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NHL Network to Broadcast All-American Prospects Game

By, 09/18/15, 9:00AM EDT


CCM/USA Hockey Event Will Host 42 2016 NHL Draft-Eligbile Players at Buffalo's First Niagara Center on September 24

USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will broadcast the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Thursday (Sept. 24) live from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will feature 42 top American prospects eligible for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The broadcast team will include NHL Live co-hosts Steve Mears, who will provide play-by-play, and EJ Hradek, who will serve as game analyst.

Brian Duff, studio host for the Buffalo Sabres and co-managing editor of, will serve as the sideline reporter.

NHL Network will re-air the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Friday (Sept. 25) at 6 a.m. ET and again at 12 p.m. ET.

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NOTES: Former NHL players Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.) and Jeremy Roenick (Boston, Mass.) will be the head coaches for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Danton Cole (Team Plante) and Chris Luongo (Team Roenick) of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will serve as assistant coaches … Players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting …  Following last year’s game, 26 players that participated in the contest went on to be chosen in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, including seven first-round selections … Tickets for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game are on sale now at … Follow @USAHockey on Twitter for information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG … The Buffalo Sabres and First Niagara Center are hosting the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game for the second consecutive year and third time overall. Last year, Team Grier defeated Team Olczyk, 6-3. On Sept. 29, 2012, Team McClanahan beat Team Housley, 5-2, in the inaugural event.

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