The prospects are coming!

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January 23rd, 2016

By Dane Frizzell

 

We are less than a week away from the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver, BC at the Pacific Coliseum.

On Thursday night it will be Team Cherry VS Team Orr. This will be the 24th CHL Top Prospect game and the 15th time Team Cherry and Team Orr have faced off against each other.

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The game will feature players from the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Players will be eager to put on a good show as this game will be a great chance to showcase their skills to NHL scouts and teams.

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Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants will captain Team Cherry. Other notable names playing for Grapes include, Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters and Sam Steel of the Regina Pats. Team Cherry will be up against an extremely strong Team Orr.

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Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights will captain Team Orr. His team will also feature Alexander Nylander of the Mississauga Steelheads and Carter Hart, goaltender for Everett Silvertips.
The game itself will be played at the legendary Pacific Coliseum is Vancouver, BC, home of the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. The game was last played there in 2005. Team Cherry beat Team Davidson 8-4. The complete rosters for both teams are below.

 

2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Rosters:

 Team Cherry:

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Goaltenders:

Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)

Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Defencemen:

Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)

Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Sean Day (Mississauga Steelheads)

Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)

Lucas Johansen (Kelowna Rockets)

Markus Niemelainen (Saginaw Spirit)

 

Forwards:

Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)

Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants)

Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)

Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)

Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)

Julien Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs)

Tim Gettinger (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Noah Gregor (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Max Jones (London Knights)

Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)

Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)

Sam Steel (Regina Pats)


Team Orr:

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Goaltenders:

Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)

Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Defencemen:

Jake Bean (Calgary Hitmen)

Luke Green (Saint John Sea Dogs)

Libor Hajek (Saskatoon Blades)

Olli Juolevi (London Knights)

Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)

Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires)

 

Forwards:

Nathan Bastian (Mississauga Steelheads)

Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds)

Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)

Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Jack Kopacka (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Pascal Laberge (Victoriaville Tigres)

Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads)

Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)

Otto Somppi (Halifax Mooseheads)

Simon Stransky (Prince Albert Raiders)

Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)

Tickets are still available and can be bought at http://ticketleader.ca.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see Don Cherry and Bobby Orr coach tomorrow’s NHL stars. It’s going to be something special.
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