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Whalers' Tom Wilson Named to 2012 Subway Super Series

Wilson plays for Team OHL on November 12

Plymouth Whalers forward Tom Wilson has been selected to play for the Ontario Hockey League in the 2012 Subway Super Series, a six-game series of games featuring Canadian Hockey League all-stars teams against Team Russia.

Each league in the CHL - the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League - will play in two games each against Russia, with each league selecting a team that will play two games in the series.

Wilson will play on Monday, November 12 in Sarnia at RBC Centre.

Team OHL Roster – Sarnia, ON – November 12, 2012

Goal (2): Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack), Jake Paterson (Saginaw Spirit).

Defense (6): Alex Basso (Sarnia Sting), Frankie Corrado (Sudbury Wolves), Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs), Scott Harrington (London Knights), Adam Pelech (Erie Otters), Stuart Percy (Mississauga Steelheads).

Forwards (12): Anthony Camara (Barrie Colts), Daniel Catenacci (Owen Sound Attack), Max Domi (London Knights), Tyler Graovac (Ottawa 67’s), Seth Griffith (London Knights), Joshua Leivo (Sudbury Wolves), Matt Puempel (Kitchener Rangers), Ryan Rupert (London Knights), Kerby Rychel (Windsor Spitfires), Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts), Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs), Tom Wilson (Plymouth Whalers).

Staff:

Head Coach – Steve Spott (Kitchener Rangers)

Assistant Coach – Jacques Beaulieu (Sarnia Sting)

Athletic Therapist – Chad Oliver (Sarnia Sting)

Strength and Conditioning – Mark Anderson (Sarnia Sting)

HARTMAN CONTINUES TO IMPRESS:  He’s only been in Plymouth for 11 games, but Ryan Hartman – up for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft - continues to play well.

He was shooting in bad luck and had just one goal over his first nine games, but broke out in a big way in an 8-3 victory over Kingston on Oct. 19.  Hartman had the Gordie Howe Hat Trick Plus as the game’s first star. 

Hartman’s goal came shorthanded, when he stole the puck away from Kingston defenseman Roland McKeown behind the goal and scored on a wrap around.  He also added three assists, as +3 and dropped the gloves with Frontenacs forward Jean Dupuy.

Whalers General Manager and Head Coach Mike Vellucci feels Hartman’s game is a template for how the Whalers play the game.

"He is Plymouth Whalers hockey," Vellucci said. "He's exactly like what we like to draft; he's exactly how we like to play. We have a lot of those guys, with Tom Wilson, Stefan Noesen and Rickard Rakell, those guys that are hockey players, they compete, they play hard, and they go to the tough areas. They play aggressive, in-your-face hockey. I think he fits in perfectly with our system and our Plymouth Whaler hockey mentality."

The Whalers face a buys weekend, playing in London on Friday, hosting Kitchener on Saturday at 7:05 pm at Compuware Arena (Comcast 900, 7 p.m.) and then playing in Kitchener on Sunday.

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