Fitzgerald stars in 5-2 win for Team McClanahan

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2012 CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game - Ryan Fitzgerald

Photo: NHL coaching legend Scotty Bowman presents the Most Valuable Player award to Team McClanahan's Ryan Fitzgerald following his team's 5-2 win at the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 The inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game was a qualified success, with the on-ice action helping to overcome what was a sparse crowd attending this prospect showcase, a game that was won by Team McClanahan, 5-2.

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Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Seth Jones

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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game - Seth Jones

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman and top 2013 prospect Seth Jones puts his talents on display at the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 Players taking part in the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be under the scrutiny of scores of NHL scouts and GM's that will be in attendance.  But one player may draw the attention of these interested observers more so than others, that player being defenseman Seth Jones.

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Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Phil Housley

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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game - Phil Housley

Photo: USA Hockey head coach Phil Housley will be one of the coaches taking part in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 Former NHL defenseman Phil Housley returns to the city where he spent eight of his 21 NHL seasons, only this time he'll be behind the bench rather than competing on the ice.

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USA Hockey ready for Saturday’s prospect showcase

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All-American Prospects Game Press Conference

Photo: USA Hockey head coach Phil Housley, Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black, and USA Hockey's Assistant Executive Director of Hockey Operations Jim Johannson talk to the media on the eve of the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 What has been an idea in the making for some time will now become reality tomorrow night as USA Hockey presents their first of what is expected to be an annual event, the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

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After tough Ivan Hlinka, Justin Bailey looks toward OHL career

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This year's Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, arguably the most prestigeous hockey competition in the under-18 category, was a disappointment for Team USA. Even though the Americans have an elite national team development program, they were able to produce just one, one-goal victory over Slovakia and three defeats in the group stage. Whatever the cause was, the offense still worked pretty well, which we could see in the game with Finland that ended 8-6 for Suomi.

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