CCM to Title Sponsor USA Hockey All-American Game
By Community | July 31, 2012
USA Hockey announced on that CCM would be the title sponsor of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, scheduled for Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
The event will include 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft.
Prospects will come from the United States Hockey League, which includes the U.S. National Team Development Program, as well as the Canadian Hockey League, U.S. high/prep schools, and U.S. college programs. USA Hockey expects to announce the 40 participating players for the game next month. Under the current structure, players born between Jan. 1, 1993 and Sept. 15, 1995, are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft.
Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, said: “It’s terrific to have an iconic brand like CCM as the title sponsor of this event. It will be a real treat for hockey fans to have a chance to see the best players in their age group showcase their skills in a competitive environment.”