Nicholas Poisson, (F) Prince George (BCHL) added to Team West
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 Tuesday an additional change to the Team West roster for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which goes Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. ET at Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, Ont.
Added to the Team West line-up from a ranked list of alternates compiled and supplied by NHL Central Scouting is forward Nicholas Poisson of the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL).
Poisson replaces forward Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), who is currently injured and will be unable to suit up for Team West in the contest.
The 18-year-old Poisson presently leads Prince George in offensive production, playing at nearly a point-per-game pace with 32 in 34 outings on 13 goals and 19 assists for the defending BCHL and Doyle Cup Western Canadian champions.
His four game-winning markers on the 2019-20 campaign tie him for fifth overall in the BCHL.
In 93 career league games, Poisson has produced 27 tallies, including eight game-winning efforts, along with 35 helpers for 62 points.
A native of Vancouver, B.C., he is committed to attend Providence College (Hockey East) on NCAA Division I scholarship next season.
Further information on the CJHL Prospects Game, including the coaching staffs, on-ice officials, broadcasters and ticket information for will be announced early in the New Year.
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 U Sports.
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 nine times while Team East has come away victorious on five occasions.
All-Time CJHL Prospects Game President’s Cup results
SEASON: RESULT (LOCATION)
2005-06: West 5 East 4 (Yorkton, Sask.)
2006-07: West 6 East 2 (Vernon, B.C.)
2007-08: East 5 West 3 (Winkler, Man.)
2008-09: East 6 West 3 (Summerside, P.E.I.)
2009-10: West 8 East 3 (8-1, 0-2) (Winkler, Man.)
2010-11: East 9 West 2 (2-1 SO, 7-1) (Dauphin, Man.)
2011-12: West 9 East 6 (4-3 OT, 5-3) (Langley, B.C.)
2012-13: West 8 East 6 (5-0, 3-6) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2013-14: East 8 West 4 (4-2, 4-2) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2014-15: West 3 East 2 (Oakville, Ont.)
2015-16: East 3 West 1 (Surrey, B.C.)
2016-17: West 4 East 3 (Cornwall, Ont.)
2017-18: West 5 East 2 (Mississauga, Ont.)
2018-19: West 5 East 2 (Okotoks, Alta.)
2019-20: East vs. West (Jan. 14 – Hamilton, Ont.)
The CJHL Prospects Game will also be streamed live online via HockeyTV.com.