Saturday, January 12, 2013

Generals’ Cassels added to Team Cherry

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Cole Cassels of the Oshawa Generals will compete for Team Cherry at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game which takes place on Wednesday January 16 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

A 17-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, Cassels is playing in his second OHL season after being chosen 16th overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection.  Ranked 13th among OHL skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their Preliminary Draft Rankings in the Fall, he has 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 39 games so far this season.

Cassels replaces William Carrier of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles who is unable to compete due to injury.

Last season’s game in Kelowna, BC, featured 10 players that were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft including Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips who was selected second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Home Hardware for the 14th straight year, along with associate sponsors Bank of Montreal, Subway, Old Dutch, and Post.  The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 8:00 pm Atlantic.

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