Brian Liesse / Seattle Thunderbirds
Calgary, Alta. – The West Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Ice Hockey League, today announced that Dillon Hamaliuk was added to the WHL team's list for the 2nd place in the CIBC Canada Russia 2018 series, scheduled for Tuesday 6 November in Langley.
Hamaliuk, 18, will replace Justine Almeide (Moose Jaw Warriors), who was wounded in the team's team WHL 2-1 over Russia in the 1st CIBC Canada Russia 2018 Championship on Monday evening in Kamloops. Hamaliuk will wear a sweater no. 9.
The product Leduc, Alta., Hamaliuk is eligible for the draft of the NHL in 2019 and was listed as the "C" prospect on the previous list of players to watch NHL Central Scouting.
The left wing with 6 meters, 3.75 kilograms, recorded 13 points in this season for 18 points (8G-10A) with Thunderbirds. The original round in the sixth round (111th) Thunderbirds at the WHL Bantam 2015, Hamaliuk scored 58 points (24G-34A) in 102 regular season-based WHL games.
With Hamaliukov added to the list, Team WHL will now represent five players who were first eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. Associated with Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes), Nolan Foote (Kelowna Rockets), Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades) and defense player Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants), who are eligible for the first time.
Almeida, fifth round (129th) Pittsburgh Penguins on the draft NHL 2018, for the first time in his career, appeared for the first time in the CIBC Canada Russia series.
Team WHL will meet Team Russia at the center of Langley Events in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 6, in the 2nd place in the CIBC Canada Russia 2018 series.
The CIBC Canada Russia Series has six regional competitions with regional leagues of Canadian national youth candidates competing against the Russian national team.
Since the event first started in 2003, CHL teams played on a total of 61-22-1-6. The competitiveness of rivalry has increased in recent years, with the event in 2017 demanding that a series be broken in game 6. The first ever finale in the history of events was won by the QMJHL team, which won the third consecutive victory in the series. The CHL team won 12 times in the history of events, with Russia winning three times.
The CIBC Canada Russia 2018 Series is supported by the CIBC sponsor, official CHL Bank, along with associated sponsors of Kia Canada, Sherwin-Williams, Cooper Tires and Kubota Canada. All games will be broadcast nationally at Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
2018 CIBC Canada Russia Schedule Schedule
Game 1 – Monday, November 5 in Kamloops, BC (Russia 1, WHL 2)
Game 2 – Tuesday, November 6 in Vancouver, BC
Game 3 – Thursday, November 8 at Sarnia, ON
Game 4 – Monday, November 12 in Oshawa, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday, November 13th in Sherbrooke, QC
Game 6 – Thursday, November 15 at Drummondville, QC
For information about events, visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.
About the West Hockey League
According to the world's best youth development league, the Hockey League (WHL) is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL is composed of 22 member clubs of 17, located in West Canada and five in the Northwest of the United States. Member of the Canadian Hockey League, WHL has been the leading talent supplier for the National Hockey League for more than 50 years. WHL is also a leading provider of hockey scholarships with more than 350 graduates who receive WHL scholarships every year for further education of their choice. Every season, WHL players comprise the core of Canada's National Junior Hockey Team.