AJHL’s Makar tabbed 10th among North American skaters
CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released its mid-season rankings Wednesday for the upcoming NHL Draft, June 23-24 in Chicago, and 14 players from within the Canadian Junior Hockey League are on that list.
Headlining the CJHL contingent on the mid-season NHL CS listings is Brooks Bandits (AJHL) defenceman Cale Makar, who was slotted 10th overall among North American skaters. Two other blueliners in Ian Mitchell of the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) and Cameron Crotty of the Brockville Braves (CCHL) round out the top three CJHL players tabbed at 45 and 68 respectively.
Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) was the top rated CJHL goaltender at No. 29 among North American netminders.
All 14 CJHL players on the mid-season draft rankings list will be among the two sides that will compete in the CJHL Prospects Game at Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the CJHL Prospects Game remain available by contacting the Cornwall Civic Complex/Ed Lumley Arena box office at (613) 938-9400.
The cost for tickets is $10 each; $9 per-person for groups of 20 or more, while children 12 and under are $5.
The CJHL Prospects Game will also be streamed online at HockeyTV.com.
CJHL players on NHL Central Scouting mid-season rankings:
RANK PLAYER POS. CJHL TEAM LEAGUE
10 Cale Makar D Brooks Bandits AJHL
45 Ian Mitchell D Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
68 Cameron Crotty D Brockville Braves CCHL
101 Bryce Misley F Oakville OJHL
111 Nick Campoli F North York OJHL
115 Bobby Dow F Kemptville 73's CCHL
129 Kale Howarth F Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL
155 Finn Evans F St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL
165 Matthew Kellenberger D Oakville Blades OJHL
171 Philip Lagunov F Burlington Cougars OJHL
213 Jarrod Gourley D Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
215 Griffin Mendel D Penticton Vees BCHL
217 Joey Berkopec D Burlington Cougars OJHL
RANK GOALTENDER POS. CJHL TEAM LEAGUE
29 Ty Taylor G Vernon Vipers BCHL