NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
NOJHL to send pair to CJHL Prospects games
SUDBURY — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that defenceman Fraser Turner of the Soo Thunderbirds and forward Tait Seguin of the North Bay Trappers have both been named to the Team East roster that will compete in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Prospects games this weekend in Nova Scotia.
They are among 20 players named to the East side that will compete vs. a squad from the CJHL’s five western leagues in a two-game, total goal series for the Presidents Cup Nov. 10-11 in Digby and Yarmouth, N.S.
Game No. 1 goes Saturday in Digby at 7 p.m. AT while the finale will be staged Sunday at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth at 2 p.m. AT.
The 17-year-old Turner hails from Pontypool, Ont., and recently returned from attending Canada East selection camp. He has scored one goal and added three assists in 11 games so far this season for the defending NOJHL and Dudley-Hewitt Cup champion Thunderbirds
Now in his second season with the Soo, Turner will be skating in his second consecutive Prospects event having competed as one of two NOJHL participants at last year’s games played in Langley, B.C.
As for Seguin, 17, he is in his rookie season for the Trappers where he has picked up 11 points, including eight goals, in 17 games so far this season. The Astorville, Ont., products is tied for fourth on the club in tallies.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for both of these young men who will undoubtedly represent the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and their respective clubs with great skill and distinction,” stated NOJHL Commissioner Robert Mazzuca.
The Prospects Games is being held in conjunction with the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. It was created to showcase the top NHL draft eligible players in the CJHL.
Player selection was a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.