COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tickets to the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will go on sale Tuesday (April 2) it was announced today by USA Hockey. The second annual contest, which will feature 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, will be staged Thurs., Sept. 26, at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tickets start at just $10 and can purchased online at AllAmericanProspectsGame.com or at the CONSOL Energy Center box office. USA Hockey members receive an exclusive discounted price as do groups of 10 or more.
NOTES: Players for the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be chosen by USA Hockey, in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, with the final rosters expected to be announced in August ... USA Hockey will unveil the CCM-designed uniforms for the game later this year. In addition, the coaches for the game are likely to be announced sometime prior to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... The inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game was hosted by the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29, 2012 ... Teams at the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were coached by Rob McClanahan, a member of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and Phil Housley, who led the U.S. National Junior Team to a gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. Team McClanahan prevailed by a 5-2 count over Team Housley ... Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) was named the Most Valuable Player of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game … Of the 40 players that competed in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, 30 were from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Players also came from NCAA Division I hockey as well as the Canadian Hockey League.