Oceanicâs Desrosiers added to Team Orr Rémi Sénéchal Oceanic’s Desrosiers added to Team Orr

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic will compete for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game which takes place on Wednesday January 16 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

A 17-year-old from St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Desrosiers has a 19-7-0-4 record so far this season with one shutout and a goals-against-average of 2.97 and save percentage of .905 to lead all QMJHL rookies.  He was listed as the second best QMJHL goaltender behind Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads in NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Draft Rankings released earlier this season.

Desrosiers replaces Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans who is unable to compete due to injury.

Last season’s game in Kelowna, BC, featured 10 players that were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft including Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips who was selected second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Home Hardware for the 14th straight year, along with associate sponsors Bank of Montreal, Subway, Old Dutch, and Post.  The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 8:00 pm Atlantic.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased through Ticket Atlantic or by calling 902-451-1221.

For more information about the event please visit www.homehardwaretopprospects.ca.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited

100% Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country’s largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes close to 1,100 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual collective retail sales of more than $5 billion. Home Hardware’s independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail Hardware Association as Canada’s best-trained Dealer group, have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware’s network to provide their local communities with top quality products and services at competitive prices.

League Schedules
Friday October 24
QUE at BAT 6:30 EST
BAR at KGN 7:00 EST
NB at NIA 7:00 EST
MON at SHE 7:00 EST
VDO at BLB 7:00 EST
DRU at CHI 7:00 EST
MISS at PLY 7:05 EST
BELV at SAR 7:05 EST
ERIE at SSM 7:07 EST
WSR at GUE 7:30 EST
OS at KIT 7:30 EST
OTT at LDN 7:30 EST
PBO at SBY 7:30 EST
HAL at GAT 7:30 EST
ROU at RIM 7:30 EST
SAG at OSH 7:35 EST
CAL at KTN 9:00 EST
POR at PA 9:00 EST
PG at RD 9:00 EST
REG at SC 9:00 EST
LET at SAS 9:05 EST
MJ at MH 9:30 EST
BDN at KAM 10:00 EST
VAN at VIC 10:05 EST
TC at EVT 10:35 EST
SPO at SEA 10:35 EST

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