Chilliwack’s Corey Andonovski (right) has been identified by NHL scouts as a junior A player to keep an eye on. ERIC J. WELSH/ THE PROGRESS

Chilliwack Chief selected for CJHL Top Prospects Game

Corey Andonovski is one of 20 players named to Team West for a game Jan. 23 in Mississauga, Ont.

Chilliwack Chief Corey Andonovski is one of 10 BCHLers who’ve been selected to play in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game.

The showcase event will be held Jan. 23 at the Port Credit Memorial Arena in Mississauga, ON.

Coming off a strong showing for gold-medal winning Team Canada West at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge, Andonovski is the lone Chief selected for the Prospects Game.

Players are identified by the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau. Other BCHL forwards named to the Team West roster are Brett Stapley (Vernon), Josh Prokop (Vernon), Angus Crookshank (Langley), Brendan Budy (Langley) and Ethan De Jong (Prince George).

The list of BCHL defencemen selected for Team West includes Seth Barton (Trail), Jonathon Tychonik (Penticton), Stanislav Demin (Wenatchee) and Maxwell Crozier (Nanaimo).

The BCHLers join forces with players from the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba junior A hockey leagues.

They’ll play against Team East, a 20 man roster stocked with players from Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

The Prospects Game lets players to play in front of professional, collegiate and junior scouts. The President’s Cup is awarded to the winning team in the CJHL Prospects Game.

Since its inception in 2006, Team West has won seven times while Team East has come away with five victories.

See cjhlhockey.com.

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