The Ontario Hockey League, in association with the Canadian Hockey League and the CIBC Canada Russia Series hosts, announced on Tuesday morning that Sudbury Wolves Captain Kyle Capobianco has been named as one of 25 players who will play for Team OHL in the series.
Kyle will participate in game 3 of the 6-game series on Thursday November 10th when Team OHL competes against the Russian National Junior Team in North Bay. The Arizona Coyotes prospect currently sits 4th in team scoring with 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points in 11 games. He also remains tied for 5th in scoring among all OHL defencemen.
The CHL Canada Russia Series has been an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada for the past 13 years prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. The event features a team of CHL All-Stars representing each of the three regional leagues competing against the Russian National Junior team.
In 13 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has a record of 22-3-1 in this series following 2015 victories of 3-0 and 2-1 in Owen Sound and Windsor respectively.
For event information including how to purchase tickets please visit www.chlcanadarussia.ca.
2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:
Game 1 – Monday November 7 at Prince George, BC
Game 2 – Tuesday November 8 at Edmonton, AB
Game 3 – Thursday November 10 at North Bay, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 14 at Hamilton, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday November 15 at Chicoutimi, QC
Game 6 – Thursday November 17 at Baie-Comeau, QC
Team OHL Roster – North Bay – November 10
*players competing in both games
Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)*
Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Kyle Capobianco (Sudbury Wolves)
Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads)*
Matt Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Will Bitten (Hamilton Bulldogs)*
Anthony Cirelli (Oshawa Generals)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)*
Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers)*
Brett McKenzie (North Bay Battalion)*
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)*
Zachary Senyshyn (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Givani Smith (Guelph Storm)*
Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)*
Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
Kyle will be featured on “Outside the Lines” in November in follow up to this Series.