By Dave Leaderhouse
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada as well as in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, announced Monday its playing rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Mississauga, Ont., at Port Credit Memorial Arena.
Each of the players chosen to participate in the CJHL Prospects Game were selected through the efforts of NHL Central Scouting and are currently among the top 40 CJHL prospects heading into the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas.
“We at the CJHL extend our congratulations to each of the players on their selection to compete in the 2018 CJHL Prospects Game in Mississauga,” stated CJHL President Brent Ladds.
“We also thank and commend NHL Central Scouting for their significant contributions in helping formalize the Team East and Team West rosters,” added Ladds.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League will have two players compete in the Prospects Game with Humboldt Bronco netminder Jacob Wasserman and Flin Flon Bomber forward Chrystopher Collin getting selected to participate with Team West.
Wasserman has appeared in 22 games with the Broncos and has posted a 12-6-2-2 ledger in his rookie campaign. Collin has averaged nearly a point-per-game in his freshman SJHL season as the Bois De Filion, Que., product has 23 points in 24 games.
Collin missed several games in December while he competed with the gold-medal winning Team West squad at the World Junior “A” Challenge in Truro, N.S., while Wasserman also missed a couple of games as he tried out for that same squad, but he was unsuccessful in landing a spot with the team.
|CJHL PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS|
|Christian Purboo||Oakville Blades||OJHL|
|Jett Alexander||North York Rangers||OJHL|
|Evan White||St. Stephen Aces||MHL|
|Peter Muzyka||North York Rangers||OJHL|
|Mason Snell||Wellington Dukes||OJHL|
|Matthew Kellenberger||Oakville Blades||OJHL|
|Dustyn McFaul||Pickering Panthers||OJHL|
|Harrison Rees||North York Rangers||OJHL|
|Zachary Tupker||Carleton Place Canadians||CCHL|
|Jack McBain||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||OJHL|
|Jesse Tucker||North York Rangers||OJHL|
|Ethan Manderville||Ottawa Jr. A Senators||CCHL|
|Owen Robinson||Blind River Beavers||NOJHL|
|Ben Tupker||Carleton Place Canadians||CCHL|
|Logan O’Neil||South Shore Lumberjacks||MHL|
|Riley McCutcheon||Whitby Fury||OJHL|
|Matt Hayami||Oakville Blades||OJHL|
|Derek Dicaire||Braves de Valleyfield||LHJAAAQ|
|Finn Evans||Ottawa Jr. A Senators||CCHL|
|Cole Edwards||Kingston Voyageurs||OJHL|
|Jacob Wasserman||Humboldt Broncos||SJHL|
|Matt Thiessen||Steinbach Pistons||MJHL|
|Maxwell Crozier||Nanaimo Clippers||BCHL|
|Sean Comrie||Spruce Grove Saints||AJHL|
|Stanislav Demin||Wenatchee Wild||BCHL|
|Jonathon Tychonik||Penticton Vees||BCHL|
|Jacob Bernard-Docker||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
|Seth Barton||Trail Smoke Eaters||BCHL|
|Damon Zimmer||Spruce Grove Saints||AJHL|
|Brett Stapley||Vernon Vipers||BCHL|
|Josh Prokop||Vernon Vipers||BCHL|
|Austin Wong||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
|Ben Sanderson||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
|Angus Crookshank||Langley Rivermen||BCHL|
|Brendan Budy||Langley Rivermen||BCHL|
|Riese Gaber||Steinbach Pistons||MJHL|
|Simon Boyko||Brooks Bandits||AJHL|
|Ethan De Jong||Prince George Spruce Kings||BCHL|
|Chrystopher Collin||Flin Flon Bombers||SJHL|
|Corey Andonovski||Chilliwack Chiefs||BCHL|
Tickets for the CJHL Prospects Game, which are all general admission, are just $10 and are available now via the following:
Phone: (905) 919-3623 Extension 3
In Person: At all Mississauga Chargers (OJHL) Home Games
The coaching staffs and on-ice officials for the CJHL Prospects game will be announced in the coming days.
ABOUT THE CJHL PROSPECTS GAME
The CJHL Prospects Game is one of the premier Junior A hockey events in the country and provides tremendous exposure for CJHL players to play in front of scouts from all over the hockey world – including the NHL, CHL, NCAA and Canadian universities and colleges.
The President’s Cup is awarded to the winning team in the CJHL Prospects Game.
From 2005 until 2008, the event ran as a single game, but starting in 2009 the President’s Cup was played as a two-game series where the combined score of the games determined the winner of the title.
The contest has now gone back to a single-game format along with player testing, both on-ice and off-ice, having been introduced. Since its inception, Team West has won seven times while Team East has come away victorious on five occasions.
All-Time CJHL Prospects Game President’s Cup results
2006: Team West 5 Team East 4 (Yorkton, Sask.)
2007: Team West 6 Team East 2 (Vernon, B.C.)
2008: Team East 5 Team West 3 (Winkler, Man.)
2009: Team East 6 Team West 3 (Summerside, P.E.I.)
2010: Team West 8 Team East 3 (8-1, 0-2) (Winkler, Man.)
2011: Team East 9 Team West 2 (2-1 SO, 7-1) (Dauphin, Man.)
2012: Team West 9 Team East 6 (4-3 OT, 5-3) (Langley, B.C.)
2013: Team West 8 Team East 6 (5-0, 3-6) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2014: Team East 8 Team West 4 (4-2, 4-2) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2015: Team West 3 Team East 2 (Oakville, Ont.)
2016: Team East 3 Team West 1 (Surrey, B.C.)
2017: Team West 4 Team East 3 (Cornwall, Ont.)
2018: Team East vs. Team West • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. ET (Mississauga, Ont.)
The CJHL Prospects Game will also be streamed live online via HockeyTV.com.