Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada, announced today that forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan of the Spokane Chiefs has been added to Team WHL’s roster for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
Anderson-Dolan, 19, was reassigned from the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings Monday after opening the 2018-19 season in the NHL. In five games with the Kings, Anderson-Dolan registered one assist. He was originally a second-round selection (41st) of the Kings at the 2017 NHL Draft.
A product of Calgary, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Anderson-Dolan was originally selected by the Chiefs in the first round (14th) of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 212 career WHL regular season games, he has collected 193 points (93G-100A).
Anderson-Dolan previously competed on the international stage, serving as captain of Team Canada at the 2017 U18 World Championship. He was also an alternate captain for Canada White at the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge, helping his nation earn a silver medal.
The 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series begins Monday, November 5 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C., before continuing Tuesday, November 6 at the Langley Events Centre in Vancouver.
The six-game CIBC Canada Russia Series features regional league teams of Canadian National Junior Team candidates competing against the Russian National Junior Team. For the fifth straight season, the event will open with two games in the WHL.
Since the event first began in 2003, CHL teams have played to an overall record of 61-22-1-6. The competitiveness of the rivalry has grown in recent years, with the 2017 event requiring a shootout to break a series tie in Game 6. The first ever shootout finale in event history was won by Team QMJHL, giving the CHL its third consecutive series victory. Team CHL has won 12 times in event history, with Russia emerging victorious on three occasions.
2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule
Game 1 – Monday, November 5 at Kamloops, BC
Game 2 – Tuesday, November 6 at Vancouver, BC
Game 3 – Thursday, November 8 at Sarnia, ON
Game 4 – Monday, November 12 at Oshawa, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday, November 13 at Sherbrooke, QC
Game 6 – Thursday, November 15 at Drummondville, QC
For event information please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.
The Chiefs will return home to open a five-game homestand when they host Portland on Friday night for Avista “Way to Save” Night & Glow Bracelet Giveaway. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a glow bracelet courtesy of Avista. They remain home Saturday vs. Tri-City for Leinenkugel’s HOCKtoberfest & Leavenworth Trip Giveaway. Pre-game festivities on Saturday start inside at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now online, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office.
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