CJHL/CCHL Ottawa Capitals side gearing up for Junior Club World Cup in Russia

CALGARY, Alta. – Gearing up to represent the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Central Canada Hockey League and Hockey Canada at the Junior Club Sirius World Cup, August 18-26, in Sochi, Russia the Ottawa Capitals, consisting of players and coaching staff from the CCHL, hit the ice Friday in Gloucester,Ont., in their initial practice in preparation for the nine-day event.

The Canadian contingent will then travel to Moscow tomorrow (Aug. 11) where they will train for four days before making the trek to Sochi to commence competition in the eight-team event.

Game action for the Capitals will begin Saturday, Aug. 18 at noon ET against Yaroslavl Loko of Russia.

After a day off the CJHL/CCHL side will face-off against Jokerit U-20 from Helsinki, Finland at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 20.

They will then conclude round robin play on Thursday, Aug. 23 vs. Kunlun Red Star Heilongjiang who compete out of Harbin, China at 8 a.m. ET.

Also taking part in the Junior Club Sirius World Cup will be the under-20 teams HC Davos of Switzerland; Red Bull Salzburg from Austria; Jonkopong HV71 of Sweden and the Trinec Steelers from the Czech Republic.

Following round robin play the top two clubs in each of the two divisions will advance to the medal round with the semifinals slated for Saturday, Aug. 25 while the bronze and gold/silver contests will go the next day (Aug. 26.)

The third and fourth place squads in divisional play will meet in a pair of consolation matches on Friday, Aug. 24.

Heading up the CJHL/CCHL squad as operations manager is Sean Marcellus of the CCHL while Ian MacInnis (Cornwall Colts, CCHL) is the club’s general manager and assistant coach.

The head coach is Mark Grady (Smiths Falls Bears, CCHL) and Dan Sauve (Rockland Nationals, CCHL) is the team’s other assistant coach.

Sheldon Adams (CCHL) is the Capitals athletic trainer while Dwayne Sawyer (Carleton Place Canadians, CCHL) is the team equipment manager.

CJHL president Brent Ladds will serve as the CJHL/Hockey Canada liaison for the tournament.

The following is the CJHL/CCHL Ottawa Capitals team roster and staff that will compete in the Junior Club Sirius World Cup:

Gabriel Carriere 11-05-2000 6-0 165 Orleans, Ont. Kanata Lasers
Liam Souliere 03-16-1999 5-11 185 Amos, Que. Nepean Raiders
Adrien Bisson 01-18-1999 6-1 165 Cornwall, Ont. Ottawa Jr. A Senators
David Poirier 05-14-1998 5-11 193 Williamstown Cornwall Colts
Brett Thorne 03-15-1999 6-2 190 Bedford, N.S. Carleton Place Canadians
Liam Markhauser 02-12-1999 5-11 174 Kanata, Ont. Kanata Lasers
Simon Kerr 10-30-1999 6-0 170 Kingston, Ont. Brockville Braves
Cade Townend 06-17-1999 5-10 180 Carleton Place, Ont. Carleton Place Canadians
Benjamin Dirven 10-16-2000 6-0 179 Bainsville, Ont. Cornwall Colts
Darcy Walsh 02-06-1999 5-11 158 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa Jr. A Senators
Peyton Francis 04-12-1999 5-11 165 Oakville, Ont. Carleton Place Canadians
Joshua Barnes 09-27-2002 5-9 170 Cornwall, Ont. Cornwall Colts
Brendan Browne 03-27-1998 6-0 185 Markham, Ont. Pembroke Lumber Kings
Zachary Tupker 12-23-1999 6-0 175 Collingwood, Ont. Carleton Place Canadians
Benjamin Tupker 12-23-1999 6-2 168 Collingwood, Ont. Carleton Place Canadians
Justin McRae 04-10-1999 6-1 178 Peterborough, Ont. Cornwall Colts
Konnor Maccormick 04-14-1999 6-0 182 Ingleside, Ont. Cornwall Colts
Sam Allison 09-07-1999 5-11 185 Halifax, N.S. Carleton Place Canadians
Alex Robert 07-06-1999 6-1 165 Orleans, Ont. Rockland Nationals
Alex Dicarlo 08-15-1998 5-10 186 Niagara Falls, Ont. Smiths Falls Bears
Ryland Mosley 02-15-2000 5-10 170 Arnprior, Ont. Carleton Place Canadians
Ashton Fry 07-16-1998 5-11 183 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Kemptville 73’s
Brent Ladds Hockey Canada/CJHL Liaison CJHL
Sean Marcellus Operations Manager CCHL
Ian Macinnis General Manager/Assistant Coach Cornwall Colts
Mark Grady Head Coach Smiths Falls Bears
Dan Sauve Assistant Coach Rockland Nationals
Sheldon Adams Athletic Trainer CCHL
Dwayne Sawyer Equipment Manager Carleton Place Canadians