Winnipeg’s Carter Loney will be a participant in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s 15th annual CJHL Prospects Game held on January 14, at 6:00 PM central from Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, ON.
Loney, 17, was hand selected from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Steinbach Pistons as a player deserving to have a chance at playing in one of the premier ‘Junior A’ events of the 2019-20 season, giving the players involved an opportunity to display their skills in front of scouts from around the world.
All players selected to participate are within the Top-40 NHL prospects from the CJHL for the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Loney will join a Team West squad loaded with eight BCHL players, eight AJHL players and three players from the SJHL. The University of Minnesota-Duluth commit will be the lone representative from the MJHL at the annual showcase.
Despite missing time to attend the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound rookie forward remains within the Pistons’ top-three in scoring with 11 goals and 27 points in 28 games played – good for a rock solid 0.96 points-per-game.
“We extend our sincere congratulations to all of those players who have earned their selection to compete in the 2020 CJHL Prospects Game in Hamilton,” said CJHL President Brent Ladds in a league-issued press release. “We’d also like to acknowledge and recognize NHL Central Scouting for their substantial efforts in helping formalize the Team East and Team West rosters.”
The 2020 running of the CJHL Prospects Game also includes both on and off-ice training for each player, with a final showdown between Team East and Team West streamed online at HockeyTV.com. Participants will look to impress localized scouts from the NHL, CHL, NCAA and U-Sports.