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Canada-Russia junior series coming to Charlottetown


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The top Canadian junior hockey players will take on the best in Russia on Nov. 14 in Charlottetown.

It’s part of the 2017 Canada-Russia Series being played Nov. 6-16 featuring players in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League.

It’s a six-game series and an integral part of the identification process for Team Canada prior to the world junior hockey championship.

Leading the Canadian Hockey League’s regional teams will be members of Canada’s national junior team coaching staff, including head coach Dominique Ducharme who will work behind the bench for Team QMJHL, and Team Canada assistants Tim Hunter and Trevor Letowski who will serve as Team WHL and Team OHL head coaches respectively.

Ducharme is in his second season with the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Team QMJHL will take on Team Russia Nov. 14 in Charlottetown and Nov. 16 in Moncton where Ducharme will be assisted behind the bench by Charlottetown Islanders head coach Jim Hulton and Moncton Wildcats head coach Darren Rumble.

Since the event first began in 2003, CHL teams have played to an overall record of 58-19-1-6.

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