this afternoon at 1:00 pm at Harbour Station.
The roster will made up of players who Hockey Canada has been keeping an eye for the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York. They will take on a Russian team made up of junior aged players.
There are expected to be a few Sea Dogs on the roster for this year’s challenge. Four players from the Sea Dogs – Alex Grant, Yann Sauve, Simon Despres, and Steven Anthony who replaced the injured Chris DiDomenico – all participated in the game when the event was last held at Harbour Station in 2008.
Yahoo! Sports took a look at some of the names that should be called this afternoon.
For Saint John, Simon Despres is a lock for Team QMJHL and will likely play big minutes for Team Canada at the World Juniors. Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu is a strong candidate for the Q all-stars after taking part in Canada’s summer orientation camp in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The game takes place on November 8 at 7:00 pm at Harbour Station with the other QMJHL venue being the Marcel Dionne Centre in Drummondville on November 10.
Tickets are still available to the game in Saint John which will be broadcasted (likely on tape delay) coast-to-coast on Rogers Sportsnet.
According to Wikipedia, the Canadian Hockey League is 36-4-2 against the Russians in this event with one of loses coming two years ago in Saint John.
Photo Credit: QMJHL