Subway Super Series

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Team OHL vs. Russian Selects.

The Subway Super Series[1] is an annual six game exhibition ice hockey tournament held between a select team of Russian junior players and all-star teams representing the three leagues of the Canadian Hockey League. The current corporate sponsor is Subway. The event was first held in 2003 as the RE/MAX Canada-Russia Challenge. From 2004 until 2008 it was known as the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. The CHL holds a commanding lead in the overall series.

The Russian Selects play two games each hosted by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. All games are broadcast nationally in Canada on Sportsnet. The series features many players, also on the Canadian National junior team.[2]

2003 RE/MAX Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

Inaugurated in 2003, the tournament was envisioned as tune-up for the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The first series was won by the CHL five games to one in a series of blowout victories for the home squads. Following the tournament, the Russians were criticized for bringing over a team that was uncompetitive, as the Russian team kept many of its top junior players at home.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 17 London, Ontario OHL all-stars 7 1 Russian Selects
November 19 Sarnia, Ontario OHL all-stars 4 0 Russian Selects
November 20 Halifax, Nova Scotia Russian Selects 3 2 QMJHL all-stars
November 24 Rimouski, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 6 3 Russian Selects
November 26 Calgary, Alberta WHL all-stars 4 1 Russian Selects
November 27 Brandon, Manitoba WHL all-stars 7 1 Russian Selects
CHL wins series 5-1 (30-9 CHL)

2004 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

Prior to the second tournament, the Russians vowed to avenge their lopsided defeats in 2003. They started off well, defeating the QMJHL in both games by identical 4-3 scores, both via shoot-out. However, the Russians were once again unable to compete with either the OHL or WHL, losing the overall series four games to two.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 21 Quebec City, Quebec Russian Selects 4 3 QMJHL all-stars SO (2:0)
November 22 Montreal, Quebec Russian Selects 4 3 QMJHL all-stars SO (3:0)
November 25 Barrie, Ontario OHL all-stars 3 1 Russian Selects
November 28 Mississauga, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
December 1 Red Deer, Alberta WHL all-stars 6 0 Russian Selects
December 2 Lethbridge, Alberta WHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
CHL wins series 4-2 (25-13 CHL)

2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

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The third challenge series saw the CHL dominate the series six games to zero as a travel weary Russian squad found itself consistently overmatched by its Canadian counterparts.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 21 Drummondville, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 7 4 Russian Selects
November 22 Moncton, New Brunswick QMJHL all-stars 6 4 Russian Selects
November 24 Kitchener, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 28 Peterborough, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 1 Russian Selects
November 30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan WHL all-stars 9 2 Russian Selects
December 1 Regina, Saskatchewan WHL all-stars 3 1 Russian Selects
CHL wins series 6-0 (35-14 CHL)

2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

In the first game, the QMJHL cruised to an easy 6-2 victory. The Q followed that up with a 4-3 victory. Goaltender Ilia Proskuryakov was named the game star in both games for the overmatched Russians who were outshot 82-34 in the first two games. The OHL continued the CHL's dominance with an easy 5-0 victory in the third game.

The fourth game was a much more spirited affair, and while the OHL came out on top for the CHL's fourth consecutive victory, the Russians made a game of it in a close 4-3 final. The game was marred by two ugly incidents late, as both the OHL's Chris Stewart and Russia's Andrey Lange were assessed match penalties in the final minute of the game.

The Russians entered game five with only 14 skaters, and while badly outshot, managed to make a close and entertaining game of it before falling to the WHL 5-3. Game six would prove an entirely different story, as a Brodie Dupont hat trick led the WHL to an 8-1 victory. The CHL swept the series for the second year in a row.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 20 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 6 2 Russian Selects
November 21 Val-d'Or, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 4 3 Russian Selects
November 23 Sarnia, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 0 Russian Selects
November 27 Oshawa, Ontario OHL all-stars 4 3 Russian Selects
November 29 Chilliwack, British Columbia WHL all-stars 5 3 Russian Selects
November 30 Kamloops, British Columbia WHL all-stars 8 1 Russian Selects
CHL wins 6-0 (32-12 CHL)

2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

The Russians started off the challenge by ending the CHL's 16-game winning streak that began in game three of 2004, defeating the QMJHL squad 6-4.

The OHL squad remained undefeated against the Russian Selects, going to 10 wins and no losses overall for the five years the challenge has run.

The WHL suffered their first ever loss to the Russians in game five, but came back in game six to clinch the series for the CHL.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 19 Chicoutimi, Quebec Russian Selects 6 4 QMJHL all-stars
November 21 Gatineau, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 3 2 Russian Selects
November 22 Kitchener, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 3 Russian Selects
November 26 Sudbury, Ontario OHL all-stars 4 2 Russian Selects
November 28 Cranbrook, British Columbia Russian Selects 5 1 WHL all-stars
November 29 Medicine Hat, Alberta WHL all-stars 4 1 Russian Selects
CHL wins 4-2 (21-19 CHL)

