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As a tune up for the World Junior Championships, the Subway Super Series pits junior players from the CHL against their Russian counterparts. The Russians do a six-game tour of Canada, playing two games each against top players from the QMJHL, OHL and WHL.

Isles top prospect Ryan Strome is among the Canadian junior players named to the OHL squad, and he scored the first goal in last night's matchup in Sarnia, Ontario. Strome also assisted on the OHL's second goal, which is all they would need winning the game 2-1. Kids, this is why your coach tells you to follow the play.

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As LHH notes, Islanders prospect Anders Lee is moving back to center and has been named captain of the Notre Dame hockey team.

While it's notable that Lee has earned this honor -- the former high school star quarterback always seemed headed that way, and he joins Griffin Reinhart [edit: and Brenden Kichton] as Islanders prospects recently named captains of their squad -- the truly interesting adventure this season will be how he handles the move to the pivot.

The Islanders have drafted several centers in recent years who might ultimately end up as wingers (David Ullstrom is one. Brock Nelson swung to wing in college but is debuting in Bridgeport as a center).

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Later this week the annual Canada - Russia Challenge kicks off and four Islander prospects will be involved. Ryan Strome, Griffin Reinhart and Adam Pelech will play for Team Canada while Andrey Pedan will suit up for Team Russia. The series is played annually to commemorate the 1972 Summit Series between the two countries. This year's series starts on August 9th at 11am (ET) and will be televised on TSN.
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