TORONTO - The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and the Halifax Mooseheads lead all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams with four players apiece on the Team QMJHL roster for the 2012 Subway Super Series.
The Val-d'Or Foreurs were next with three players on the 25-man roster, released Tuesday by the Canadian Hockey League. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies coach Andre Tourigny will handle coaching duties for both Team QMJHL games against the Russian national junior team.
Game 1 is set for Nov. 5 in Boisbriand, Que., and Game 2 will be played Nov. 7 at Val-d'Or.
Team OHL and Team WHL will also play two games apiece against the Russians over the six-game series. The CHL has won the series in eight of the last nine years.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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