(Podcast) 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Focused Fitzpatrick stands tall in Sherbrooke net

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Evan Fitzpatrick - Sherbrooke Phoenix - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick is tied for sixth in save percentage in the QMJHL with a .901 percentage and has faced the most shots of any QMJHL goaltender (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

Of the four goaltenders that took part in the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver this week, Evan Fitzpatrick of the Sherbrooke Phoenix sported the largest frame at 6’3” and 222 pounds. Given the penchant in recent years for NHL teams to employ bigger and bigger goalies, it would appear that in many cases, size does matter. Read more»

2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: QMJHL duo dominates in 3-2 Team Orr victory

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Pierre-Luc Dubois - Team Orr - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Team Orr forward Pierre-Luc Dubois deposits the game-winning goal into the net behind Team Cherry goaltender Zach Sawchenko in Team Orr’s 3-2 win at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

Once the pomp and circumstance came to an end at the Pacific Coliseum, with Bobby Orr and Don Cherry feigning disdain for each other prior to puck drop, a group of 40 prospects from across the CHL were finally allowed to cut loose and play hockey at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Read more»

(Podcast) Dan Marr, NHL scouts able to access Major Junior and Junior A showcases just days apart

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Dan Marr - Director of NHL Central Scouting

Photo: Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr has had a busy couple of weeks with the release of the CSS Midterm Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft, as well as the CJHL Prospects Game and CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

When Dan Marr was absent from the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game meet and greets on Tuesday evening in Vancouver, it was certainly for good reason. The amicable Director of NHL Central Scouting was busying himself a few miles away in Surrey at the annual CJHL Prospects Game. Read more»

(Podcast) 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Sea Dogs’ Green travels long distance for national spotlight

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Luke Green - Saint John Sea Dogs

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman and 2016 prospect Luke Green was the first overall selection at the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

If there is anyone participating at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver who can relate to the feelings associated with highlights on Draft Day, it might very well be Luke Green of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Read more»

Pacific Coliseum readies for 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

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Team Orr Players - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Team Orr players look on as the 40 CHL prospects assembled in Vancouver, BC in preparation for the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday night (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

With 40 of the top junior players from the Canadian Hockey League venturing to Canada’s West Coast paradise, also known as Vancouver, for the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, there is a hope that this annual All-Star game of sorts will capture plenty of attention from hockey fans in British Columbia’s lower mainland. Read more»

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