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Alzner Named To Canadian Super Series Team

June 20, 2007 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is proud to announce defenceman Karl Alzner will represent Canada at the upcoming Canada/Russia Super Series.

The Canada/Russia Super Series, a one-time eight-game series featuring the best Under-20 players from Canada and Russia, will take place from August 27th to September 9th, with the first four games to be held in Russia, and the final four to be held in Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Vancouver).

Canada's 26-player roster will gather in Toronto on August 20th before traveling to Russia for the first four games which begin on August 27th. Players will then return to their club teams and/or NHL training camps upon conclusion of the final game of the series on September 9th. The Canada/Russia Super Series will also serve to evaluate and develop Canada's National Junior Team for the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Alzner played for Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship appearing in six games. He had one assist.

With the advent of the Canada/Russia Super Series, Hockey Canada will NOT host the annual National Junior Team summer development camp this year.

KARL ALZNER - DEFENCE

BORN: Burnaby, BC (September 24, 1988)

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Hitmen in the second round (29th overall) in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft.

Regular Season Stats

Season, Team, GP, G, A, PTS, +/-, PIM

2003-04 WHL Season, Calgary Hitmen, 1, 0, 0, 0, -1, 0

2004-05 WHL Season, Calgary Hitmen, 66, 0, 10, 10, 8, 19

2005-06 WHL Season, Calgary Hitmen, 70, 4, 20, 24, 14, 28

2006-07 WHL Season, Calgary Hitmen, 63, 8, 39, 47, 16, 32

Playoff Stats

Season, Team, GP, G, A, PTS, +/-, PIM

2005 WHL Playoffs, Calgary Hitmen, 12, 0, 3, 3, 3, 9

2006 WHL Playoffs, Calgary Hitmen, 13, 1, 3, 4, -4, 4

2007 WHL Playoffs, Calgary Hitmen, 18, 1, 12, 13, -3, 4

A full list of Canadian Super Series Team invites can be found at www.hockeycanada.ca


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