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Norwich will host the annual Doherty Division All-Star and Prospects Game Saturday

By Greg Colgan, Sentinel-Review

Woodstock Navy Vets Kyle Walker, left, lets go a shot as Norwich Merchants Harlen VanWynsberghe moves in to deflect it at Southwood arena in Woodstock, Ont. on Tuesday January 2, 2018. The Vets won 5-4. (Greg Colgan/Woodstock Sentinel-Review/Postmedia Network)

Woodstock Navy Vets Kyle Walker, left, lets go a shot as Norwich Merchants Harlen VanWynsberghe moves in to deflect it at Southwood arena in Woodstock, Ont. on Tuesday January 2, 2018. The Vets won 5-4. (Greg Colgan/Woodstock Sentinel-Review/Postmedia Network)

The Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Doherty Division will have their annual All-Star and Prospects Games Saturday afternoon and night in Norwich to coincide with the Merchants 50th anniversary season.

The All-Star game will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the divisions top players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 playing. The Prospects game is at 7:30 p.m. with players born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 hitting the ice.

The Prospect and All-Star Teams A will be comprised of players from the Ayr Centennials, Tavistock Braves, Norwich Merchants, Wellesley Applejacks and Delhi Travellers. The Prospect and All-Star Teams B will be made up of players from the Woodstock Navy Vets, Paris Mounties, New Hamburg Firebirds, Burford Bulldogs and Delhi Travellers.

Admission is $10 and is good for both games and Walter Gretzky will make an appearance.

For more information on the games and rosters, visit: doherty.pjhlontario.ca.

Here’s a look of players from Oxford County teams on the prospect and All-Star teams.

 

PROSPECT TEAM A

NORWICH MERCHANTS

Goalie - Brandon MacIntosh

Defence - Sam Davies

Defence - Alex Sutherland

Forward - Brandon Odorjan

Forward - Seth Lamoure

 

TAVISTOCK BRAVES

Defence - Josh Schindler

Defence - Zach Otto

Forward - Ryan Donat

Forward - Mitch McKay

 

ALL-STAR TEAM A

NORWICH MERCHANTS

Goalie - Tyler Gubesch

Defence - Troy Lamoure

Forward - Blake Pow

Forward - Riley Monture

Forward - Simon Storoschuk

 

TAVISTOCK BRAVES

Goalie - Jensen Van Boekel

Defence - Tayler Trachsel

Defence - Jared Yantzi

Forward - Josh Borys

Forward - Angus Rowland

Coaches: Dan Kalbfleisch, Mike Albrecht, Andrew Witter and Drew Wagler

 

PROSPECT TEAM B

Woodstock Navy Vets

Goalie - Keaghan Brett

Defence - Josh Wright

Defence - Troy Vandenbussche

Forward - Lucas Psenicka

Forward - Connor Dick

Coaches: Matt Paton, Kyle Handsaeme and Darren Young

 

Norwich local and Delhi Traveller goalie Carter DeJong will also be in net for Prospect Team B.

 

ALL-STAR TEAM B

Woodstock Navy Vets

Goalie - Mike Harrison

Defence - Chris Nauts

Forward - Kyle Walker

Forward - Justin Elms

Forward - Dylan Wettlaufer

 

Woodstock locals and Delhi Travellers Duncan Clarke and Brody Hunt will also play defence and forward, respectively.

 

gcolgan@postmedia.com

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