Team Rosters Announced for Good Friday's Super Cup Tourney
Posted By: uuhadood
Monday, March 26, 2018
TORONTO - Team rosters for the 2018 edition of the Super Cup tournament have been announced. And with six full squads of 14 players each, it is expected to be a full house at McCormick Arena this coming Friday, March 30.
The BIG STARS will once again be helmed by Humiliation captain Mike Thompson, whose charges this year include Lads goaltender Luis Freitas, Jokers sniper Steve Levine, Rockets stalwarts James Neilson, Jason Pilling and Scott Prudham, along with Cam Pyper, Derek Scott, Seth Singer, Trevor Smith, Greg Spanovik, Ian and Rob Thompson and Clint Whitworth.
The RIVALRY will consist of Dave Bennett, Cam and Sam Collyer, Rockets goaltender Jonathan Dickson, Lads regulars Fernando Freitas and Fabian Ruzic, Mike and Steve Harkness of the Wheatfield Souldiers, team GM John Marshall, Ben and Nick Wilcox, Rich Pell and Gas Station Islanders Ian McRobie and Nick Purdon.
The SCREAMIN' JAYS will be backstopped by Swiss goaltender Nicolas Bacchi, along with visiting countrymates Christoph Baechler and Lars Hunziker and their travelling companion Dave Egli (formerly of the Parkdale Lads). Joe Bourrie, Mike Cerny and Super Cup veteran Adam Fell will also don powder-blue Jays unis, as will team GM Mike Frolick and similarly surnamed kin Jim and Nic Frolick. The Humiliation's Glen Gummerson and Jimmy Sioukas, along with Lads defenceman Nick Hehn and Imperials veteran Simon Milberry will round out the Jays' nest.
Rodney Merchant will once again head up Super Cup operations for the RED RIVER REBELLION, which will see Souldiers' goaltender Sheldon Shurland and GSI sniper Dominic Chartier pose threats at either end of the ice. GSI teammates Yan Bourassa and Tim Vesely, along with Oliver Vesely, will see action together, too, as will Brockton Rockets Mario Vella and Bryan Eelhart. Parkdale Flames Dante Orfao and Lucas Caravela are expected to light it up along with fellow youth-movement members Thomas Heap, Kyle Gubernat and Hunter Dundas. Neil Dundas rounds out the Rebel ranks.
Like this year's Olympic men's hockey squad, the Super Cup's TEAM CANADA won't feature any current NHL talent either. Instead, GM Jay Ward will ice the likes of Jokers Sean Cullen, Duncan Fremlin, Tim Progosh and goalie Burke Lawrence, along with Souldiers Bob Lavery and Jon Weier. Tourney newcomers Frank Bourdon, John Clegg, Luke Connors, Geoff Smith, Blair Copeland, Paul Mortimer and sophomore Tony Dobogorski will don the national colours as well.
Finally, this year's edition of TEAM IMPULSE! Will see GM Joseph Desjardins break in a number of Super Cup first timers including Chris Barr, David and Liam Carter-Whitney, Adam Loader and Raffi, Richard and Tonnan Marshall. Fellow Rockets Richard Clarkin and Oliver Sutherns will skate alongside Sutherns kin Jacob and Nathan, while Jokers captain Ted Bisaillion and Marc Hickox will also be resplendently adorned in Impulse orange (with Hickox taking up position between the goalposts). Team Impulse! will be coached by Dan Loader, former coach of the late Louis Desjardins, for whom this year's Super Cup is honouring the memory of.
Here below is the game schedule and team pool designation for Super Cup 2018, taking place this Friday, March 30 at McCormick Arena from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. (Though originally scheduled for an 11:00 am start, the unprecedented number of participants required the addition of another hour, which McCormick management insisted be added earlier, rather than later, in the day. Apologies for any inconvenience.)
Teams Pool A
RED RIVER REBELLION
Teams Pool B
Super Cup Game Schedule
10:00 am - TEAM IMPULSE! vs. REBELLION
10:45 am - RIVALRY vs. TEAM CANADA
11:30 am - REBELLION vs. SCREAMIN' JAYS
12:15 pm - TEAM CANADA vs. BIG STARS
1:00 pm - SCREAMIN' JAYS vs. TEAM IMPULSE!
1:45 pm - BIG STARS vs. RIVALRY
2:30 pm - SUPER SKILLZ COMPETITION*
3:00 pm - SEMIFINAL 1 (A1 vs. B2)
3:45 pm - SEMIFINAL 2 (B1 vs. A2)
4:30 pm - SUPER CONSOLATION FINAL (A3 vs B3)*
5:15 pm - SUPER CUP FINAL (SEMIS WINNERS)
* Prized events.
There will also be live rink rock adjacent to the big ice pad and pleasure skating throughout the day on the small ice pad, as well as food and refreshments available in the Nixon Room. Questions? Please email Chuck at molgat-at-gmail.com
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