Last week, Eric Comrie was selected to play in the Subway Series. Tuesday, the Tri-City Americans goaltender earned a spot on specially marked boxes of Post breakfast cereal. All he needs is a dinner sponsor for a hat trick.
“They asked me to be a part of that this summer,” Comrie said of Post. “They sent me a sheet and I signed it. I was excited to be a part of that and represent the Tri-City Americans.”
According to a joint news release, Post Foods Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced a promotion that will bring hockey stars from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to breakfast tables across Canada.
The limited edition boxes will not be available in the United States.
“Like Post Foods' family of cereals, CHL teams are such an integral part of Canadian communities,” CHL President David Branch said in a news release. “This unique promotion provides us with another platform to showcase our student athletes and rising stars of the CHL to fans across the country.”
Fans can collect all 24 goalie cards and 12 goalie face panels (on the front of the box). The card has the goalie’s picture and the reverse side has their information and statistics from last season.
Comrie, 17, is one of eight WHL goalies chosen to be part of the Post Exclusive CHL Goalie Collector’s Edition Series. Comrie’s hockey card will appear on the back of selected boxes.
Joining Comrie for breakfast are Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton), Cole Cheveldave (Kamloops), Chris Driedger (Calgary), Andrey Makarov (Saskatoon), Corbon Boes (Brandon), Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay) and Jordan Cooke (Kelowna).
Comrie and Brossoit will play for Team WHL against Team Russia on Nov. 14-15 in the 10th annual Subway Series. The first game will be played in Vancouver, British Columbia, while the second game is in Victoria, British Columbia.
“That was a huge honor,” Comrie said of the Subway Series nod. “I was thankful to be selected for that. I’m thankful for my coaches and my teammates to give a good enough showing for me to be selected. This is the best league to be a part of. You get to play against top competition, and it’s fun to represent your team and hometown at the Subway Series and on a box of cereal.”
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