2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

Date Location Winner Loser
November 17 Sydney, Nova Scotia QMJHL all-stars 5 3 Russian Selects
November 19 Saint John, New Brunswick Russian Selects 4 3 QMJHL all-stars
November 20 Guelph, Ontario OHL all-stars 6 3 Russian Selects
November 24 St. Catharines, Ontario OHL all-stars 3 2 Russian Selects
November 26 Swift Current, Saskatchewan WHL all-stars 5 0 Russian Selects
November 27 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan WHL all-stars 2 1 Russian Selects
CHL wins series 5-1 (24-13 CHL)

2009 Subway Super Series[edit]

Date Location Winner Loser
November 16 Drummondville, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 3 1 Russian Selects
November 18 Shawinigan, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 8 3 Russian Selects
November 19 Barrie, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 23 Windsor, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 25 Victoria, British Columbia WHL all-stars 2 1 Russian Selects
November 26 Kelowna, British Columbia WHL all-stars 4 2 Russian Selects
CHL wins series 6-0 (27-11 CHL)

2010 Subway Super Series[edit]

For the first time in the history of the Super Series tournament, Russia ended up as the winners after winning four of the six games. Russia lost their two games against the OHL all-stars, and the OHL remains unbeaten in this tournament. The two leading scorers for Team Russia were Maxim Kitsyn with four goals and two assists and Nikita Dvurechensky with two goals and four assists.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 8, 2010 Saint John, New Brunswick Russian Selects 5 4 QMJHL all-stars
November 10, 2010 Drummondville, Quebec Russian Selects 4 3 QMJHL all-stars
November 11, 2010 London, Ontario OHL all-stars 4 0 Russian Selects
November 15, 2010 Sudbury, Ontario OHL all-stars 2 1 Russian Selects
November 17, 2010 Kamloops, British Columbia Russian Selects 7 6 WHL all-stars SO (3:1)
November 18, 2010 Prince George, British Columbia Russian Selects 5 2 WHL all-stars
Russia wins series 4-2 (22-21 RUS)

2011 Subway Super Series[edit]

Russia won three of the games of the 2011 Super Series, but since Russia's victory in the second game against the QMJHL[3] came in a shootout they were awarded two points for that victory (as opposed to three points for a win in regulation) while the QMJHL got one point. This in combination with three regulation wins for the other CHL teams led to another series win by the CHL.[4] The OHL would remain unbeaten, although at one point in the first game against the OHL, Russia led by a score of 6-4.[5] The two highest scorers of the series would be Nikita Kucherov with four goals and three assists and Nikita Gusev with three goals and four assists.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 7, 2011 Victoriaville, Quebec Russian Selects 2 0 QMJHL all-stars
November 9, 2011[3] Quebec City, Quebec Russian Selects 5 4 QMJHL all-stars SO (2:1)
November 10, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario OHL all-stars 10 7 Russian Selects
November 14, 2011 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario OHL all-stars 6 3 Russian Selects
November 16, 2011 Regina, Saskatchewan WHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 17, 2011 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Russian Selects 7 5 WHL all-stars
CHL wins 10 points to 8 (30-26 CHL)

2012 Subway Super Series[edit]

Russia ended an 18-game losing streak by defeating Team OHL on November 8.[6] Since Russia won three games in regulation and the WHL all-stars won one game in a shootout, Russia won the 2012 tournament by 10-8 in points.[7]

Date Location Winner Loser
November 5, 2012 Boisbriand, Quebec Russian Selects 6 2 QMJHL all-stars
November 7, 2012 Val-d'Or, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 8, 2012[6] Guelph, Ontario Russian Selects 2 1 OHL all-stars
November 12, 2012 Sarnia, Ontario OHL all-stars 2 1 Russian Selects
November 14, 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia WHL all-stars 1 0 Russian Selects SO (3:0)
November 15, 2012 Victoria, British Columbia Russian Selects 5 2 WHL all-stars
Russia wins 10 points to 8 (16-13 RUS)

2013 Subway Super Series[edit]

On June 5, the 2013 schedule was released.[8] Canada wins based on 3-point system, Canada had three wins, two losses, and an overtime loss for 10 points, while Russia had 2 wins, an overtime win, and three losses for 8 points.

Date Location Winner Loser
November 18, 2013 Gatineau, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 3 2 Russian Selects
November 20, 2013 Sherbrooke, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 4 3 Russian Selects
November 21, 2013 Oshawa, Ontario Russian Selects 5 2 OHL all-stars
November 25, 2013 Sudbury, Ontario Russian Selects 3 2 OHL all-stars SO (2:1)
November 27, 2013 Red Deer, Alberta Russian Selects 3 2 WHL all-stars
November 28, 2013 Lethbridge, Alberta WHL all-stars 4 2 Russian Selects
CHL wins 10 points to 8 (18-17 RUS)

All-time records[edit]

Updated through November 29th, 2013

W L OTL GF GA
Russian Selects 19 46 3 178 282
OHL All-Stars 19 2 1 95 46
WHL All-Stars 16 5 1 92 47
QMJHL All-Stars 14 7 3 95 80
CHL Totals 49 14 5 282 178

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway Super Series". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/news/?sub=&id=4478[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Subway Super Series". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Subway Super Series". Subway Super Series. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Subway Super Series". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Subway Super Series". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Subway Super Series". Subway Super Series. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Subway Super Series". Subway Super Series. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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