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Colorado Avalanche prospects picked to play against Russia

Two Avs prospects will play for Canada in the CHL’s Canada/Russia series.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds v Windsor Spitfires Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images

Every year Russia sends a team of player over to Canada and they travel across the country playing teams made up of Canadians from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. It’s a little bit of a showcase for players who want to make the national teams for the U20 World Championships at the end of December.

This year two Colorado Avalanche prospects will suit up and play for Canada.

2017 free agent signing Ty Lewis will play for Team WHL in game one on November 6th in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and in game two on November 7th in Swift Current Saskatchewan. Lewis has been dominant in the WHL so far this season, scoring 25 points in just 10 games.

Conor Timmins will play for Team OHL in games three and four on November 9th (Owen Sound, ON) and November 10th (Sudbury, ON). Timmins is a great defender and is a solid addition to the blue line for the Canadians.

These games will be broadcast nationally in Canada on Sportsnet (english) and TVA Sports (french). For non-Canadian viewers you should be able to stream the games at, and you can check up on the series at