Lassi Thomson and Kaedan Korczak got bragging rights over Nolan Foote in the battle between Kelowna Rockets teammates at the Sherwin-Williams Top Prospects Game in Red Deer as Team Orr rallied for a 5-4 victory over Team Cherry Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre in Red Deer, AB.
Foote started the game playing with Dylan Cozens of the WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes and Raphaël Lavoie of the QJMHL’s Halifax Mooseheads.
Thompson was paired on defence with Jake Lee of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds, while fellow blueliner Korczak played alongside Artermi Kniazev of the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Saugunéens.
Thomson was plus-2 on the night and jumped into the rush on several occasions, firing a few shots wide of the net, while Korczak had one shot on net and finished the night with an even rating. Foote fired two shots on net while helping Team Cherry to victory.
The 24th annual showcase of the CHL’s top prospects eligible for the NHL Draft featured 40 players chosen by NHL clubs and includes talent from across the WHL, the Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Team Cherry was up 4-1 early in the third before Team Orr’s Jakob Pelletier sparked the comeback. Team Orr scored four times in the third period for the come from behind victory.
“The Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game provides scouts and general managers the unique opportunity to evaluate talent competing in a best-on-best showcase,” said Dan Marr, NHL Central Scouting Director. “All 31 NHL clubs contributed to the roster selection and have a great interest in this priority scouting event to see which players can elevate their game under the spotlight.”
You can watch the trio this Friday when the Rockets host the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place. Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
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