Guelph to host 2012 SUBWAY Super SeriesMay 08, 2012 - 11:03 GMT
Written By: Krotz, Ontario Hockey League, Paul
The Canadian Hockey League in association with SUBWAY® restaurant chain and the Ontario Hockey League today announced that the OHL’s Guelph Storm and Sarnia Sting will host Game 3 and Game 4 of the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series.
Game 3 of the series will be played on Thursday November 8 in Guelph, ON, who last hosted the event in 2008.
“The Guelph Storm are once again very pleased to bring the game to both the city of Guelph and our fans." Storm President Rick Hoyle said. It’s a great opportunity to witness these two junior hockey powers renew this awesome rivalry in advance of next year’s World Junior Championship. It should be another great night in the Sleeman Centre”
The series then returns to Sarnia, ON, for Game 4 to be played on Monday November 12, 2012. This will mark the third time that the Sting have hosted a Canada-Russia contest with previous games played in 2006 and 2003 when the event first began.
The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series marks the tenth straight year that regional teams of CHL All-Stars will compete against the Russian National Junior Team as part of a six-game series. The series takes place November 5-15 and begins with two games in the QMJHL hosted by the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and Val-d’Or Foreurs, and wraps up with two games in the WHL hosted by the Victoria Royals and the Vancouver Giants.
The SUBWAY® Super Series is an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which will be played in Russia next season. Last season the CHL edged Team Russia with a 3-2-1 record to win the series by a 10-8 margin in points, just one year following Russia’s first ever series victory in 2010. Canada and Russia would later meet at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship hosted by Calgary and Edmonton, AB, with Russia winning the semi-final contest with a roster that included 16 players from this event. 19 CHL players from the 2011 event competed on the bronze medal winning Team Canada.
All six games of the SUBWAY ® Super Series will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet with TVA Sports televising both games from the QMJHL.
The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and CCM.
2012 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
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 Victoria, BC
Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Vancouver, BC
For more information please www.subwaysuperseries.ca
About SUBWAY® restaurants
SUBWAY® restaurants are the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 35,400 restaurants in 98 countries and over 2,600 restaurants in Canada. In 2011, the SUBWAY® chain surpassed McDonald's in the number of restaurant locations worldwide. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY® restaurant chain was cofounded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.subway.ca. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.