2014 Top Prospects Game: Noteworthy performances from Calgary

by Glen Erickson
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Brendan Lemieux - Team Orr

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Brendan Lemieux (C) netted a goal for Team Orr in their win over Team Cherry at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Propsects Game, with his style of play reminding many of that of his father, former NHL forward Claude Lemieux (courtesy of Brad Watson/CHL Images)

Here is a look at a few of the players who made a significant impact at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary.

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Beyond Tomorrow: Harkins ready to take over the reins of the Cougars

by Chau Vo
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Jansen Harkins - Prince George Cougars

Photo: Prince George Cougars forward and 2015 prospect Jansen Harkins is the top rookie on a Cougars team that currently has just 17 wins and sits second-last in the WHL’s Western Conference so far this season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The World U17 Hockey Challenge may be dwarfed by its bigger brother, the U20 World Junior Championship, but it provides hockey’s future stars potentially their first taste of international competition. Every year, 10 teams, including five regional Canadian teams, battle it at the U17 for a chance to claim the title as the world’s best for that age group.

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Late goal by McCann hands Team Orr a 4-3 win at Top Prospects Game

by Glen Erickson
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Jared McCann, Brendan Perlini, Josh Ho-Sang - Team Orr

Photo: Team Orr forward Jared McCann (C) celebrates what would be his game-winning goal along with Brendan Perlini (L) and Josh Ho-Sang (R) as Team Orr would go on to down Team Cherry at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Propsects Game, 4-3 (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

While there appeared to be some nerves early on among the group of 40 players competing at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, the teams were able to find a way to settle in and provide at least two periods of fast-paced, entertaining hockey.

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2014 Top Prospects Game Podcast: Joel Otto, Calgary Hitmen

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Joel Otto - Calgary Flames Alumni Game

Photo: Former Calgary Flames forward Joel Otto (R), shown here taking part in a Flames Alumni Game at the 2011 Heritage Classic, is now an assistant coach with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen (courtesy of Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary marks the third time the city has hosted the mid-season festivities at the Saddledome, which is home to both the Calgary Flames (NHL) and the Calgary Hitmen (WHL).

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2014 Top Prospects Game Podcast: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors

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Brayden Point - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and 2014 prospect Brayden Point is a native of Calgary taking part in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game taking place in that city (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

There is a long history of players receiving a late call to participate in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, then taking full advantage of the opportunity to make a huge impression. Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors has a chance to be “that guy” this week in Calgary.

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