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Moncton to host CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

By News Mar 24, 2023 | 12:53 PM

The Canadian Hockey League has announced Moncton will host the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game next January at the Avenir Centre.

The game features talent from all three of Canada’s junior hockey leagues – QMJHL, OHL and WHL – competing before hundreds of scouts ahead of the NHL Draft.

Most recently held in Vancouver, this is only the second time the event has been held in Atlantic Canada after Halifax played host in 2013.

The Moncton Wildcats will include the Top Prospects Game as part of the 2023-24 season ticket package.

Fifteen players from the Wildcats have competed in the game since its inception.

The most recent participant was Etienne Morin in 2023 while Maxim Barbashev competed the year prior and was subsequently selected 161st overall by the New York Rangers in the 2022 NHL Draft.

“The Moncton Wildcats are excited to host the 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game,” said Robert K. Irving, President of the Moncton Wildcats.

“As we witnessed when Moncton hosted this year’s World Junior Championship, our fans are strong supporters of junior hockey and will get a chance to see future NHL stars.”

“Events Moncton takes immense pride in collaborating with our exceptional partners to showcase world-class events in our city,” said Bill Whalen, co-chair of Events Moncton.

“With the resounding success of the World Junior Championship, we are well-prepared to build upon this achievement and deliver yet another unforgettable experience for players, fans, and volunteers alike.”

The game will take place on January 24, 2024.

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