The hockey prospect beat continues for Murray River native Brandon Gormley.
Fresh off being cut from the national junior team in tryouts, the Moncton Wildcats defenceman was named Monday to Team Bobby Orr for the 2010 Home Hardware CHL-NHL top prospects game on Jan. 20 in Windsor, Ont. The game features teams coached by Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Bobby Orr and former NHL coach and media personality Don Cherry.
The rosters were selected by the 30 NHL General Managers with NHL Central Scouting and include 18 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 13 players from the Western Hockey League and nine players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Gormley, 17, is the QMJHL's top-ranked prospect for the NHL draft next June.
"It's a great honour to be selected and a great opportunity to be play in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects game," said Gormley in a CHL?press release. "I have been watching the game on TV for a number of years now and I'm sure it will be a fantastic experience. I look forward to it."
He will be joined by teammate goalie Louis Domingue on Team Orr.
Wildcats forward Kirill Kabanov will play for Team Cherry.
The trio are part of a nine-member QMJHL contingent at the NHL draft showcase.
The others include Jakub Culek and Petr Straka (Rimouski), Stanislav Galiev (Saint John), Maxime Clermont (Gatineau), Michael Bournival (Shawinigan) and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Rouyn Noranda).
Gormley helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament, a world under-18 event, in the summer.