Predators 2009 draftees Gabriel Bourque
and Charles-Olivier Roussel
were stand-outs for Team QMJHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series vs. Team Russia, each recording three points during the two games against the Russian Select Team. Roussel, a second round pick by the Preds this summer, led all defensemen in scoring and tied for the team overall lead in assists (three), while Bourque scored the game-winning goal in both contests.
Team QMJHL won Game 1 by a 3-1 score on Nov. 16 with Roussel setting up Bourque for the game-winner. In Game 2, Team Russia took a 2-1 lead after one period of play, but the Preds prospects stepped up in Period 2 to combine on four Team QMJHL goals. Roussel picked up an assist on the go-ahead goal midway through the frame and Bourque netted his second goal of the series 1:49 later to give the QMJHL a 4-2 lead. Bourque and Roussel picked up assists on power-play goals later in the period Team QMJHL went into the second intermission with a 6-3 lead, en route to a 8-3 win.
The 2009 Super Series continues tonight (Nov. 19) with the Russian Select Team opening a two-game set against Team OHL. The OHL squad will be captained by Preds '09 first round pick Ryan Ellis
. Fellow Preds prospect Taylor Beck
will also skate for Team OHL. Michael Latta
was also named to the team, but will have to miss the games due to injury.