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CHL Top Prospects Game to Feature Many Players From Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence
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January 20, 2004
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The CHL will showcase 40 of the CHL’s top players eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft at the CHL Top Prospects Game on January 21st in London, ON.

Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence is very well represented in this year’s event as the game will feature 14 former members of the National Under-18 Team and two players who attended the Under-18 Development Camp. Also, 18 of these players are graduates from the Regional Under-17 Program.

In total, 32 Canadian players will take part in the CHL Top Prospects Game.

A 15th former member of Canada’s National Under-18 Team, Kyle Chipchura (Vimy, AB/ Prince Albert, WHL) was originally named but will not participate due to an injury.

2003 Under-18 Summer Team Members:

Goaltenders:

Devan Dubnyk (Calgary, AB/ Kamloops, WHL); Julien Ellis Tracy, QC/ Shawinigan, QMJHL)

Defencemen:

Cam Barker (Winnipeg, MB/ Medicine Hat, WHL); Mark Fistric (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, WHL); Michael Funk(Abbotsford, BC/ Portland, WHL); Andy Rogers (Calgary, AB/Calgary, WHL); David Schulz (Winkler, MB/ Swift Current, WHL)

Forwards:

Blake Comeau (Meadow Lake, SK/ Kelowna, BC); Ryan Garlock (Iroquois Falls, ON/ Windsor, OHL); Eric Hunter (Oakbank, MB/ Prince George, WHL); John Lammers (Langley, BC/ Lethbridge, WHL); Evan McGrath (Oakville, ON/ Kitchener, OHL); Woytek Wolski (Toronto, ON/ Brampton, OHL)

2002 Under-18 Summer Team Member/ 2003 World Under-18 Championship Gold Medalist:

Defenceman:
Mike Green (Calgary, AB/ Saskatoon, WHL)

2003 Under-18 Summer Development Camp:

Forwards:

Joe Barnes (Winnipeg, MB/Saskatoon, WHL) and David Laliberté (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC/ PEI, QMJHL)

Regional Under-17 Teams:

2003 Canada Winter Games

Team BC: Lammers

Team Alberta: Dubnyk, Fistric, Rogers

Team Saskatchewan : Comeau

Team Manitoba : Barker, Barnes, Hunter, Schulz, Jared Walker (Red Deer, WHL)

Team Ontario : Garlock, McGrath, Justin Peters (Toronto, OHL), Kyle Wharton (Ottawa, OHL), Wolski

Team Quebec : Ellis, Laliberté

2002 World Under-17 Challenge

Team Pacific : Green

Team Quebec: Alexandre Picard (Lewiston)


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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