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Rosters named for Prospects Game

CALGARY, Alta. (December 27, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced Tuesday the rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Cornwall, Ont., at Ed Lumley Arena within the confines of the Cornwall Civic Complex.

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 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago.

“We congratulate each of the players on their selection to compete in the 2017 CJHL Prospects Game in Cornwall and commend NHL Central Scouting for their contributions in helping formalize the Team East and Team West rosters,” offered CJHL President Brent Ladds.

“We are confident this group of young men will provide all those in attendance, including the multitude of scouts and Junior A hockey fans alike, a tremendous showcase of CJHL talent from right across the country,” added Ladds.

As stated, the two team rosters were put together by NHL Central Scouting, headed up by its Director, Dan Marr.

“The CJHL Prospects Game is a tremendous opportunity for these players to showcase their ability and represent their teams, leagues and communities on a national stage,” said Marr.

The following are the CJHL Prospects Game team rosters

Anand Oberoi Kanata Lasers CCHL Connor Dochuk Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
Nate McDonald Powassan Voodoos NOJHL Ty Taylor Vernon Vipers BCHL
Guillaume Beck Les Cobras de Terrebonne LHJQ Cory Babichuk Surrey Eagles BCHL
Joey Berkopec Burlington Cougars OJHL Jarrod Gourley Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
Cameron Crotty Brockville Braves CCHL Matthew Holzer Olds Grizzlies AJHL
Matthieu Franche Smiths Falls Bears CCHL Cale Makar Brooks Bandits AJHL
Aidan Girduckis Carleton Place Canadians CCHL Griffin Mendel Penticton Vees BCHL
Matthew Kellenberger Oakville Blades OJHL Ian Mitchell Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
Andy Baker Powassan Voodoos NOJHL Desi Burgart Surrey Eagles BCHL
Matthew Barnaby Pembroke Lumber Kings CCHL Adam Dawe Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Josh Cammalleri Burlington Cougars OJHL Parm Dhaliwal West Kelowna Warriors BCHL
Nick Campoli North York Rangers OJHL Kale Howarth Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL
Bobby Dow Kemptville 73’s CCHL Kyler Kupka Camrose Kodiaks AJHL
Finn Evans St. Michaels Buzzers OJHL Cody Laskosky Whitecourt Wolverines AJHL
Logan Johnston Dieppe Commandos MHL James McIsaac Winnipeg Blues MJHL
Phillip Lagunov Burlington Cougars OJHL Marcus Mitchell Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL
Mel Melconian Aurora Tigers OJHL Michael Regush Merritt Centennials BCHL
Bryce Misley Oakville Blades OJHL Jamie Rome Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
Lucas Thierus Panthères de St-Jérôme LHJQ Adam Tisdale Canmore Eagles AJHL
Cameron Wright St. Michaels Buzzers OJHL Tyler Ward Merritt Centennials BCHL

THE GAME: Tickets for the CJHL Prospects Game are now on sale and are available via the Cornwall Colts (CCHL) office by contacting them at (613) 930-9300. The cost for tickets is $10 each; $9 per-person for groups of 20 or more, while children 12 and under are $5. The CJHL Prospects Game will also be streamed online at

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, NCAA, Major Junior 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 on-ice player testing having been introduced.

Since its inception, Team West has won six 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.)

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 132 teams and over 3,000 players and has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, college and major junior levels across North America.  For the latest CJHL news and features, visit and follow on social media via Twitter at or @cjhlhockey