Sportsnet Rolls out the Red Carpet for NHL’s Future Stars with Coverage of 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, Tomorrow

TORONTO (January 21, 2015) Sportsnet shines a spotlight on the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players with exclusive Canadian coverage of the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, Pacific, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet NOW.


Bringing fans into the heart of the action in St. Catharines, ON, Jeff Marek, host of Sportsnet’s CHL hockey broadcasts, provides pre-game and intermission analysis alongside panelists Damien Cox, John Shannon and former NHLer Todd Warriner. Sportsnet’s veteran CHL broadcast team of play-by-play announcer RJ Broadhead, analyst Sam Cosentino, and in-game host Rob Faulds, bring fans the action from the ice. On the radio side, Mel Raskin and Jason Nobili – associate coach and assistant GM of the Mississauga Steelheads – call the game for Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN.


Joining head coach Don Cherry behind the bench for Team Cherry is NHL on Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, who will act as assistant coach for a third straight year. On the opposing bench, NHL on Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean returns for his third year as assistant coach of Team Orr, alongside head coach Bobby Orr.


Sportsnet brings fans closer to the stars and the coaches of the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game than ever before with special features, including:

  • In-Game Commentary – Assistant coaches Kypreos and MacLean provide audio commentary throughout the game, bringing viewers the latest insider info from their premium spot on the benches
  • Innovative Cameras – The Ref Cam and other innovative camera angles provide a new perspective from the ice
  • Special Feature: Players to Watch – Cosentino takes a special look at the under-the-radar players that are set to make waves in a special pre-game feature
  • Special Feature: Mitchell Marner – Sportsnet focuses the lens on the OHL’s current top scorer Mitchell Marner (London Knights)


Held annually since 1996, the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game showcases the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players, featuring talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


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