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January 11, 2023

Lineups set for 2023 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game

Connor Bedard will wear red again in January.

Bedard, the consensus No. 1 pick for the 2023 NHL Draft, will represent Team Red at the 2023 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday, January 25.

The 17-year-old, who shredded the competition at the 2023 World Junior Championship, will skate alongside the likes of Zach Benson, Riley Heidt, and Quentin Musty on Team Red. They’ll play opposite Colby Barlow, Nate Danielson, Ethan Gauthier, and Brayden Yager in the annual showcase pitting the Canadian Hockey League’s top draft eligible talent against each other. 

Bedard, No. 1 in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2023 draft, has 70 points (31 goals, 39 assists) in 29 games for the Regina Pats this season, and is fresh off an MVP performance with Canada at the World Juniors which saw the North Vancouver, British Columbia product pace the tournament in goals (9), assists (14), and points (23) in a record-setting performance.

Connor Levis will play for Team Red. Levis replaces Vancouver Giants forward Samuel Honzek, who is unable to compete because of injury. Denver Barkey has also been added to the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to replace Andrew Cristall, who is unable to play because of injury.

Here’s who will compete for Team Red and Team White at the 2023 CHL Top Prospects Game:

TEAM RED

FORWARDS

Denver Barkey, London (OHL); Connor Bedard, Regina (WHL); Zach Benson, Winnipeg (WHL); Mathieu Cataford, Halifax (QMJHL); Andrew Cristall, Kelowna (WHL); Riley Heidt, Prince George (WHL); Nick Lardis, Peterborough (OHL); Connor Levis, Kamloops (WHL); Quentin Musty, Sudbury (OHL); Nico Myatovic, Seattle (WHL); Coulson Pitre, Flint (OHL); Gracyn Sawchyn, Seattle (WHL); Carey Terrance, Erie (OHL).

DEFENSEMEN

Beau Akey, Barrie (OHL); Cameron Allen, Guelph (OHL); Luca Cagnoni, Portland (WHL); Matteo Mann, Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Etienne Morin, Moncton (QMJHL); Jordan Tourigny, Shawinigan (QMJHL).

GOALIES

Carson Bjarnason, Brandon (WHL); Charlie Robertson, North Bay (OHL).

TEAM WHITE

FORWARDS

Colby Barlow, Owen Sound (OHL);  Nate Danielson, Brandon (WHL); Ethan Gauthier, Sherbrooke (QMJHL); Kalan Lind, Red Deer (WHL);  Kalan Lind, Red Deer (WHL); Jaden Lipinski, Vancouver (WHL); Ethan Miedema, Windsor (OHL); Tyler Peddle, Drummondville (QMJHL); Luca Pinelli, Ottawa (OHL); Carson Rehkopf, Kitchener (OHL); Calum Ritchie, Oshawa (OHL); Brayden Yager, Moose (WHL); Koehn Ziemmer, Prince George (WHL).

DEFENSEMEN

Oliver Bonk, London (OHL), Hunter Brzustewicz, Kitchener (OHL); Lukas Dragicevic, Tri-City (WHL); Andrew Gibson, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); Tanner Molendyk, Saskatoon (WHL); Caden Price, Kelowna (WHL).

GOALIES

Scott Ratzlaff, Seattle (WHL); Jackson Unger, Moose Jaw (WHL).


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