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Hunter Jones and Nick Robertson Named to Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Roster

The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting announced today the 40 players that will compete in the 2019 Sherwin-William CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Among the 40 players select to take part in the annual event are Petes goaltender Hunter Jones and centre Nick Robertson.

The 24th annual showcase of the CHL’s top prospects eligible for the NHL Entry Draft will be played on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the ENMAX Centrium, home of the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels. The 40 competing players were chosen by NHL clubs and include talent from across the WHL, the Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

“The Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game provides scouts and general managers the unique opportunity to evaluate talent competing in a best-on-best showcase,” said Dan Marr, NHL Central Scouting Director. “All 31 NHL clubs contributed to the roster selection and have a great interest in this priority scouting event to see which players can elevate their game under the spotlight.”

33 of the CHL’s 60 member clubs will be represented in the game with a total of 16 WHL players from 12 different teams, 15 OHL players from 12 different teams, and 9 QMJHL players each from a different organization. Kelowna leads the way with three players selected followed by the London Knights, Medicine Hat Tigers, Ottawa 67’s, Peterborough Petes, and Seattle Thunderbirds each with two. The host Rebels will be represented in the game by forward Oleg Zaytsev.

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The 40 players will be divided into Team Cherry and Team Orr by NHL Central Scouting prior to the event. Coaching staffs for both teams will also be announced at a later date.

10 CHL players from last year’s game in Guelph were chosen in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. In 23 years, a total of 317 CHL players from this event have been chosen by NHL clubs in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft representing over 45% of all players selected. Recent Petes to take part in the event include Dylan Wells (2016), Matthew Spencer (2015), and Nick Ritchie and Eric Cornel (2014).

The 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Sherwin-Williams, and CHL associate sponsors CIBC, Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada. The game will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports, and in the United States on NHL Network.

The 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Sherwin-Williams, and CHL associate sponsors CIBC, Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada.  The game will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports, and in the United States on NHL Network.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased via reddeerrebels.com or ticketsalberta.com.  For further ticket details please contact the Rebels office at 403-341-6000.

For more event information please visit http://sherwin-williamstopprospects.ca.

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