Some of B.C.’s best junior B talent will take centre stage on Saturday at Rutland Arena for the 2017 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Top Prospects Game.
Run in conjunction with the Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament, the showcase game will face-off at 2 p.m. and will feature the top KIJHL prospects born in 1999 and 2000.
Forty players will be split up into two teams, with the Okanagan Conference facing the Kootenay Conference.
The hometown Kelowna Chiefs will have three players on the Okanagan team—goalie Tanner Marshall, forward Brody Dale and defenceman Brendan Laing.
“Our focus is to present our best young players in an exceptionally competitive hockey game,” said Brad Fox, the GM of the showcase event. “We look forward to continuing to grow our working relationship with the Western Hockey League for the future players in the game.”
The game will be broadcast live on Shaw TV beginning at 2 p.m. For more on the game, go to kijhl.ca.