Portland Winterhawks players Derrick Pouliot, Ty Rattie and Tyler Wotherspoon have been selected to represent the Western Hockey League against Team Russia in the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series game on November 15 in Victoria, British Columbia.
The SUBWAY® Super Series features regional teams of CHL All-Stars competing against the Russian National Junior Team in a six-game event serving as an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
“The SUBWAY® Super Series will be a great opportunity for Derrick, Ty and Tyler not just to represent the WHL, but also showcase their talents as they try to earn spots on Team Canada for the World Junior Championship,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC (the Winterhawks players will only play in the November 15 game). The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.
Pouliot has 10 points in 12 games this season. He was selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Rattie is second in team scoring this season with 14 points in 11 games. He was selected in the second round, 32nd overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Wotherspoon has seven points in 10 games this season. He was selected in the second round, 57th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Season tickets and 20-, 12- and 6-game ticket packages for the 2012-13 season are on sale now. Visit winterhawks.com or call 503-236-HAWK to reserve the best seat locations.