A number of Jets prospects are in Winnipeg today as they will be participating at the 2019 Rookie Showcase featuring Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal prospects this coming weekend in Belleville, Ontario. They practiced at 11 AM at the Iceplex before they left to play three games starting Friday night.
Jets PR announced that goalie Mikhail Berdin and forward Skyler McKenzie are not participating due to injury and have been replaced by goalie Adam Carlson (who the Moose signed) and James Phelan (played first year pro last season for Texas in AHL).
Coach Vincent indicated that CJ Suess will be wearing an ‘A’ as will Kristian Vesalainen.
Jets Rookie Showcase roster:
Goalies: Adam Carlson and Griffen Outhouse.
Defence: Jacob Cederholm (2016 4th rounder), Declan Chisholm (2018 5th rounder), Leon Gawanke (2017 5th rounder), Luke Green (2016 6th rounder), Ville Heinola (2019 1st rounder), Jonathan Kovacevic (2017 3rd rounder), Hayden Shaw, Giovanni Vallati (2018 5th rounder) and Scott Walford.
Forwards: Ryan Chyzowski, David Gustafsson (2018 2nd rounder), Joona Luoto, Bobby Lynch, Cole Maier, James Phelan, Kamerin Nault, Cedric Pare, Sergey Popov, Kristian Reichel, C.J. Suess (2014 5th rounder), Luke Toporowski and Kristian Vesalainen (2017 1st rounder).
Kristian Vesalainen, Ville Heinola along with Moose head coach Pascal Vincent spoke today.
Game 1: Ottawa vs. Winnipeg Sept. 6 6:00 pm
Game 2: Ottawa vs Montreal.
Game 3: Montreal vs. Winnipeg Sept. 8 6:00 pm
Game 4: Winnipeg vs. Ottawa Sept. 9 6:00 pm
TSN will be streaming the games.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.
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