Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Sea Dogs Named To QMJHL Team

Jonathan Huberdeau and Ryan Tesink have both been named to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League roster for the 2012 Subway Super Series. The league announced the full roster and coaching staff this afternoon.

Huberdeau was a lock to make the team since he is basically a lock to make the Canadian world junior team (unless the NHL lockout ends). The Sea Dogs captain, who leads the team in scoring with eight goals and seven assists in 10 games this season, missed last year’s Super Series because of a broken foot.

Tesink is second in Sea Dogs scoring with four goals and seven assists in 10 contests. A sixth round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2011, Tesink is considered a long shot to make the Canadian world junior team this year.

According to the league's release, “each of the three CHL member leagues assembled a selection committee, working closely with Hockey Canada’s Chief Scout, Kevin Prendergast, to select the players for this year’s series.  The QMJHL selection committee included QMJHL’s Executive vice-president, Marcel Patenaude, Director of Hockey Operations, Pierre Leduc, QMJHL's special delegate to Hockey Canada, Charles Henry, General Manager and Head Coach of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, André Tourigny, President and General Manager of the Armada, Joël Bouchard and Head Coach of the Drummondville Voltigeurs, Mario Duhamel.  A total of twenty-five players will participate in the event this year.  The rosters for each individual game will be announced at a later date.”

The first game of the annual series is Monday, November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand. The second game is on November 7 in Val-d’Or. The series then shifts to the Ontario Hockey League for two games and then heads to the Western Hockey League.

The QMJHL has struggled against the Russians over the past few seasons, which included losing both games last year. They’ll be looking for some redemption this season.

Every game of the series will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet. 

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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