The Swift Current Bronco tandem of Adam Lowry and Graham Black have been chosen to represent the Western Hockey League in the 2012 Subway Super Series against Team Russia.
Lowry has been selected to compete in both WHL contests against the Russians, while Black will compete in only the final of the two contests. Team WHL will face Team Russia in games in Vancouver on Nov. 14 and Victoria on Nov. 15.
Lowry is no stranger to the Subway Super Series, having skated with Team WHL during one game versus Team Russia when the series was hosted in Saskatchewan. Last year the WHLers won the opener 5-2 in Regina before dropping the series finale by a 7-5 count in Moose Jaw.
Lowry, the current Broncos scoring leader with seven goals, is tied for the team lead in points with 15. The 6’5”, 201-pound product of Calgary was a third round (67th overall) selection by the Winnipeg Jets in last year's NHL Entry Draft.
Black currently has six goals and six assists for 12 points in 14 games this season and is tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating with a plus three.
Black, the 6' 179-pound speedster from Regina, was selected in the fifth round (135th overall) of this year's entry draft by the New Jersey Devils.
Players named to Team WHL for the series were:
FORWARDS: Brady Brassart (Calgary); Travis Ewanyk (Edmonton); Curtis Lazar (Edmonton); Mitch Moroz (Edmonton); Michael St. Croix (Edmonton); Colton Sissons (Kelowna); Sam Reinhart (Kootenay); Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat); Mark McNeill (Prince Albert); Trent Ouellette (Regina); Mitch Holmberg (Spokane); Adam Lowry (Broncos); JC Lipon (Kamloops); Colin Smith (Kamloops); Sam Fioretti (Moose Jaw); Ty Rattie (Portland); Graham Black (Broncos); Steven Hodges (Victoria).
DEFENCEMEN: Ryan Pulock (Brandon); Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton); Ryan Murray (Everett); Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw); Matt Dumba (Red Deer); Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon); Keegan Lowe (Edmonton); Derrick Pouliot (Portland); Tyler Wotherspoon (Portland).
GOALTENDERS: Laurent Broissoit (Edmonton); Eric Comrie (Tri-City).
The series starts on Nov. 5 and 7 against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before sifting to the Ontario Hockey League for games on Nov. 8 and 12.