The 15th edition of the Canada Russia Series will again pit some of the best young talents against each other starting next month. The Ontario Hockey League today announced the rosters for Games 3 and 4 of this season when Team OHL faces the Russian National Junior Team. The roster for Game 4 in Sudbury will feature 67’s defencemen Kevin Bahl.
Bahl, who is in his draft year, is already having a strong start to his second OHL campaign as the six-foot-six defenceman has eclipsed his point total from 57 games last season in just 11 games this year.
The Mississauga native came into kept on a high after helping Canada capture gold at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in August. Bahl scored a key goal in their 4-1 win over the hosts Czech Republic.
The Team OHL rosters were assembled by a Selection Committee that includes Attack General Manager Dale DeGray and Ottawa 67’s General Manager James Boyd in consultation with Hockey Canada Head Scout Brad McEwen.
In 14 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has a record of 23-4-1 in this series following a 4-3 loss in North Bay and 5-2 victory in Hamilton last season.