Coaches announced for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 3, 2019 - 3:34pm

The Canadian Hockey League has announced the coaching staffs for the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game set for Wednesday January 23 at the Enmax Centrium.

Red Deer’s own Ron MacLean and Kelly Hrudey from Hockey Night in Canada will be behind the benches guiding the CHL’s top ranked prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Joining them are a pair of CHL alumni and former NHL stars in the province of Alberta including former Edmonton Oilers forward Dave Hunter and Calgary Flames defenceman Robyn Regehr.

Rounding out the coaching staffs are current WHL bench bosses Brent Sutter of the host Red Deer Rebels and Marc Habscheid of the top ranked Prince Albert Raiders.

MacLean will lead Team Cherry alongside Hunter and Sutter, with Hrudey assigned to Team Orr with Regehr and Habscheid.

“On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League it is with great pride that we welcome Ron MacLean and Kelly Hrudey as head coaches of the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game,” said CHL President David Branch. “Their participation with alumni Dave Hunter and Robyn Regehr, and CHL coaches Brent Sutter and Marc Habscheid, will make this a special experience for the players and for the great hockey fans in Red Deer and across the province of Alberta.”

Support staff for the event include members of the host Rebels working with Team Cherry, and members of the Edmonton Oil Kings with Team Orr.

The 40 players selected to compete in this event will be split into Team Cherry and Team Orr and will be announced in the coming weeks.

2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Staff:

Team Cherry:
Head Coach – Ron MacLean
Assistant Coach – Dave Hunter
Assistant Coach – Brent Sutter
Athletic Therapist – Terence Robertson
Trainer – Dave ‘Radar’ Horning

Team Orr:
Head Coach – Kelly Hrudey
Assistant Coach – Robyn Regehr
Assistant Coach – Marc Habscheid
Athletic Therapist – Brian Cheeseman
Equipment Manager – Rogan Dean

Tickets are still available and can be purchased via or


(With file from CHL media release)

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