Lowry and Black Crack Team WHL Roster25-Oct-12
The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League, the Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royal Hockey Clubs today announced that Adam Lowry and Graham Black are among 29 players named to Team WHL for the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series.
This will mark Lowry’s second appearance on Team WHL (his first in 2011). In 15 games played so far this season, the 6’5”, 201-pound product of Calgary, AB has recorded 15 points (7-8-15) and posted 18 PIM. Lowry was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 3rd round, 67th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lowry will play for Team WHL on both November 14, 2012 in Vancouver and November 15, 2012 in Victoria.
Black has posted 12 points (6-6-12) in 14 games played with the Broncos so far this season. The 6’, 179-pound Regina, SK product was taken in the 5th round, 135th overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Black will play with Team WHL on November 15, 2012 in Victoria, BC.
The SUBWAY® Super Series features regional teams of CHL All-Stars competing against the Russian National Junior Team in a six-game event serving as an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. The OHL hosts the middle leg of the six-game series with the first two games hosted by the QMJHL, and the final two games played in the WHL. Last season the CHL prevailed with their eighth series win in nine years of this event earning a 10-8 victory in points which included three regulation wins, two losses, and one defeat by shootout. Team Canada later captured bronze at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, AB.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC. The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.
Team WHL was selected by a special committee consisting of Jeff Chynoweth (Kootenay Ice, GM), Bob Tory (Tri-City Americans, GM), Kevin Prendergast (Hockey Canada, Head Scout), Scott Salmond (Hockey Canada, Sr. Director, Hockey Operations/National Teams), Don Nachbaur (Spokane Chiefs, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of Team Canada) and the WHL Office, as part of the selection process for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships.