USA Hockey All American Prospects Game
- September 29, 2012
- Location: First Niagara Center
- Address: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203-3007
- Venue: First Niagara Center
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today it will stage the first-ever All--American Prospects Game on Sept. 29, 2012, at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
The All-American Prospects Game will include 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
"It's a concept we've been talking about for a couple of years and we're excited to bring it to life in partnership with the Buffalo Sabres," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "The talent level on the First Niagara Center ice on Sept. 29 will be exceptional. We view this game as an opportunity to gain additional exposure for hockey and help influence growth of the sport through showcasing the future stars of the game."
"We're extremely pleased to have this inaugural event come to Buffalo," said Ted Black, president of the Buffalo Sabres. "We have a tremendous working relationship with USA Hockey and I know our fans will embrace the All-American Prospects Game."
USA Hockey expects to announce the players selected to compete in the game in late June or early July.