Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Broncos would like to congratulate blue liner Artyom Minulin on being named to Team Russia for the upcoming 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series. For Minulin, this will mark the second straight season that he will represent his nation.
Team WHL will once again face Team Russia for the first two games of the annual six-game series that also involves the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as the series progresses. The series will commence on Monday, November 6th in Moose Jaw, SK before Minulin competes before his home crowd in Game 2 at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex in Swift Current, SK on Tuesday, November 7th.
Minulin is enjoying a strong start to his third season with the Broncos, amassing steady numbers on both ends of the ice with 10 points (3g-7a) and a plus-10 rating in 13 games.
The native of Tyumen, Russia is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft that is set to take place in Dallas, Texas in late June.
The 6-2, 200 lb blue liner has registered 93 points (16g-77a) in 155 career WHL games all with the Broncos.
Minulin was drafted by the Broncos with the 29th overall selection in the 2015 CHL Import Draft.
The 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series is supported by title sponsor CIBC, the Official Bank of the CHL, along with associate sponsors Cooper Tires and Sherwin-Williams. All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:
Game 1 – Monday November 6 at Moose Jaw, SK
Game 2 – Tuesday November 7 at Swift Current, SK
Game 3 – Thursday November 9 at Owen Sound, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 13 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday November 14 at Charlottetown, PEI
Game 6 – Thursday November 16 at Moncton, NB
Tickets for Game 2 of the CIBC Canada Russia Series in Swift Current, SK are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Stable or online at tickets.scbroncos.com