HockeyTV will provide live free-for-view streaming coverage of the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game that will take place September 21, 2017, at KeyBank Center, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
The event features 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame members Chris Chelios (Chicago, Ill.) and Brian Leetch (Corpus Christi, Texas) will each coach a team in the event.
Those interested can find a link to the live broadcast here beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET on September 21. Paul Severino will handle play-by-play duties and EJ Hradek will provide color commentary for the game.
USA Hockey also announced today that referees Kenneth Anderson (Elk River, Minn.) and Peter Schlittenhardt (Piscataway, N.J.) and linesmen Michael Fusani (Depew, N.Y.) and Ian McCambridge (Aurora, Ill.) have been selected as this year’s game officials.
Anderson enters his fourth full season as a referee in the ECHL after previously working in the Southern Professional Hockey League, North American Hockey League and United States Hockey League. Last season, he officiated the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals and also spent time officiating in the American Hockey League.
Schlittenhardt is beginning his third season as a referee in NCAA Division I hockey with the Hockey East Association. Prior to joining the college ranks, Schlittenhardt split four seasons between both the NAHL and USHL. His experience also includes time in the AHL and ECHL.
Fusani will be spending the 2017-18 season in both the AHL and ECHL on a full-time basis after spending time in the NAHL and SPHL. He has served as a linesman in league championships for the last three seasons, including the ECHL's Kelly Cup Finals in 2016-17, SPHL's President's Cup in 2015-16 andNAHL's Robertson Cup in 2015-16.
McCambridge is entering his first full-time season in the ECHL after serving as a linesman at the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. His previous experience includes time with the AHL, ECHL, NAHL and USHL.
All four officials are products of USA Hockey’s Officiating Development Program, which educates and assigns officials for Tier I, II and III junior leagues in the United States.
For more information on the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, or to purchase tickets, visit AllAmericanProspectsGame.com.