Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost of the Penticton Vees, Future Considerations’ highest-ranked Canadian Junior Hockey League skaters for the 2016 NHL Draft, were among the 40 players named to skate in the CJHL Prospects Game in in Surrey, B.C on Jan. 26.
The game features players from the CJHL’s five western leagues (BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) competing against players from the CJHL’s five eastern leagues (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, QJHL, MHL) for the President’s Cup.
Player selection for the annual CJHL Prospects Game is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.
Fabbro is 10th in Future Considerations’ December ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft; Jost is 12th.
Team West includes nine players from the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), nine from the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), one from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and one from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).
“I look forward to the opportunity to work with such a talented group of players. To have the top players in the country all in one game is something special,” said Team West head coach Brandon West in a release. “These prospects have worked hard to get to this level and this event will allow them to showcase their talents in front of fans and the hockey world. It should be a great experience for all involved.”
Team East includes 12 players from the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), four from the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), two from the Maritime Hockey League (MHL), one from the Ligue de hockey junior du Québec (QJHL) and one from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL).
“Anytime you get the chance to work with the best young prospects in the country is a great opportunity,” said Team East head coach Nick Greenough in a release. “I can’t wait to spend a couple of days working with these players, helping them showcase their talents to get to the next level.”
Kurtis Chapman Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Matt Murray Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
Dennis Cholowski Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Dante Fabbro Penticton Vees (BCHL)
James Miller Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Brinson Pasichnuk Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
Dean Stewart Portage Terriers (MJHL)
Cory Thomas Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
Noah Bauld Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
Kyle Betts Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Brandon Biro Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
Colin Grannary Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Blake Hayward Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
Tyson Jost Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Jesse Lansdell Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Kohen Olischefski Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Riley Smith Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Jeffrey Stewart Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
Troy Van Tetering Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
Justin Young Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
Michael Botiz Oakville Blades (OJHL)
Colton Point Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Caleb Boman Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
Matthew Cairns Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Sam Dunn Cobourg Cougars (OJHL)
Owen Grant Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Matthew Thom Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Derek Topatigh Orangeville Flyers (OJHL)
Josh Dickinson Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
Jack Jeffers Orangeville Flyers (OJHL)
Noah Jordan St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)
Luke Keenan Whitby Fury (OJHL)
Sam King Yarmouth Mariners (MHL)
Josh Kosack Oakville Blades (OJHL)
Édouard Michaud Inouk de Granby (LHJQ)
Brett Murray Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
Makail Parker South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)
Cameron Searles St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)
Ben Sokay Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
Michael Larose Cumberland Grads (CCHL)