KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans’ Governor/General Manager Bob Tory is pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Brendan Shinnimin will compete again as a member of Team WHL at the upcoming 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series. With his selection, Shinnimin becomes the sixth Tri-City Americans player to be named to a Team WHL roster for this event and remains the first and only forward to be chosen. He joins former Tri-City players Chet Pickard, Carey Price, Logan Stephenson and Shawn Belle as participants in the series.
Shinnimin, who is in his third full season with the Americans, currently finds himself among the team leaders in scoring, having notched three goals and 13 points in just seven games. The 5’10 180-pound forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba has amassed 42 goals and 120 points in 145 WHL games. Shinnimin was originally listed by Tri-City in September of 2006 before he earned a spot on Tri-City’s roster for the 2008-09 season.
The 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series will take place November 8 – 18 and marks the eighth straight year that teams of CHL All-Stars have competed against Team Russia in preparation for the World Junior Hockey Championships. The SUBWAY® Super Series is an integral part of the evaluation process prior to Team Canada’s final selection camp in December. This season, Canada will be competing for their 13th straight medal at the 2011 tournament in Buffalo, NY.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 17 in Kamloops, BC, and on Thursday, November 18 in Prince George, BC. The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.
Team WHL was selected by a special committee of WHL General Managers along with Kevin Prendergast, Hockey Canada’s Head Scout for the Canadian National Junior Team, as part of the selection process for the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships.
To see the full roster for Team WHL for the upcoming 2010 SUBWAY Super Series, visit the Western Hockey League’s website at www.whl.ca.