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CHL Announces Team Rosters for the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the team rosters for the 2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which will be held on Wednesday January 21 at the John Labatt Centre in London.

The game will showcase 40 of the CHL’s top players that are eligible for selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft that will be held in Raleigh, N.C. on June 26 and 27. The players were selected by the National Hockey League’s 30 teams.

More than 300 players have suited up in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and gone on to be selected in the NHL Entry Draft, including all 40 players who played in the game last year. The game has featured five players who were the first overall picks in the NHL Entry Draft – Chris Phillips (1996), Joe Thornton (1997), Vincent Lecavalier (1998), Rick Nash (2002) and Marc-Andre Fleury (2003)

The 2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be broadcast live across Canada on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS. The event will also feature a skills competition on Tuesday January 20 at the John Labatt Centre.

The coaches for the 2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be Don Cherry and Bobby Orr, who have been behind the benches for the previous seven of eight games. Orr won three straight games from 1999-2001 and leads the series 4-3. Team Cherry won last year’s game in Kitchener.

2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Team Rosters

Team Orr (White)

Goaltenders
Devan Dubnyk, Kamloops Blazers
Justin Peters, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors

Defencemen
Brett Carson, Calgary Hitmen
Mark Fistric, Vancouver Giants
Michael Funk, Portland Winterhawks
Mike Green, Saskatoon Blades
Boris Valabik, Kitchener Rangers
Kyle Wharton, Ottawa 67’s

Forwards
Bryan Bickell, Ottawa 67’s
Tyler Haskins, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
Blake Comeau, Kelowna Rockets
Renaud Des Alliers, Gatineau Olympiques
Ryan Garlock, Windsor Spitfires
Bruce Graham, Moncton Wildcats
Eric Hunter, Prince George Cougars
Andrew Ladd, Calgary Hitmen
Evan McGrath, Kitchener Rangers
Robbie Schremp, London Knights
Aki Seitsonen, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan Steber, Halifax Mooseheads

Team Cherry (Purple)

Goaltenders
Julien Ellis, Shawinigan Cataractes
David Shantz, Mississauga IceDogs

Defencemen
Cam Barker, Medicine Hat Tigers
Andy Rogers, Calgary Hitmen
David Schulz, Swift Current Broncos
Jeff Schultz, Calgary Hitmen
Michael Sersen, Rimouski Oceanic
Roman Tesliuk, Kamloops Blazers

Forwards
Joe Barnes, Saskatoon Blades
Adam Berti, Oshawa Generals
David Bolland, London Knights
Dane Byers, Prince Albert Raiders
David Laliberte, PEI Rocket
John Lammers, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Vaclav Meidl, Plymouth Whalers
Chad Painchaud, Mississauga IceDogs
Alexandre Picard, Lewiston MAINE-iacs
Peter Pohl, Gatineau Olympiques
Jared Walker, Red Deer Rebels
Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion

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