Washington Capitals prospects Madison Bowey and Chandler Stephenson have been named to Team WHL for upcoming games against Team Russia in the annual Subway Super Series to be played in late November. A roster is not yet finalized: just one goaltender, seven defensemen, and 14 forwards have been selected.
Some players only play in just one game of the series, while others– those with a better shot of making the World Juniors squad– will get a two-game audition against one of the world’s best junior teams. Last year, the WHL’s roster consisted of 29 players: two goaltenders, nine defensemen and 28 forwards.
The WHL/Russia games will take place on November 27th in Red Deer, Alberta and November 28th in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Bowey, the Capitals’ second-round pick in 2013, has started his season off hot. He has 17 points in 15 games with the Kelowna Rockets. He scores big goals, works hard in both ends of the ice, and plays physical.
Selected in the third round of 2012 Draft, Stephenson left a good impression at Caps training camp, getting an extended look at center on a line with Nathan Walker and Troy Brouwer. After returning to Regina, Stephenson had an 11-game point-scoring streak. With 21 points in 17 games, he’s now in top-20 in the WHL in points despite not playing on a powerhouse team.