2012 Subway Super Series - Game One - Team Russia vs Team QMJHL
Tonight, November 5, 2012 at 8pm
TV: Sportsnet/TVA Sports/ NHL Network (US)
Le Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau – Boisbriand, Que.
BOISBRIAND, Que. – The Subway Super Series was not kind to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last year.
Team Russia won both of their games against Team QMJHL in last year’s event, winning 2-0 in Game 1 and 5-4 in a shootout in Game 2. It wasn’t just last year that the 'Q' struggled against the Russians. They also went winless in the 2010 event and haven’t won a game since 2009.
Team QMJHL will look to get things back on track tonight in Game 1 of the 2012 Subway Super Series. Game time in Boisbriand is 8pm Atlantic. The game can be watched live on Sportsnet.
Forwards Jonathan Huberdeau and Ryan Tesink will represent the Saint John Sea Dogs at this year’s event. Huberdeau, who was named team captain this morning, will play on a very talented line with Halifax’s Nathan MacKinnon and Rouyn-Noranda’s Jean-Sebastien Dea.
The Russian roster will also feature some familiar names. QMJHLers Mikhail Grigorenko, Anton Zlobin, and Valentin Zykov will suit up for the visitors.
Some links previewing the series:
Sportsnet.ca – QMJHL Looks to Break Slump vs Russia
Buzzing The Net - Subway Super Series starts Monday, here is what to expect
Super Series website - QMJHL set to stop Russian streak
LINES: Tonight’s line combinations and defense pairings as tweeted by RDS’ Stephane Leroux.
Etienne Marcoux will start in goal
Jonathan Drouin is hurt and will not play. Matt Murphy and Zach Fucale will not be in the lineup for Game 1 either.
UP NEXT: Team QMJHL faces Team Russia on Wednesday night in Val-d’Or. The series then shifts to the Ontario Hockey League. The full schedule:
Game 1 – Monday November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday November 7 at Val-d’Or, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 8 at Guelph, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 12 at Sarnia, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 14 at Vancouver, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Victoria, BC
Photo: CHL Twitter
Photo: CHL Twitter