CJHL Announces the 2018 CJHL Prospects Game Rosters

The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada as well as in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, announced Monday December 18th its playing rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Mississauga, Ontario at Port Credit Memorial Arena.

Each of the players chosen to participate in the CJHL Prospects Game were selected through the efforts of NHL Central Scouting and are currently among the top 40 CJHL prospects heading into the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas.

“We at the CJHL extend our congratulations to each of the players on their selection to compete in the 2018 CJHL Prospects Game in Mississauga,” stated CJHL President Brent Ladds.

“We also thank and commend NHL Central Scouting for their significant contributions in helping formalize the Team East and Team West rosters,” added Ladds.

CJHL Prospects Game Rosters
Team East
Name (CJHL Team) League
Christian Purboo (Oakville Blades) OJHL
Jett Alexander (North York Rangers) OJHL

Name (CJHL Team) League
Evan White (St. Stephen Aces) MHL
Peter Muzyka (North York Rangers) OJHL
Mason Snell (Wellington Dukes) OJHL
Matthew Kellenberger (Oakville Blades) OJHL
Dustyn McFaul (Pickering Panthers) OJHL
Harrison Rees (North York Rangers) OJHL

Name (CJHL Team) League
Zachary Tupker (Carleton Place Canadians) CCHL
Jack McBain (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) OJHL
Jesse Tucker (North York Rangers) OJHL
Ethan Manderville (Ottawa Jr. A Senators) CCHL
Owen Robinson (Blind River Beavers) NOJHL
Ben Tupker (Carleton Place Canadians) CCHL
Logan O’Neil (South Shore Lumberjacks) MHL
Riley McCutcheon (Whitby Fury) OJHL
Matt Hayami (Oakville Blades) OJHL
Derek Dicaire (Braves de Valleyfield) LHJAAAQ
Finn Evans (Ottawa Jr. A Senators) CCHL
Cole Edwards (Kingston Voyageurs) OJHL

Team West
Name (CJHL Team) League
Jacob Wasserman (Humboldt Broncos) SJHL
Matt Thiessen (Steinbach Pistons) MJHL

Name (CJHL Team) League
Maxwell Crozier (Nanaimo Clippers) BCHL
Sean Comrie (Spruce Grove Saints) AJHL
Stanislav Demin (Wenatchee Wild) BCHL
Jonathon Tychonik (Penticton Vees) BCHL
Jacob Bernard-Docker (Okotoks Oilers) AJHL
Seth Barton (Trail Smoke Eaters) BCHL

Name (CJHL Team) League
Damon Zimmer (Spruce Grove Saints) AJHL
Brett Stapley (Vernon Vipers) BCHL
Josh Prokop (Vernon Vipers) BCHL
Austin Wong (Okotoks Oilers) AJHL
Ben Sanderson (Okotoks Oilers) AJHL
Angus Crookshank (Langley Rivermen) BCHL
Brendan Budy (Langley Rivermen) BCHL
Riese Gaber (Steinbach Pistons) MJHL
Simon Boyko (Brooks Bandits) AJHL
Ethan De Jong (Prince George Spruce Kings) BCHL
Chrystopher Collin (Flin Flon Bombers) SJHL
Corey Andonovski (Chilliwack Chiefs) BCHL

About the CJHL Prospects Game
The CJHL Prospects Game is one of the premier Junior A hockey events in the country and provides tremendous exposure for CJHL players to play in front of scouts from all over the hockey world – including the NHL, CHL, NCAA and Canadian universities and colleges.

The President’s Cup is awarded to the winning team in the CJHL Prospects Game.

From 2005 until 2008, the event ran as a single game, but starting in 2009 the President’s Cup was played as a two-game series where the combined score of the games determined the winner of the title.

The contest has now gone back to a single-game format along with player testing, both on-ice and off-ice, having been introduced. Since its inception, Team West has won seven times while Team East has come away victorious on five occasions.

All-Time CJHL Prospects Game President’s Cup Results
2006: Team West 5 Team East 4 (Yorkton, Sask.)
2007: Team West 6 Team East 2 (Vernon, B.C.)
2008: Team East 5 Team West 3 (Winkler, Man.)
2009: Team East 6 Team West 3 (Summerside, P.E.I.)
2010: Team West 8 Team East 3 (8-1, 0-2) (Winkler, Man.)
2011: Team East 9 Team West 2 (2-1 SO, 7-1) (Dauphin, Man.)
2012: Team West 9 Team East 6 (4-3 OT, 5-3) (Langley, B.C.)
2013: Team West 8 Team East 6 (5-0, 3-6) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2014: Team East 8 Team West 4 (4-2, 4-2) (Digby/Yarmouth, N.S.)
2015: Team West 3 Team East 2 (Oakville, Ont.)
2016: Team East 3 Team West 1 (Surrey, B.C.)
2017: Team West 4 Team East 3 (Cornwall, Ont.)

Source: CJHL