Nineteen year old forward Brady Brassart is the lone Hitmen named to Team WHL for the upcoming 2012 Subway Super Series.
Brassart, in his second full season with the Hitmen, is off to a tremendous start currently second in team scoring with 15 points in 12 games (6g 9a). However he's expected to miss up to two weeks with an upper body injury after leaving last Saturday's game in Vancouver.
Team WHL will face Team Russia in games five and six of the series played Wednesday, November 14 in Vancouver, BC, and on Thursday, November 15 in Victoria, BC. The first two games of the series are hosted by the QMJHL with the OHL hosting games three and four.
Team WHL was selected by a special committee consisting of Jeff Chynoweth (Kootenay Ice, GM), Bob Tory (Tri-City Americans, GM), Kevin Prendergast (Hockey Canada, Head Scout), Scott Salmond (Hockey Canada, Sr. Director, Hockey Operations/National Teams), Don Nachbaur (Spokane Chiefs, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of Team Canada) and the WHL Office, as part of the selection process for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships.