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whlMay 1, 2013, Toronto, ON (ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Western Hockey League and the Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club, today announced that the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be hosted by the Hitmen on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

"The Canadian Hockey League is very excited to return to Calgary for the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game following successful events in 1999 and 2001," said CHL President David Branch. "The passionate hockey fans in Western Canada have contributed significantly to the growth of this prestigious event and we look forward to another showcase of the league's next wave of star NHL talent in Calgary next January."

The 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 19th annual showcase of 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 competing before hundreds of NHL scouts in attendance.

Next season will mark the seventh time the game will be hosted by the WHL and third time the game will be played in Calgary (1999, 2001). Other past cities to host include Toronto (1996-98, 2000, 2011), Saskatoon (2002), Kitchener (2003), London (2004), Vancouver (2005), Ottawa (2006), Edmonton (2008), Oshawa (2009), Windsor (2010), Kelowna (2012), and Halifax (2013).

"The Calgary Hitmen organization is both pleased and honoured to host the best and brightest CHL stars and prospects at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game," commented Calgary Hitmen President and Governor Ken King. "On the heels of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship that was a terrific success in Alberta, this provides another opportunity to showcase and grow major junior hockey in our great city and province."

The Hitmen have been represented in this event by a CHL-high 24 players since 1996 including goaltender Chris Driedger who competed in Kelowna before becoming a third round selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Draft. Seven former Hitmen also competed in this event before becoming first round NHL picks including Pavel Brendl and Kris Beech in 1999, Brent Krahn (2000), Ryan Getzlaf (2003), Andrew Ladd and Jeff Shultz in 2004, Alex Plante (2007), and Karl Alzner (2007).

Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

This season, NHL Central Scouting's top ranked skater Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks captained Team Orr to a 3-0 win over Team Cherry that featured Nathan MacKinnon and fellow Mooseheads' forward Jonathan Drouin who are ranked two and three respectively for the 2013 NHL Draft.

Associate sponsors for the event include Bank of Montreal, Subway, and Old Dutch. The game will be broadcast nationally by Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

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(August 1, 2015 – Cochrane, Alta.) – Moscow, Idaho’s Chris Williams fired a course record 9-under 61 on Saturday at The Links of GlenEagles to take the 54-hole lead at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s ATB Financial Classic.

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New Showcase, kicking off this week, features player camps and seminar for 2015-16 event hosts

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CANMORE, AB - After consideration of excellent bids from Canmore, Highlands Nordic and Les Aventuriers, the Events Committee is pleased to confirm that Canmore Nordic will play host to the 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals. The annual event is the…

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Women’s Development Team selection camp roster released

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada released the names of the 43 players invited to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp in Calgary, Aug. 6-16, 2015.

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C.A.S.K. KARATE MAKES SPLASH AT 26TH ANNUAL EVENT

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Members of Canadian Associated Schools of Karate ( C.A.S.K. ), established in 1982 and Victoria’s longest running karate school, celebrated their twenty-sixth annual beach training event Saturday in Cordova Bay.

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Beijing, China - Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., capped off Canada’s best World Championships with a gold medal in the men’s high jump in very dramatic fashion. Drouin’s gold brought Canada’s medal total to 8 (2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze) good for 7th on the…

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Cory Renfrew Tied For 5th At The Great Waterway Classic

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(Bath, Ont.) – Chilliwack, British Columbia’s Brad Clapp birdied the final two holes at Loyalist Golf and Country Club on Saturday to shoot a 4-under 68 and maintain his lead at The Great Waterway Classic, the ninth event of the 2015 Mackenzie Tour – PGA…

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