Team East defeated Team West 2-1 in a shootout to capture Game One of the 2010 CJHL Prospects Event on Tuesday night. Game Two in the two-game, total goal series is scheduled for Wednesday night at Credit Union Place in Dauphin, Manitoba.
Austin Adduono (SIJHL) opened the scoring for Team West at the 11:15 mark of the first period, assisted by Eric Walker (BCHL). Shortly after, Team East replied at 13:13 with a powerplay goal by Darcy GreenAway (OJHL) from Charles Power (LJHAAAQ) and Brian Bunnett (OJHL). The game would remain tied at one throughout regulation.
The final score was 2-1 for Team East in a shootout victory. Luke Juha (OJHL) scored the game winning shootout goal for Team East.
The Player of the Game for Team East is Evan Rodrigues (OJHL). Goaltender Jason Kasdorf (MJHL) is the Player of the Game for Team West. Team West Goaltenders Jason Kasdorf and Jan Obernesser (AJHL) faced 50 shots by some of the top talent across the country.
Team East is led by Dauphin Kings General Manager and Head Coach Marlin Murray while Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry heads the Team West bench.
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 attracts scouts from the NHL, CHL and Canadian and American colleges and universities.
The CJHL Prospects Game features NHL draft prospects from the CJHL’s five Western leagues competing against the top prospects from the CJHL’S Eastern leagues. In November, 19 players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League were identified on the NHL Central Scouting “Players to Watch” list for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Seventeen of the players recognized will be competing in the 2010 CJHL Prospects Game.
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).
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 #2 will take place on Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM. A pre-game practice will be held at 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM.
The CJHL Prospects Games will be available on a pay per view basis at www.mjhlhockey.ca.