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OHL roster set for 2017 Canada Russia Series

Three from NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list for 2018 draft among those competing next month

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Three players on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list for the 2018 NHL Draft are among the 28 who will play for the Ontario Hockey League at the 2017 Canada Russia Series.

The games will be played at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario on Nov. 9, and at Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ontario on Nov. 13.

London defenseman Evan Bouchard, who earned an A rating from Central Scouting, is one of 11 players who will compete in both games. Bouchard (6-foot-2, 193 pounds) leads London with eight points (two goals, six assists) in 10 games.

Ottawa defenseman Kevin Bahl (6-6, 231), who earned a B rating, has five points, all assists, in 11 games. He'll play in Sudbury.

Mississauga goaltender Jacob Ingham, who also earned a B rating, is 0-5-0 with a 4.80 goals-against average and .854 save percentage in five games. He'll play in Owen Sound.

Three forwards chosen in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft also will play for the OHL, among them forward Nick Suzuki, chosen No. 13 by the Vegas Golden Knights, who will play in both games. Robert Thomas (No. 20, St. Louis Blues) will play in Owen Sound, and Morgan Frost (No. 27, Philadelphia Flyers) will play in Sudbury.

The rosters were selected by the OHL in conjunction with Hockey Canada. Windsor coach Trevor Letowski will coach both games. Owen Sound coach Todd Gill will be the assistant for the game in Owen Sound, and Sudbury coach Cory Stillman will be the assistant for the game in Sudbury.

The six-game Canada Russia Series also will see teams representing the Western Hockey League (Nov. 6-7) and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Nov. 14, Nov. 16) playing Russia. The WHL roster for was released Tuesday. Other rosters will be announced at a later date.

The games are part of the process of picking the teams for Canada and Russia for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be played in Buffalo from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

TEAM OHL -- OWEN SOUND

GOALTENDERS: Jacob Ingham, Mississauga (2018 Draft eligible); Dylan Wells, Peterborough (Edmonton Oilers)

DEFENSEMEN: *Evan Bouchard, London (2018 Draft eligible); Nicolas Hague, Mississauga (Vegas Golden Knights); Markus Phillips, Owen Sound (Los Angeles Kings); *Jordan Sambrook, Erie (Detroit Red Wings); Logan Stanley, Kitchener (Winnipeg Jets); *Conor Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie (Colorado Avalanche)

FORWARDS: *Jonathan Ang, Peterborough (Florida Panthers); *William Bitten, Hamilton (Montreal Canadiens); *Alex Formenton, London (Ottawa Senators); *Jonah Gadjovich, Owen Sound (Vancouver Canucks); *Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie (Tampa Bay Lightning); Jordan Kyrou, Sarnia (St. Louis Blues); Adam Mascherin, Kitchener (Florida Panthers); *Cliff Pu, London (Buffalo Sabres); Taylor Raddysh, Erie (Tampa Bay Lightning); *Givani Smith, Guelph (Detroit Red Wings); *Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound (Vegas Golden Knights); Robert Thomas, London (St. Louis Blues)

TEAM OHL - SUDBURY

GOALTENDERS: Michael DiPietro, Windsor (Vancouver Canucks); Matt Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie (Los Angeles Kings)

DEFENSEMEN: Kevin Bahl, Ottawa (2018 Draft eligible); *Evan Bouchard, London (2018 Draft eligible); Keaton Middleton, Saginaw (Toronto Maple Leafs); *Jordan Sambrook, Erie (Detroit Red Wings); *Conor Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie (Colorado Avalanche)

FORWARDS: *Jonathan Ang, Peterborough (Florida Panthers); *William Bitten, Hamilton (Montreal Canadiens); Macauley Carson, Sudbury (2018 Draft eligible); *Alex Formenton, London (Ottawa Senators); Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie (Philadelphia Flyers); *Jonah Gadjovich, Owen Sound (Vancouver Canucks); *Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie (Tampa Bay Lightning); *Cliff Pu, London (Buffalo Sabres); Nate Schnarr, Guelph (Arizona Coyotes); *Givani Smith, Guelph (2018 Draft eligible); Jack Studnicka, Oshawa (Boston Bruins); *Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound (Vegas Golden Knights)

*- playing both games

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