OTTERS UPDATE: Otters' McKegg playing in Super Series

   October 21, 2010 10:26 am

 

Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Ontario Hockey League, London Knights and Sudbury Wolves announced on Thursday the rosters for Team OHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series.

Following two games hosted in the QMJHL, the OHL leg of the six-game series begins in London on Nov. 11 at the John Labatt Centre before moving north to the Sudbury Community Arena on Nov. 15.  Erie Otters captain Greg McKegg will play in the Nov. 15 game.

The series then shifts west for two games hosted in the WHL.

“The SUBWAY® Super Series provides these players with a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate that they can compete amongst the best players eligible for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship,” said Dave Cameron of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, who will serve as head voach of both Team OHL and Team Canada.  “The OHL has had a lot of success against the Russians in this event and I am confident that we have assembled another strong group of players in all positions that will make us competitive in these games, and with players who will make a strong push to represent the OHL on Team Canada in Buffalo this December.”

A total of 36 players in total were selected for Team OHL rosters, including 2010 Team Canada members Calvin de Haan of the Oshawa Generals and Ryan Ellis of the Windsor Spitfires who won silver last year at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

The rosters are also highlighted by three first round picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, including Erik Gudbranson of the Kingston Frontenacs, Joey Hishon of the Owen Sound Attack and Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs.

In addition to de Haan and Ellis, 2009 first-round picks Peter Holland of the Guelph Storm and Zack Kassian of the Spitfires will compete in the series.  London’s Scott Harrington is one of seven players competing that are eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  He will represent the host Knights in London alongside forward Michael MacDonald, while Wolves forwards Marcus Foligno and John McFarland will represent the host team in Sudbury.

The Team OHL rosters were assembled by a selection committee that includes Brampton Battalion general manager and coach Stan Butler and London general manager Mark Hunter.  They worked in conjunction with Hockey Canada head scout Kevin Prendergast.

Team OHL Roster – London, ON (Nov. 11)

*Players competing in both games

Goaltenders (2)

Scott Stajcer, Owen Sound Attack

Scott Wedgewood, Plymouth Whalers

Defense (6)

Jesse Blacker, Owen Sound Attack*

Calvin de Haan, Oshawa Generals

Taylor Doherty, Kingston Frontenacs*

Erik Gudbranson, Kingston Frontenacs*

Scott Harrington, London Knights

Ryan Murphy, Kitchener Rangers

Forwards (13)

Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm

Sam Carrick, Brampton Battalion

Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack*

Peter Holland, Guelph Storm

Boone Jenner, Oshawa Generals

Michael Latta, Guelph Storm

Lucas Lessio, Oshawa Generals

Michael MacDonald, London Knights

Ryan Martindale, Ottawa 67’s

Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Ethan Werek, Kingston Frontenacs*

Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack

Staff

George Burnett, Coach (Belleville Bulls)

Dave Cameron, Coach (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)

Dale Hunter, Assistant Coach (London Knights)

Andrew Scott, Athletic Therapist (London Knights)

Chris Maton, Equipment Manager (London Knights)

Team OHL Roster – Sudbury, ON (Nov. 15)

*Players competing in both games

Goaltenders (2)

JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs

Defense (6)

Brock Beukeboom, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Jesse Blacker, Owen Sound Attack*

Taylor Doherty, Kingston Frontenacs*

Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires

Erik Gudbranson, Kingston Frontenacs*

Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs

Forwards (12)

Casey Cizikas, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Marcus Foligno, Sudbury Wolves

Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack*

Zack Kassian, Windsor Spitfires

John McFarland, Sudbury Wolves

Greg McKegg, Erie Otters

Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes

Justin Shugg, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Devante Smith-Pelly, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Ryan Spooner, Peterborough Petes

Ryan Strome, Niagara IceDogs

Ethan Werek, Kingston Frontenacs

Staff

George Burnett, Coach (Belleville Bulls)

Dave Cameron, Coach (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)

Trent Cull, Assistant Coach (Sudbury Wolves)

Dan Buckland, Trainer (Sudbury Wolves)

2010 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:

Game 1 – Nov. 8 at Saint John, New Brunswick (QMJHL)

Game 2 – Nov. 10 at Drummondville, Quebec (QMJHL)

Game 3 – Nov. 11 at London, Ontario (OH)

Game 4 – Nov. 15 at Sudbury, Ontario (OHL)

Game 5 – Nov. 17 at Kamloops, British Columbia

Game 6 – Nov. 18 at Prince George, British Columbia

– From Canadian Hockey League news release

 

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