For the first time in team history, the Tri-City Americans had three players selected to Team WHL for the Subway Super Series against Team Russia.
Forwards Justin Feser and Patrick Holland, and defenseman Zach Yuen were chosen Thursday to play in Game 2 of the series Nov. 17 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
"It's exciting," Feser said of being selected. "You work hard to get to play in events like this, and it's exciting to get to go with two of your teammates."
Americans forward Brendan Shinnimin played in the series the last two years, but is too old this season. Former Tri-City goaltenders Carey Price and Chet Pickard also have played in the event.
"It's really exciting, for sure," Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. "Holland being in the summer camp, this is not unexpected, but Zach is a 93-born player and Feser is a great player who has been overlooked. It's a chance for all three to show their skills in a high-profile game."
Feser has six goals and 10 assists this season, while Holland has one goal and a team-high 13 assists. Yuen leads the defensive corps with three goals, six assists and a plus-9 rating.
Team WHL, coached by Vancouver's Don Hay, will play Nov. 16 in Regina, Saskatche-wan, and in Moose Jaw.
Kootenay forward Max Reinhart, Regina forward Jordan Weal, Saskatoon defensman Duncan Siemens and forward Josh Nicholls, and goaltenders Tyler Bunz (Medicine Hat) and Calvin Pickard (Seattle) will play both games.
The Western Hockey League will be idle for the two days to allow players to participate without missing league games.
The series is an integral part of the evaluation process before Team Canada's final selection camp in December.
Moose Jaw forward Quinton Howden is the sole returning player from Team Canada's 2011 silver-medal team at the World Junior Championships in New York.
Russia won the gold, beating Canada 5-3.