CHL associate sponsors NAPA Auto Parts, Bank of Montreal, Boston Pizza, Reebok and Canoe.

2006 CHL Canada Russia Challenge – Schedule of Games

Game 1 – Monday November 20 at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

Game 2 – Tuesday November 21 at Val d’Or, Quebec

Game 3 – Thursday November 23 at Sarnia, Ontario

Game 4 – Monday November 27 at Oshawa, Ontario

Game 5 – Wednesday November 29 at Chilliwack, British Columbia

Game 6 – Thursday November 30 at Kamloops, British Columbia