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Thursday, November 20, 2003

Gorges named Team WHL captain

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League today announced that Josh Gorges of the Kelowna Rockets has been named captain of TEAM WHL for the 2003 RE/MAX Canada Russia Challenge Series.

The 19-year old from Kelowna, British Columbia has played four seasons with Kelowna, and is the captain of the Kelowna Rockets.

The assistant captains for TEAM WHL are 19-year old forward Kyle Brodziak of the Moose Jaw Warriors from Vegreville, Alberta, 19-year old Red Deer Rebels' defenceman Derek Meech from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and 19-year old forward Adam Courchaine of the Vancouver Giants from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada presently lead the series 2-0 after TEAM OHL won the first two games.

The RE/MAX Canada/Russia Challenge Series will be an integral part of the identification process for Canada's National Junior Team final selection camp. The series involves a total of six games across Canada in November.

All six games will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet.

Tickets for the 2003 RE/MAX Canada Russia Challenge can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster, on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca, Brandon at (204) 726-3555 or in Calgary at (403) 777-0000. For Group Tickets or Minor Hockey Team information for the game in Calgary, please call 571-2200.

2003 RE/MAX Canada/Russia Challenge Schedule of Games

Game 1 - OHL 7 vs. Russian Selects 1
Game 2 - OHL 4 vs. Russian Selects 0
Game 3 - Thursday November 20 at Halifax, Nova Scotia
Game 4 - Monday November 24 at Rimouski, Quebec
Game 5 - Wednesday November 26 at Calgary, Alberta
Game 6 - Thursday November 27 at Brandon, Manitoba























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