The Canadian Hockey League in association with SUBWAY® restaurant chain along with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League today announced Lethbridge as one of the six Canadian host centres for the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series to be played November 18-28, 2013.
The six-game series, which features regional teams of Canadian
National Junior Team candidates competing against the Russian National Junior
Team, begins with two games hosted by the QMJHL on Monday November 18 in
Gatineau, QC, home of the Olympiques, and Wednesday November 20 in Sherbrooke,
QC, home of the Phoenix. The competition shifts to the OHL for the middle leg
of the series with Game 3 to be hosted by the Oshawa Generals on Thursday
November 21, followed by Game 4 hosted by the Sudbury Wolves on Monday November
25. The final two games of the series move west to Alberta where the WHL’s Red
Deer Rebels will host Game 5 on Wednesday November 27, with the series
concluding on Thursday November 28 with Game 6 hosted by the Lethbridge
The SUBWAY® Super Series has been an integral part of the
identification process for Team Canada for the past 10 years prior to the IIHF
World Junior Hockey Championship. Last season, Team Russia captured their
second SUBWAY® Super Series title since 2010 and later edged Canada 6-5 in
overtime of the Bronze Medal Game of the 2013 World Junior Championship played
in Ufa, Russia, with a roster that included five CHL players and an additional
17 players from this series. Last year’s Canadian National Junior Team featured
22 players from the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series along with Rebels’ grad Ryan
Nugent-Hopkins who participated in the event in 2010.
The event returns
to five of the six 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series hosts with Gatineau previously
hosting a 3-2 QMJHL shootout victory in 2007 led by current Boston Bruin Brad
Marchand. Oshawa hosted a 4-3 OHL win in 2006 with the game-winner scored by
current Winnipeg Jet Bryan Little. Sudbury has twice hosted the series
including 2007 where Team OHL won 4-2 with
a squad that featured Steven
Stamkos and John Tavares, then hosted a 2-1 shootout victory for Team OHL in
2010 led by hometown hero and Buffalo Sabre Marcus Foligno. Red Deer and
Lethbridge both hosted in 2004 with current Winnipeg Jet Andrew Ladd scoring two
goals and an assist as part of a 6-0 WHL win in Red Deer, and current Washington
Capital Eric Fehr scoring a goal and an assist in a 5-2 WHL win in Lethbridge.
All six games of the SUBWAY ® Super Series will be broadcast nationally
on Sportsnet with TVA Sports televising both games from the QMJHL.
2013 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors Bank of
Montreal and Old Dutch.
2013 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of
Game 1 – Monday November 18 at Gatineau, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday
November 20 at Sherbrooke, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 21 at Oshawa,
Game 4 – Monday November 25 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November
27 at Red Deer, AB
Game 6 – Thursday November 28 at Lethbridge, AB
Hurricanes will announce ticket information, including pricing and when tickets
will go on sale in the coming weeks.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)