Martin and Honka to skate for Team Orr in Top Prospects Game

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Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos de­fense­men Brycen Martin and Julius Honka will be among the top 40 Cana­dian Hockey League draft el­i­gi­ble play­ers at 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Cal­gary, AB, on Jan­uary 15, 2014.

Martin and Honka were both named to Team Orr and are among 12 de­fense­men split be­tween Team Orr and Team Cherry. 14 Western Hockey League play­ers were named to the two ros­ters in to­tal.

Martin, 17, will get the chance to play in his home­town of Cal­gary. The 6’2’’, 185-pound blue­liner has al­ready sur­passed his rookie point to­tal with two goals and 20 as­sists in 38 games in his sec­ond sea­son with the Bron­cos.

Honka, a Jyaskyla, Fin­land na­tive, was tied for sec­ond among WHL de­fense­men with 36 points in 35 games dur­ing his rookie sea­son. The 18-year-old has also been named to Fin­land’s se­lec­tion camp for the up­com­ing World Ju­nior Hockey Cham­pi­onship.

The Cana­dian Hockey League in as­so­ci­a­tion with the three re­gional leagues, the host Cal­gary Hit­men of the WHL, and BMO Fi­nan­cial Group, an­nounced the 40 CHL play­ers that will com­pete in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Ros­ters: Team Cherry Goal­tenders: Ty Ed­monds (Prince Ge­orge Cougars), Alex Nedeljkovic (Ply­mouth Whalers). De­fence­men: An­thony DeAn­gelo (Sar­nia St­ing), Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels), Aaron Irv­ing (Ed­mon­ton Oil Kings), Roland McKe­own (Kingston Fron­te­nacs), Nel­son No­gier (Saskatoon Blades), Alexis Vanier (Baie-Comeau Drakkar). For­wards: Daniel Audette (Sher­brooke Phoenix), Ivan Bar­ba­shev (Monc­ton Wild­cats), Con­ner Bleack­ley (Red Deer Rebels), Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Gen­er­als), Chase De Leo (Port­land Win­ter­hawks), Robby Fab­bri (Guelph Storm), Niko­lay Goldobin (Sar­nia St­ing), Ryan MacIn­nis (Kitch­ener Rangers), Matt Mis­tele (Ply­mouth Whalers), Sam Rein­hart (Koote­nay Ice), Nick Ritchie (Peter­bor­ough Petes), Nikita Scherbak (Saskatoon Blades) Staff: Jim Peplin­ski – Head Coach, Paul Rein­hart – As­sis­tant Coach, Tim Hunter – As­sis­tant Coach, Brian Cheese­man – Ath­letic Ther­a­pist, Ro­gan Dean – Equip­ment Man­ager Julio Bil­lia (Chicoutimi Sague­neens), Ma­son McDon­ald (Acadie-Bathurst Ti­tan). Aaron Ek­blad (Bar­rie Colts), Aaron Hay­don (Ni­a­gara IceDogs), Julius Honka (Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos), Brycen Martin (Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos), Alex Peters (Ply­mouth Whalers), Ben Thomas (Cal­gary Hit­men). Sam Ben­nett (Kingston Fron­te­nacs), Clark Bishop (Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles), Blake Clarke (North Bay Bat­tal­ion), Eric Cor­nel (Peter­bor­ough Petes), Leon Drai­saitl (Prince Al­bert Raiders), Niko­laj Eh­lers (Halifax Moose­heads), Josh HoSang (Wind­sor Spit­fires), Bren­dan Lemieux (Bar­rie Colts), Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Bren­dan Per­lini (Ni­a­gara IceDogs), Jake Vir­ta­nen (Cal­gary Hit­men), Spencer Wat­son (Kingston Fron­te­nacs). Lanny McDon­ald – Head Coach, Mike Ver­non – As­sis­tant Coach, Joel Otto – As­sis­tant Coach, Will McMil­lan – Ath­letic Ther­a­pist, Ja­son Mon­nery – Equip­ment Man­ager.

Im­port de­fense­man Julius Honka (left) will skate in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game af­ter post­ing 36 points in his first 35 WHL games. Team Orr Goal­tenders:

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