Tkachuk shines as Team Orr edges Team Cherry (again) in prospects game
Bobby Orr nabbed $100 from Don Cherry for the sixth straight time at the CHL’s Top Prospects game, not that their friendly bet was the most important factor.
(Granted, Cherry didn’t look happy - at first at least - clutching that losing money.)
Nope, this was a showcase for a variety of 2016 NHL Draft hopefuls, including Mathew Tkachuk. Again, Orr’s group edged Cherry’s team by a score of 3-2.
Check out some quick stats at a glance:
The in-game results aren’t as crucial as the overall impressions, so let’s focus on some of the sensory details.
Plenty of scouts were on hand, to say the least:
There were some echoes to past events, as well:
Was this a make-or-break night? Probably not for top prospects such as Tkachuk, but it may have been more important for less obvious players, and it sounds like many made good impressions.