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Hickey Named To Team Canada For Super Series

June 20, 2007 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Seattle Thunderbirds News Release

Seattle, June 20, 2007 - The Seattle Thunderbirds are pleased to announce defenseman Thomas Hickey has been selected by Hockey Canada to its roster of 26 junior aged players (born in 1988 or later) that will represent Canada at the Canada/Russia Super Series.

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

Canada's 26-player roster will gather in Toronto on August 20 before traveling to Russia for the first four games beginning on August 27, and then returning to their club teams and/or NHL training camps upon conclusion of the final game of the series on September 9. The Canada/Russia Super Series will also serve to evaluate and develop Canada's National Junior Team for the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship. Team Canada's 26 player roster consists of three goaltenders, eight defensemen and 15 forwards.

The 26 players named to the roster were selected by Hockey Canada's head scout Jim Hammett, in consultation with Canada's Super Series coaching staff led by Head Coach Brent Sutter and Canada's 2008 National Junior Team coaching staff led by Head Coach Craig Hartsburg. Hammett followed and evaluated Canadian players over the 2006-07 season with their club teams, Canada's National Junior and National Under-18 teams as well as at the CHL Canada/Russia Challenge.

Games In Russia

Game 1 vs. Russia will take place in Ufa, Russia, on August 27.

Game 2 vs. Russia will take place in Ufa, Russia, on August 29.

Game 3 vs. Russia will take place in Omsk, Russia, on August 31.

Game 4 vs. Russia will take place in Omsk, Russia, on September 1.

Games In Canada

Game 5 vs. Russia in Winnipeg, MB, on September 4.

Game 6 vs. Russia in Saskatoon, SK, on September 5.

Game 7 vs. Russia in Red Deer, AB, on September 7.

Game 8 vs. Russia in Vancouver, BC, on September 9.

CANADA SUPER SERIES ROSTER

Player S/C Ht Wt Birthdate Hometown 2006 - 2007 Team

GOALTENDERS

Jonathan Bernier /L 6'0 185 08/07/1988 Laval, QC, Lewiston Maineiacs/QMJHL

Leland Irving /L 6'0 177 04/11/1988 Swan Hills, AB, Everett Silvertips/WHL

Steve Mason /R 6'3 186 05/29/1988 Oakville, ON, London Knights/OHL

DEFENSE

Karl Alzner L/ 6'2 209 09/24/1988 Burnaby, BC, Calgary Hitmen/WH

Drew Doughty R/ 6'0 214 12/08/1989 London, ON, Guelph Storm/OHL

Keaton Ellerby L/ 6'3 185 11/05/1988 Calgary, AB, Kamloops Blazers/WHL

Josh Godfrey R/ 6'0 187 01/15/1988 Kingston, ON, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds/OHL

Thomas Hickey L/ 5'11 182 02/08/1989 Calgary, AB, Seattle Thunderbirds/WHL

Logan Pyett R/ 5'10 199 05/26/1988 Milestone, SK, Regina Pats/WHL

Luke Schenn R/ 6'2 210 11/02/1989 Saskatoon, SK Kelowna Rockets/WHL

Ty Wishart L/ 6'5 205 05/19/1988 Comox, BC, Prince George Cougars/WHL

FORWARDS

Zach Boychuk L/ 5'9 176 10/04/1989 Airdrie, AB, Lethbridge Hurricanes/WHL

Cory Emmerton L/ 6'0 190 06/01/1988 St. Thomas, ON, Kingston Frontenacs/OHL

Angelo Esposito L/ 6'1 180 02/20/1989 Montreal, QC, Quebec Remparts/QMJHL

Sam Gagner R/ 5'11 190 08/10/1989 Oakville, ON, London Knights/OHL

Colton Gillies L/ 6'4 189 02/12/1989 Surrey, BC, Saskatoon Blades/WHL

Claude Giroux R/ 5'11 172 01/12/1988 Ottawa, ON, Gatineau Olympiques/QMJHL

Zach Hamill R/ 5'11 180 09/23/1988 Port Coquitlam, BC, Everett Silvertips/WHL

Stefan Legein R/ 5'9 170 11/24/1988 Oakville, ON, Mississauga Ice Dogs/OHL

Milan Lucic L/ 6'3 220 06/07/1988 Vancouver, BC, CAN Vancouver Giants/WHL

Brad Marchand L/ 5'9 183 05/11/1988 Hammonds Plains, NS, Foreurs de Val d'Or/QMJHL

David Perron R/ 6'0 180 05/28/1988 Sherbrooke, QC, Lewiston Maineiacs/QMJHL

Brandon Sutter R/ 6'3 170 02/14/1989 Red Deer, AB, Red Deer Rebels/WHL

John Tavares L/ 6'0 196 09/20/1990 Oakville, ON, Oshawa Generals/OHL

Kyle Turris R/ 6'2 170 08/14/1989 New Westminster, BC, Burnaby Express/BCHL

Dana Tyrell L/ 5'10 185 11/20/1988 Airdrie, AB, Prince George Cougars/WHL

COACHES

Brent Sutter, Head Coach, Red Deer, AB, Red Deer Rebels

Benoit Groulx, Assistant Coach, Hull, QC, Gatineau Olympiques

Peter DeBoer, Assistant Coach, Waterloo, ON, Kitchener Rangers


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