Dobson, Morand named to Team QMJHL for CIBC Canada Russia Series


BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, in association with the Canadian Hockey League, the Charlottetown Islanders, the Moncton Wildcats and Hockey Canada, announced today the QMJHL’s roster which will compete against Team Russia as part of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Among the 22 players named to the roster, two Titan players are part of the team. Defenceman Noah Dobson and forward Antoine Morand, both alternate captains, will be competing alongside some of the top players in the QMJHL against Team Russia. The team also includes top prospects for the upcoming 2018 NHL Draft as Jared McIsaac (Halifax), Benoit-Olivier Groulx (Halifax) and Joe Veleno (Saint John) will be hitting the ice in Charlottetown and Moncton.


The Islanders will play host to the fifth game of the series, held at the Eastlink Centre on Tuesday, November 14, while the Wildcats will host the last game of the series, presented at the Moncton Coliseum on Thursday, November 16. The Western Hockey League is set to host Games 1 and 2, while the Ontario Hockey League will welcome Games 3 and 4. All six games will be broadcast nationally on both Sportsnet and TVA Sports.


The three CHL regional leagues created committees which worked closely with Hockey Canada to select the final roster. Here is the complete lineup ahead of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series:


Player Name QMJHL Team Date of Birth Hometown NHL
Fitzpatrick, Evan Sherbrooke 1998-01-28 St. John’s, NL  STL
Harvey, Samuel Rouyn-Noranda 1998-02-04 Alma, QC



Player name QMJHL Team Date of Birth Hometown NHL
Benoit, Simon Shawinigan 1998-09-19 Laval, QC
Chainey, Jocktan Halifax 1999-09-08 Asbestos, QC  NJD
Crête-Belzile, Antoine Blainville-Boisbriand 1999-08-19 Québec, QC
Dobson, Noah Bathurst 2000-01-07 Summerside, PE
Girard, Samuel Shawinigan 1998-05-12 Roberval, QC  NAS
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier Charlottetown 1999-07-01 Chambly, QC  ARI
Lauzon, Zachary Rouyn-Noranda 1998-10-10 Val-d’Or, QC  PIT
McIsaac, Jared Halifax 2000-03-27 Truro, NS



Player Name QMJHL Team Date of Birth Hometown NHL
Abbandonato, Peter Rouyn-Noranda 1998-03-25 Laval, QC
Batherson, Drake Cap-Breton 1998-04-27 Fort Wayne, NL  OTT
Boudrias, Shawn Gatineau 1999-09-14 Terrebonne, QC
Comtois, Maxime Victoriaville 1999-01-08 Longueuil, QC  ANA
Cyr, Mika Moncton 1999-07-14 Ste-Anne-de-Mad, NB
Dubois, Pierre-Luc Blainville-Boisbriand 1998-06-04 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC  CLB
Durandeau, Arnaud Halifax 1999-01-14 Beaconsfield, QC  NYI
Groulx, Benoit-Olivier Halifax 2000-02-06 Gatineau, QC
Guay, Nicolas Drummondville 1999-06-18 Sherbrooke, QC
Harvey-Pinard, Rafaël Rouyn-Noranda 1999-01-06 Jonquière, QC
Laberge, Pascal Victoriaville 1998-04-09 Châteauguay, QC  PHI
Morand, Antoine Bathurst 1999-02-18 Mercier, QC  ANA
Teasdale, Joel Blainville-Boisbriand 1999-03-11 Ste-Julie, QC
Veleno, Joe Saint John 2000-01-13 Kirkland, QC

Team QMJHL will once again be coached by Dominique Ducharme, who is in his second season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, will also be returning to Canada’s National Junior Team staff for a third consecutive year, his second as a head coach. Last year, in Montreal and Toronto, Ducharme led Canada to a silver medal following a dramatic shootout loss against the United States in the World Junior Championship final.  


As Team QMJHL head coach in the CIBC Canada Russia Series, Ducharme carries a 3-1 record against Team Russia. This year, he will be assisted behind the bench by Islanders head coach Jim Hulton and Wildcats head coach Darren Rumble.


2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:

Game 1 – Monday, November 6, Moose Jaw, SK

Game 2 – Tuesday, November 7, Swift Current, SK

Game 3 – Thursday, November 9, Owen Sound, ON

Game 4 – Monday, November 13, Sudbury, ON

Game 5 – Tuesday, November 14, Charlottetown, PE

Game 6 – Thursday, November 16, Moncton, NB


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