Vancouver, BC -- On March 28th and 29th, the Western Hockey League (WHL), in conjunction with Okanagan Hockey Group, will bring the WHL Prospect Combines to Sungod Arena in Delta, BC.
The two-day event brings the same testing done at the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to the top young players across Western Canada and the USA. There will be on and off-ice testing utilizing Sport Testing Inc.’s equipment and extensive database on Day 1, while on Day 2 there will be skill improvement sessions and seminars for all players based on their testing results.
WHL Prospect Combines not only give young players an opportunity to test their abilities in comparison to other elite players, but also give players the opportunity to learn more about the WHL. Players also have the chance to showcase their talents to WHL Clubs as all Combine results are provided to WHL General Managers and scouting departments.
“Know what you need to do to get better”- Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
WHL Prospect Combines are open to top level players born in 2003 or earlier who want to improve and strive to play in the WHL or the highest level possible.
Players who have been tested include; Brendan Gallagher (Montreal Canadiens), Seth Jones (Nashville Predators), Curtis Lazar (Ottawa Senators), Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets, CHL Top Prospect), Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars, CHL Top Prospect), Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks, Winnpeg Jets, 43rd overall), Sam Reinhart (Kootenay Ice, Buffalo Sabres 2nd overall), Josh Morrissey (Kelowna Rockets, Winnipeg Jets, 13th overall), and Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen, Vancouver Canucks, 6th overall).
WHL Prospect Combines are held in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg.
For more information on how to register for WHL Prospect Combines, please visit www.whl.ca/page/whlcombines or contact Darrell May by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-826-8185.
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