The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), in conjunction with the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), today unveiled the rosters for the two Prospect Teams that will compete at the 2012 Central Canada Cup scheduled to take place in Wellington, Ontario from December 27-29 at the Wellington & District Community Centre.
A new feature to this year’s event is the Prospect Game showdown between the CCHL and OJHL with the game to be played on Saturday, December 29 at 4pm, just prior to the Central Canada Cup championship game, which will take place at 7pm.
The two rosters consist of 40 players and include three members of Team Canada East at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge, three members of Team East at the CJHL Prospect Game series and six NCAA Division I commitments. The CCHL roster consists of representation from 10 different teams with the Kanata Stallions and Brockville Braves leading the way with three selections each. The OJHL roster includes representation from 12 member clubs, led by the Newmarket Hurricanes with four players taking part. Please follow the links below for the full 20-man rosters:
Also announced today were the coaching squads for both Prospect Teams. The CCHL will be lead by co-coaches Rick Dorval of the Ottawa Jr. Senators and Jason Clarke of the Carleton Place Canadians. Paul Findall of the Cumberland Grads is assistant coach with Lou Nistico of the Kanata Stallions as manager. The OJHL will be led by Pickering Panthers head coach Mike Galati, who will be assisted by his assistant coaches from Pickering, Phil Barski and Dan Sullivan.
For more information or for the full tournament schedule, please visit the 2012 Central Canada Cup website at www.ojhl.ca and by following the tournament link.