Last night the Canadian Hockey League held its annual top prospect game featuring 40 of the top eligible draft prospects selected by NHL Teams. Gabriel Vilardi, CIHA alumni, made a splash in the game scoring a pivotal goal at 4-4 to lead Team Cherry to a 7-5 victory over Team Orr.
In a very high scoring game, Vilardi led his team with six shots on net and demonstrated why he is currently ranked in the top 5 on the NHL Scouting List.
We are very proud to see his progression and can't wait to continue following his future career.
This past weekend Dylan Peterson, Jayden Baptiste and Donovan Sebrango played for team red at the HEO Bantam AAA All-Star game. All three played great and Dylan grabbed two assists. Travis Rycroft, the CIHA Bantam Head Coach, was behind the bench.
The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has added a second component to its Priority Selection draft this April. The OHL draft will now include a U-18 draft on April 12th. This second draft allows players who grow and develop a little later to be drafted in their senior year of Midget. This year teams will have four rounds to select players born in 2000 or 1999. This is a great opportunity for CIHA’s senior players, who benefited from additional training and exposure, to be get drafted to the OHL.
At CIHA, we recognize that players develop differently and work closely with them to ensure they reach their full potential.