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Brossoit named to Canada's roster for Canada-Russia Challenge

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames prospect Laurent Brossoit has been named to Team Canada's roster for the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge.

The event, which runs Aug. 9-14, replaces Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp for this season.

Canada’s roster, comprised of three goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 15 forwards, was selected by Kevin Prendergast, head scout of the men’s Program of Excellence for Hockey Canada, along with Hockey Canada senior director of hockey operations and national teams Scott Salmond, and the team’s coaching staff, including head coach Steve Spott (Waterloo, Ont./Kitchener, OHL), Mario Duhamel (St-Bruno, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), Don Nachbaur (Prince George, B.C./Spokane, WHL) and André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL).

Prendergast will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2012-13 season and at the CHL Subway Super Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26, 2012 to January 5, 2013 in Ufa, Russia.

Hockey Canada and the CHL also named the members of the support staff for both the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge and the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge is a collaboration between Hockey Canada, the Canadian Hockey League and Halifax Trade Centre Limited, which will see Canada and Russia’s national junior programs face off in four games, two in Russia and two in Canada, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.

2012 CANADA-RUSSIA CHALLENGE GAME SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 9 Time TBD Canada vs. Russia Yaroslavl, Russia

Friday, August 10 Time TBD Canada vs. Russia Yaroslavl, Russia

Monday, August 13 8 p.m. AT/7 p.m. ET Russia vs. Canada Halifax, N.S.

Tuesday, August 14 8 p.m. AT/7 p.m. ET Russia vs. Canada Halifax, N.S.

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