Thursday, November 25, 2010
STRAIGHT & DEACON TO PLAY IN PROSPECTS SERIES
Express forwards Destry Straight and Mitchell Deacon were among 8 BCHL players selected to play for Team West in the 2 game total goal top prospects series in Dauphin Manitoba.
Earlier this season Straight was listed as an "A" prospect to watch and Deacon was listed as a "C" prospect by NHL Central scouting in advance of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Straight is tied with Powell River's Cohen Adair for the BCHL rookie scoring lead with 28 points.
Deacon's size and grit have scouts keeping an eye on him. He has 5 goals in 19 games this season.
Kyle Turris was the last Express player to play in the top prospects game back in 2007.
The prospects game features the top 40 NHL draft eligible propects in Canadian Junior A Hockey December 7th & 8th.
The other BCHL players selected to play are Trail's Sam Mellor, Joey Baker, and Eric Walker, Vernon's Aaron Hadley, Victoria's Madison Dias, and Westside's Michael King.