October 31, 2018
BOUCHERVILLE, QC - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, in association with the Canadian Hockey League, the Sherbrooke Phoenix and the Drummondville Voltigeurs, announced today the selection of two QMJHL players that will represent Russia during the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
Forwards Ivan Chekhovich and Pavel Kolygin have been selected to represent the League as part of the Russian roster that will take on the QMJHL squad next month.
Chekhovich, a native of Yekaterinburg in Russia, is currently in his third year with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. A 7th round pick of the San Jose Sharks at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the 19-year-old forward has enjoyed a successful start to the present campaign by picking up 14 points in 11 games. In his QMJHL career, the Russian has been scoring at nearly a point-per-game pace thanks to his 133 points in 136 games played.
As for Koltygin, a native of Moscow, Russia he will be taking part in the CIBC Canada-Russia Series for a second consecutive season. The 6th round pick of the Nashville Predators during the 2017 NHL Draft is also playing his third season in the QMJHL, all of which have been with Drummondville. Up to this point this season the 19-year-old has picked up 8 points in 11 games with the Voltigeurs.
The Phoenix will play host to game five of the series, which will be held at the Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet on Tuesday, November 13, while the Voltigeurs will host the the final game of the series, which will be presented at the Centre Marcel-Dionne on Thursday, November 15. All six games will be broadcasted nationally on both Sportsnet and TVA Sports.