Top prospects to square off Jan. 26 in Surrey, B.C.
Calgary, Alberta -The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with NHL Central Scouting, announced today the rosters for the CJHL Prospects Game, scheduled for Jan. 26 at South Surrey Arena in Surrey, B.C.
Tickets are now available for only $10, and can be purchased by calling the Surrey Eagles office at (604) 531-GOAL (4625), or by ordering online at www.surreyeagles.ca/2016-cjhl-prospects-game.
The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top NHL prospects in the CJHL as identified by NHL Central Scouting. The game features players from the CJHL's five western leagues (BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) competing against players from the CJHL's five eastern leagues (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, QJHL, MHL). The winning team is awarded the President's Cup. Player selection for the annual CJHL Prospects Game is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.
“I look forward to the opportunity to work with such a talented group of players. To have the top players in the country all in one game is something special,” said Team West head coach Brandon West. “These prospects have worked hard to get to this level and this event will allow them to showcase their talents in front of fans and the hockey world. It should be a great experience for all involved.”
Team West includes nine players from the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), nine from the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), one from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and one from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).
Kurtis Chapman, Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Matt Murray, Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
Dennis Cholowski. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Dante Fabbro, Penticton Vees (BCHL)
James Miller, Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Brinson Pasichnuk, Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
Dean Stewart, Portage Terriers (MJHL)
Cory Thomas, Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
Noah Bauld, Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
Kyle Betts, Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Brandon Biro, Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
Colin Grannary, Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Blake Hayward, Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
Tyson Jost, Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Jesse Lansdell, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Kohen Olischefski, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Riley Smith, Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Jeffrey Stewart, Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
Troy Van Tetering, Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
Justin Young, Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
Team East includes 12 players from the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), four from the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), two from the Maritime Hockey League (MHL), one from the Ligue de hockey junior du Québec (QJHL) and one from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL).
“Anytime you get the chance to work with the best young prospects in the country is a great opportunity,” said Team East head coach Nick Greenough. “I can’t wait to spend a couple of days working with these players, helping them showcase their talents to get to the next level.”
Michael Botiz, Oakville Blades (OJHL)
Colton Point, Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Caleb Boman, Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
Matthew Cairns, Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Sam Dunn, Cobourg Cougars (OJHL)
Owen Grant, Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Matthew Thom, Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Derek Topatigh, Orangeville Flyers (OJHL)
Josh Dickinson, Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Jack Jeffers, Orangeville Flyers (OJHL)
Noah Jordan, St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)
Luke Keenan, Whitby Fury (OJHL)
Sam King, Yarmouth Mariners (MHL)
Josh Kosack, Oakville Blades (OJHL)
Édouard Michaud, Inouk de Granby (LHJQ)
Brett Murray, Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Makail Parker, South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)
Cameron Searles, St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)
Ben Sokay, Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
Michael Larose, Cumberland Grads (CCHL)
About the CJHL – The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada. The CJHL represents more than 131 teams and 2,900 players and has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college levels across North America. For the latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.