Dach, Byram, Cozens highlight CHL rosters in Canada-Russia Series

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram (Robert Murray/WHL)

Three top-10 draft picks from the most recent NHL Draft will compete in this fall’s six-game Canada-Russia Series featuring top Canadian Hockey League talent.

Chicago Blackhawks top prospect Kirby Dach, who went third overall at June’s draft, highlights the rosters and is scheduled to play for the Western Hockey League.

The 18-year-old is currently on a conditioning stint with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford after recovering from a concussion. His WHL rights are owned by the Saskatoon Blades.

Other top names competing in the event include Bowen Byram (Colorado) of the Vancouver Giants and Dylan Cozens (Buffalo) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads have the most players representing each team at the event with five players competing.

The series starts on Nov. 4 in Saint John, N.B., against the QMJHL before making a stop in Moncton on Nov. 5. Russia will then face the OHL in Kitchener, Ont., on Nov. 7 and on Nov. 11 in London, Ont. It wraps up play against the WHL starting on Nov. 13 in Saskatoon before stopping in Prince Albert, Sask., on Nov. 14.

Here’s a full roster from all three leagues:

*World Junior Summer Showcase Invites
^Competed in 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series


Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)*
Olivier Rodrigue (Moncton Wildcats)*^

Justin Barron (Halifax Mooseheads)*^
Justin Bergeron (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)^
Samuel Bolduc (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Xavier Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)^
Lukas Cormier (Charlottetown Islanders)
Maxence Guenette (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Jérémie Poirier (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jordan Spence (Moncton Wildcats)
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads)*^

Alex Beaucage (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Mavrik Bourque (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Shawn Element (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Gabriel Fortier (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)*^
Benoit-Olivier Groulx (Halifax Mooseheads)*^
Mathias Laferrière (Cape Breton Eagles)*
Alexis Lafrenière (Rimouski Oceanic)*^
Hendrix Lapierre (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Raphael Lavoie (Halifax Mooseheads)*^
Nathan Légaré (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)^
Dawson Mercer (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jakob Pelletier (Moncton Wildcats)^
Samuel Poulin (Sherbrooke Phoenix)^
Xavier Simoneau (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Team OHL:

Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s) – Game 4 only
Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers) – Game 3 only
Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)*^ – Game 3 only
Jordan Kooy (London Knights)^ – Game 4 only

Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)*^
Declan Chisholm (Peterborough Petes)*^ – Game 4 only
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)*^
Ryan Merkley (London Knights)^
Ryan O’Rourke (Soo Greyhounds) – Game 3 only
Tyler Tucker (Barrie Colts)^

Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s) – Game 3 only
Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)* – Game 3 only
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)*^
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)*
Liam Foudy (London Knights)*^
Connor McMichael (London Knights)*
Allan McShane (Oshawa Generals)* – Game 4 only
Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)*^
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)* – Game 4 only
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts)*^
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)*^
Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)*

Team WHL:

Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Nolan Maier (Saskatoon Blades)

Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)*^
Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)*^
Kaedan Korczak (Kelowna Rockets)
Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings)*
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs)*^
Jett Woo (Calgary Hitmen)*^

Adam Beckman (Spokane Chiefs)
Luka Burzan (Brandon Wheat Kings)*
Ryan Chyzowski (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes)*^
Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades)*^
Carson Focht (Calgary Hitmen)*
Cole Fonstad (Everett Silvertips)*
Nolan Foote (Kelowna Rockets)*^
Dillon Hamaliuk (Kelowna Rockets)^
Peyton Krebs (Winnipeg ICE)*
Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Connor Zary (Kamloops Blazers)

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