A pair of Kelowna Rockets will be among 40 players auditioning their talents on a national stage next month at the annual CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Quebec City.
Defenseman Cal Foote will suit up for Team Cherry, while forward Kole Lind will play for Team Orr at the annual showcase on Monday, Jan. 30 at Centre Vidéotron.
With hundreds of NHL scouts in attendance, the 2017 Top Prospects Game will feature the top draft-eligible players from Canada’s three major junior leagues.
Foote has been given an ‘A’ rating by NHL Central Scouting, forecasting the 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Engelwood, CO to be a potential first-round pick.
Lind was tabbed with a ‘B’ rating, indicating a likely second or third round choice in next summer’s entry draft.
Foote, 18, in his second season with the Rockets, has three goals and 26 assists in 33 games this season.
Lind, 18, a native of Shaunavon, Sask., leads Kelowna in scoring this season with 18 goals and 41 points in 32 games.
The Top Prospects rosters include 15 WHL players from 11 teams.
Rockets Lucas Johansen and Dillon Dube were selected for last year’s Top Prospects Game in Vancouver.
The 2017 NHL entry draft is set for June 23 and 24 in Chicago.