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Lucic Named Captain of Team Canada

Saturday, 08.25.2007 / 1:06 PM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
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Lucic Named Captain of Team Canada
Milan Lucic
The summer has been a very exciting one for the Boston Bruins, and yet another positive development has been announced by Hockey Canada, which should leave the Bruins scouting staff beaming.

Today, HockeyCanada.ca is reporting that forward Milan Lucic, a highly touted Bruins prospect who recently signed with the club, has been named the captain of the under-20 Team Canada participating in the Super Series.

The Super Series, which commences on Monday, pits the best youngsters the provinces have to offer against the best under-20 skaters from Russia.

There are three Black & Gold prospects on Team Canada, including Lucic, Zach Hamill and Brad Marchand.

On the other side, Yuri Alexandrov will man the blue line for Russia.

From HockeyCanada.ca:

John Bishop is the beat writer for BostonBruins.com. He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
Team Canada Names Captain and Alternate Captains for Canada/Russia Super Series


MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), along with head coach Brent Sutter and his coaching staff announced on Saturday that Milan Lucic (Vancouver, BC/ Vancouver, WHL) will be Canada’s captain for the upcoming Canada/Russia Super Series from August 27 – September 9. The Canada/Russia Super Series begins on August 27th in Ufa, Russia.

Head coach Sutter (Red Deer, AB/ Red Deer, WHL) and assistant coaches Peter DeBoer (Kitchener, OHL) and Benoit Groulx (Gatineau, QMJHL) also announced along with Hockey Canada and the CHL that Karl Alzner (Burnaby, BC/ Calgary, AB), Sam Gagner (Oakville, ON/ London, OHL) and Brandon Sutter (Red Deer, AB/ Red Deer, WHL) will serve as alternate captains.

The Canada/Russia Super Series, a one-time eight-game series featuring the best Under-20 players from Canada and Russia, will take place from August 27th to September 9th, with the first four games to be held in Russia, and the final four to be held in Canada.
The four Super Series games in Canada will be held in Winnipeg (September 4th), Saskatoon (September 5th), Red Deer (September 7th) and Vancouver (September 9th). For ticket information, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/superseries. The event starts in Russia with two games in Ufa (August 27th, 29th) and two games in Omsk (August 31st, September 1st)...

To read the rest of the article and learn more about the Super Series click here.

Bruins fans should be pretty excited about this development. I certainly am. Anyone who met Milan at Bruins Development Camp is not suprised by this announcement as his personality lends itself to leadership.

Coupled with his hockey skills and imposing on-ice presence and you have the whole package, hockey wise. Hockey Canada has made a very wise choice.

Again, best of luck to all four Bruins prospects in the upcoming series and a sincere congratulations to Milan.

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