The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top 40 NHL draft eligible players in the CJHL. Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. The event includes a two-game, total goal series between Team East and Team West, which is well attended by local area hockey fans, NHL scouts, and representatives from Canadian and American colleges and universities.
The community of Dauphin will build off the excitement generated by the 2010 RBC Cup to create a memorable experience for the players, fans and volunteers of the CJHL Prospects Event. Host Committee Chair Randy Daley is looking forward to bringing Junior A hockey at the National level back to Dauphin, “The opportunity to host 40 of the top Junior A players in the country is a great honour. Our fans and supporters witnessed the talent and entertainment value of the CJHL at the 2010 RBC Cup, and will embrace another opportunity to experience National competition. This event will further showcase Dauphin’s ability to successfully host events on a National stage.”
The Canadian Junior Hockey League continues to be a strong supplier of talent to the National Hockey League. Five alumni of the CJHL Prospects Game have been selected in the 1st Round of the NHL Entry Draft, including Kyle Turris (BCHL), Riley Nash (BCHL), Beau Bennett (BCHL), Joe Colborne (AJHL) and Dylan Olsen (AJHL).
The CJHL Prospects Games feature players from the CJHL's five Western leagues (British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the Superior International Junior Hockey League ) competing against the top prospects from the CJHL'S Eastern leagues (Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Ontario Junior Hockey League, Central Hockey League, Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec and the Maritime Junior A Hockey League).
Team East and Team West compete annually for the President's Cup, which is awarded to the winning team at the CJHL Prospects Event.
· 2009 - Game 1: Team West wins 8 - 1; Game 2: Team East wins 2 - 0 in Winkler, MB
· 2008 - Team East defeated Team West 6-3 in Summerside, PEI
· 2007 - Team East defeated Team West 5-3 in Winkler, MB
· 2006 - Team West defeated Team East 6-2 in Vernon, BC
· 2005 - Team West defeated Team East 5-4 in Yorkton, SK
CJHL Prospects Game #1 will be played at Credit Union Place on Tuesday, December 7th @ 7:00pm, Game #2 will follow on Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 pm.
A two-game ticket pack will be available for only $20.00 (adults) or single game tickets can be purchased for $12.00 (adults) and $5.00 (students). Scout Packages including a two-game ticket pack, and lounge access with snacks and non-alcohol beverages will be available for $30. Game tickets and an exclusive VIP Package will be on sale shortly, visit cjhlhockey.com for ticket updates.
Rosters for the 2010 CJHL Prospects Teams will be announced at the end of November 2010 via cjhlhockey,com.
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