(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Hockey League has announced the Team OHL rosters for the 2016 Canada Russia Series to be played on November 10 and 14 in North Bay and Hamilton, respectively.
Team OHL will compete against the Russian National Junior Team in Game 3 of the series in North Bay November 10 and Game 4 in Hamilton November 14. The series also includes two games in the Western Hockey League prior to both OHL games, and ends with two games hosted by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Twenty-five players will represent the OHL in the series including Logan Stanley and Gabriel Vilardi from the Windsor Spitfires.
The Team OHL rosters were assembled by a Selection Committee that included Owen Sound Attack GM Dale DeGray and Guelph Storm GM Mike Kelly. Both DeGray and Kelly worked in consultation with Hockey Canada Director of Player Personnel Ryan Jankowski.
In 13 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has a record of 22-3-1 in this series following 2015 victories of 3-0 and 2-1 in Owen Sound and Windsor respectively.
The CHL Canada Russia Series has been an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada for the past 13 years prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. The event features a team of CHL All-Stars representing each of the three regional leagues competing against the Russian National Junior team.