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Rosters announced for 7th Annual Scotiabank GTHL Top Prospects Game

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                                Top 42 Minor Midget Players to Participate in Showcase Event

The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) today announced the 42 players selected to participate in the 7th Annual Scotiabank GTHL Top Prospects Game. The rising young stars will compete on two teams led by NHL alumni Adam Graves (Team Graves) and Shayne Corson (Team Corson). Each roster features two goaltenders, six defencemen and 13 forwards.

Nine different Minor Midget AAA clubs are represented at the event, with the League-leading Toronto Marlboros pacing all clubs with eight players on Team Graves. The Toronto Red Wings and Mississauga Rebels will both send seven players to the event.

Six members of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens will suit up in the showcase, including captain Ryan Merkley, who will play in his second GTHL Top Prospects Game. Only one other player has made multiple appearances at the event – former Don Mills Flyers goaltender Jack Lafontaine, who played in 2012-13 and won MVP for Team Graves in 2013-14.

The Flyers will have four players at this year’s event, while the Vaughan Kings, Mississauga Senators and Toronto Titans each will have three players. Forward Liam Foudy of the Markham Majors rounds out the group of 42.

Brothers Wayne and Keith Primeau will join their fellow NHL alumni as assistant coaches for Team Graves and Team Corson, respectively. In addition, the head coach and trainer from the Marlboros and Red Wings – the League’s top two teams – will join each respective coaching staff.

Each team will practice on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at Scotiabank Pond – Team Corson at 7:00 p.m. and Team Graves at 8:30 p.m. The game will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Scotiabank Pond; warm-up begins at 7:00 p.m. Rogers TV cable 10/63 in Toronto will air the game on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets are available online or at the GTHL office (57 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON, M3K 2B6) from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. No passes will be accepted.

For more information, contact:
Scott Oakman | GTHL Executive Director
416-636-6845 x224 | soakman@gthlcanada.com

Kristin McCleister | Scotiabank Public, Corporate and Government Affairs
416.866.0646 | kristin.mccleister@scotiabank.com
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TEAM GRAVES (WHITE)
No. First Name Last Name Position GTHL Team
30 Christian Purboo G Mississauga Rebels
1 Alexis Gravel G Mississauga Senators
 
6 Declan Chisholm D Don Mills Flyers
4 DJ  King D Mississauga Rebels
5 Peter  Stratis D Mississauga Rebels
7 Roman Semin D Mississauga Senators
2 Kevin Bahl D Toronto Marlboros
3 Dante  Fantauzzi D Toronto Marlboros
 
8 Jack McBain F Don Mills Flyers
9 Tyler Weiss F Don Mills Flyers
10 Wyllum Deveaux F Don Mills Flyers
11 Ryan Littlejohn F Mississauga Rebels
12 Zack Young F Mississauga Rebels
14 Riley Damiani F Mississauga Rebels
21 Jack Hughes F Mississauga Rebels
15 Danil Antropov F Toronto Marlboros
16 Michael Little F Toronto Marlboros
17 Allan McShane F Toronto Marlboros
18 Justin Pringle F Toronto Marlboros
19 Akil Thomas F Toronto Marlboros
20 Thomas Tinmouth F Toronto Marlboros
STAFF
Adam Graves Celebrity Coach
Wayne Primeau Celebrity Coach
Steve Devine Coach (Toronto Marlboros)
Justin Vince Trainer (Toronto Marlboros)

 

TEAM CORSON (BLUE)
No. First Name Last Name Position GTHL Team
1 Christian Mattiace G Toronto Jr. Canadiens
30 Joshua Eisfeld G Vaughan Kings
 
2 Ryan ^Merkley D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
4 Joseph  Rupoli D Toronto Red Wings
5 Travis Mailhot D Toronto Red Wings
3 Tyler  Tucker D Toronto Titans
6 Peter Muzyka D Toronto Titans
7 Giovanni Vallati D Vaughan Kings
 
17 Liam Foudy F Markham Majors
18 Curtis Douglas F Mississauga Senators
8 Kiril Nizhnikov F Toronto Jr. Canadiens
9 Sergey Popov F Toronto Jr. Canadiens
10 Jackson Alexeev F Toronto Jr. Canadiens
11 Matthew Falls F Toronto Jr. Canadiens
12 Matthew Hayami F Toronto Red Wings
14 Barrett Hayton F Toronto Red Wings
15 Luke Moncada F Toronto Red Wings
16 Markus Klaise F Toronto Red Wings
21 Alexander Tower F Toronto Red Wings
20 Jesse Tucker F Toronto Titans
19 Maxim Grondin F Vaughan Kings
STAFF
Shayne Corson Celebrity Coach
Keith Primeau Celebrity Coach
Vince Bellissimo Coach (Toronto Red Wings)
Joe Moncada Trainer (Toronto Red Wings)

^ Second GTHL Top Prospects Game

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Recap of Team MacLean-Clark’s 3-2 comeback win over Team Kypreos-Graves in the 6th Annual Scotiabank GTHL Top Prospects Game.

Recap and scoring summary from Team Graves’ 6-5 shootout win over Team Clark in the 5th Annual Scotiabank GTHL Top Prospects Game.

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