Team West Roster Announced for CJHL Prospects Game

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today the roster for Team West at the 2010 CJHL Prospects Game. The sixth annual CJHL Prospects Game will be played on December 7-8 at Credit Union Place in Dauphin, Man.

Team West is composed of players from the CJHL’s five western leagues, which include the British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Superior International Junior Hockey League.

Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Team West includes eight players from the BCHL, four from the SJHL, four from the MJHL, three from the AJHL and one from the SIJHL. Team East and Team West will each consist of two goaltenders, six defensemen and twelve forwards. The roster for Team East will be announced on Friday, November 26.

The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top 40 NHL draft eligible players in the CJHL. The event includes a two-game, total goal series between Team East and Team West, which is well attended by local hockey fans, NHL scouts, and representatives from Canadian and American colleges and universities.

Jan Obernesser* AJHL, Brooks
Jason Kasdorf* MJHL, Portage

Sam Jardine* AJHL, Camrose
Luke Madill AJHL, Drayton Valley
Josh Roach SJHL, Humboldt
Brody Luhning SJHL, Battlefords
Eric Walker* BCHL, Trail
Michael King* BCHL, Westside

Mitch VanTeeling, MJHL Dauphin
TJ Constant MJHL, OCN
Aaron Hadley BCHL, Vernon
Destry Straight* BCHL, Coquitlam
Shane Gingera MJHL, Winnipeg Saints
Sam Mellor* BCHL, Trail
Mitchell Deacon* BCHL, Coquitlam
Madison Dias BCHL, Victoria
Lucas Froese SJHL, Melville
Kyle Hall SJHL, Battlefords
Joey Baker* BCHL, Trail
Austin Adduono SIJHL, Wisconsin

* NHL Central Scouting Watch List

Earlier this month, 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. Nine players on the Team West roster were amongst those recognized.

Five alumni of the CJHL Prospects Game have been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, including Kyle Turris (BCHL), Riley Nash (BCHL), Beau Bennett (BCHL), Joe Colborne (AJHL) and Dylan Olsen (AJHL). Eleven Canadian Junior Hockey League players were selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2010 CJHL Prospects Event will be hosted by the Dauphin Kings Junior A Hockey Team and Destination! Dauphin. Game 1 of the series will played at Credit Union Place on Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. CT, with Game 2 to follow on Wednesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. CT.

A two-game ticket package will be available for only $20 (adults), or single-game tickets can be purchased for $12 (adults) and $5 (students). Scout packages, which include tickets to both games and lounge access with snacks and non-alcohol beverages, will be available for $30. Game tickets and VIP packages are available at Dauphin Kings home games and the CUP North Ticket Office.