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The QMJHL unveils roster and coaches for the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series

Vincent Éthier/QMJHL Media

BOUCHERVILLE, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar announced today the roster composition of the QMJHL all-star team to play Team Russia as part of the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

The Saguenéens will host the first game of the series to be held at the Georges-Vézina Centre, Tuesday, November 15, while the Drakkar host the second game to be presented at the Henry-Leonard Center on Thursday November 17. All six games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

Dominique Ducharme, General Manager and Head Coach of the Drummondville Voltigeurs, will work as Head Coach behind the bench for both games of team QMJHL. Yannick Jean, head coach of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens will support Ducharme as assistant coach. Martin Bernard, head coach of the Drakkar, will also assist Ducharme for the two games.

Dominique Ducharme won a gold medal as an assistant coach of the National Men’s Summer Under-18 team at Canada’s 2013 Memorial Tournament of Ivan Hlinka. Série Canada Russie - Rouyn-Noranda - 17 nov 2015Ducharme joined the Voltigeurs after spending the last five seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads, who led the team to its first MasterCard Memorial Cup championship in 2013. Ducharme played seven seasons of professional hockey from 1995 to 2002 particularly in the ECHL, AHL and in Europe.

The three CHL leagues selected a committee who worked hard with Hockey Canada to select the players. A total of 21 players have been chosen. The starting roster for each games will be announced on a future date.

Here is the complete lineup for the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series of the CHL :

GOALTENDERS
Fitzpatrick, Evan, SHE
Booth, Callum, QUE

DEFENSEMEN
Lauzon, Jérémy, ROU
Myers, Philippe ROU
Brisebois, Guillaume, CHA
Bourque, Simon, RIM
Allard, Frédéric, CHI
Meloche, Nicolas, GAT
Roy, Jérémy, BLB
Girard, Samuel, SHA

FORWARDS
Fontaine, Gabriel, ROU
Laberge, Pascal, VIC
Gauthier, Julien, VDO
Dostie, Alex, GAT
Beaudin, Jean-Christophe, ROU
Dubois, Pierre-Luc, CAP
Barré-Boulet, Alex, DRU
Joseph, Mathieu, SNB
Gignac, Brandon, SHA
Fortin, Alexandre, ROU
Comtois, Maxime, VIC
Roy, Nicolas, CHI

For more information, including the purchase of tickets to these games, visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca/crstickets/

The 2016 CIBC Canada Russia series is supported by title sponsor and Official Bank of the CHL, CIBC, and CHL associate sponsors Cooper Tire, autoTRADER.ca and Sherwin-Williams.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

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