Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Raging teen hormones + Canadian teens + Russian teens = the Canada/Russia Super Series. I am all a-squee.

Well, I might have made up the part about raging teen hormones but a girl can hope.

CALGARY – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Wednesday its roster of 26 junior aged players (born in 1988 or later) that will represent Canada at the Canada/Russia Super Series. The Canada/Russia Super Series, a one-time eight-game series featuring the best Under-20 players from Canada and Russia, will take place from August 27th to September 9th, with the first four games to be held in Russia, and the final four to be held in Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Vancouver).
This looks like its going to a good showcase for some of the young hockey talent in the world. The Canadian roster includes Keaton Ellerby, Karl Alzner, Colton Gillies and a few other 2007 Draft first rounders on display. We'll also get a glimpse of some young Russian talent that we might not see soon (or at all) due to the battle that rages on about a transfer agreement between the NHL and RSL.

Random note: I linked to Sports Squee at the top of this blog, which is a terrific sports site. Margee at Sports Squee lost a bet to CapsChick and had to write a glowing blog about Alex Semin. Its definitely worth reading. You will never think of Semin the same way.

11 comments:

Bethany said...

Ohh that's really exciting!!

Shmee said...

Validation! I was afraid I was the only one who would think it was squee worthy. Its going to be great. Now, if I could just convince work that they need me to go to Russia...

Margee said...

It's going to be squee-worthy. This crop of draftees may not be the players of the last one, but there certainly are some tender pickings.

On another note, I'm probably going to jail.

Bethany said...

I think I should convince my work I need to go too...maybe I need to go problogger status? Hahaha....and Margee jail huh? That's rough.

Rage said...

Girls can go to jail for statutory?

Shmee said...

Rage said...

LOL, Margee I think that Rage brings up a good defense.

Bethany: we'll break her out (if we are not in there ourselves)

Margee said...

Interesting point, Rage, I haven't gone yet, but I always assumed it was because I had good lawyers.

Bethany said...

Haha even if we are we can escape...now that would be a site...

Rage said...

Nope, pretty sure it's because you're a gal. And gals are better looking than dudes. And any dude that convicts a gal of statutory is admitting he's jealous of the young dude who just got older tail. I'm pretty much speaking from experience.

Call me, ladies!

Shmee said...

There is nothing in there I disagree with...

Bethany said...

I don't even know what to say to that Rage.