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One game in The Okanagan today

Tuesday, 09.13.2011 / 5:09 PM

By Ryan Pinder - NHL.com Correspondent / Prospecting the future

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One game in The Okanagan today
The schedule shows a light day at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, B.C., but the lone match features two undefeated sides.

The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets will meet tonight at 7:30 PST for their respective second matches of the tournament, while the host Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, and San Jose Sharks have all played two games to this point and will enjoy a day without a game.

Eyes will be trailing two of hockey's most prized 18-year-olds tonight, as first-round picks Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mark Scheifele will go head-to-head. Each 2011 draftee produced in their opening game of the tournament -- top-pick Nugent-Hopkins had an assist Sunday in Edmonton's 7-2 win, while seventh pick Scheifele scored what has to be a candidate for goal of the tournament, and added an assist in the Jets 4-0 win Monday night.

Both Nugent-Hopkins and Scheifele will get long looks from their NHL teams before a decision will be made on whether they'll stay or be returned to their respective junior squads. Nugent-Hopkins played with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League last season, while Scheifele suited up with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.

Wednesday sees four teams in action as the Sharks and the Canucks will play at 4:00 PM PST, while the Flames and Oilers square off at 7:30 PM PST.

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