TEAM EAST ANNOUNCED FOR CJHL PROSPECTS GAME
Monday, November 30, 2009
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today the roster for Team East at the 2009 CJHL Prospects Event. From December 7th - 9th, 2009 the community of Winkler and the province of Manitoba will host the Canadian Junior Hockey League and the 5th Annual CJHL Prospects Game.
The Team East roster is composed of 7 CJHL players, 6 CCHL players, 4 players from the OJAHL, and 1 player from the LHJAAAQ, MJAHL and NOJHL. Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Team East and Team West will each consist of two goaltenders, six defensemen and twelve forwards.
The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top 40 NHL draft eligible players in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. In October 2009, 27 players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League were recognized on the NHL Central Scouting "Players to Watch" List for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Nine players on the Team East roster were amongst those identified.
The CJHL Prospects Game will see players from the CJHL'S Eastern leagues, the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior A Hockey League (OJAHL), Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL), Central Junior Hockey League (CJHL), Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec (LHJAAAQ), and the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MJAHL) compete against the best players from the CJHL's five Western leagues, the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Hockey League (MJHL) and the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).
JOEL VIENNEAU*, KINGSTON VOYAGEURS, OJAHL
WYATT GALLEY*, NEPEAN RAIDERS, CJHL
DUSTIN DAROU*, SMITHS FALLS BEARS, CJHL
JULIAN MELCHIORI*, NEWMARKET HURRICANES, CCHL
NICK QUINN, ORANGEVILLE CRUSHERS, CCHL
JORDAN MUSTARD, MARKHAM WAXERS, CCHL
JUSTIN BAKER, STREETSVILLE DERBYS, CCHL
SACHA GUIMOND, NORTH BAY TRAPPERS, NOJHL
LUCAS LESSIO, ST. MICHAEL'S BUZZERS, CCHL
BROCK HIGGS*, KINGSTON VOYAGEURS, OJAHL
MIKE BORKOWSKI, CUMBERLAND GRADS, CJHL
DARCY ASHLEY, SUMMERSIDE WESTERN CAPITALS, MJAHL
JESSE BEAMISH, ST. MICHAEL'S BUZZERS, CCHL
DAVID ROY*, BROCKVILLE BRAVES CJHL,
MAXIME DUMOND*, BROCKVILLE BRAVES, CJHL
AARON PEARCE*, GEORGETOWN RAIDERS, OJAHL
MATT PECA, PEMBROKE LUMBER KINGS, CJHL
COLIN CAMPBELL*, VAUGHAN VIPERS, OJAHL
ALAN MCPHERSON, KANATA STALLIONS, CJHL
SIMON BESSETTE, LE COLLEGE FRANCAIS DE LONGUEUIL, LHJAAAQ
* NHL Central Scouting Watch List
For the first time, the CJHL Prospects Teams will play a two-game series. The event has become popular for local area hockey fans and scouts from the NHL and Canadian and American colleges and universities. Team East and Team West have each won two games in the four year history of the event:
- 2008 - Team East defeated Team West 6-3 in Summerside, PEI
- 2007 - Team East defeated Team West 5-3 in Winkler, Manitoba
- 2006 - Team West defeated Team East 6-2 in Vernon, British Columbia
- 2005 - Team West defeated Team East 5-4 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
The roster for Team West will be announced on Tuesday, December 1st and available at www.cjhlhockey.com.
CJHL Prospects Game #1 will be played on Tuesday, December 8th at 1:00 PM, followed by CJHL Prospects Game #2 on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:30 PM. Games will be played at the Winkler Arena. Tickets are available for only $10.00.