USA Hockey on Monday announced that CCM would be the title sponsor of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, slated for Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
The event will include 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft.
Prospects will come from the United States Hockey League, which includes the U.S. National Team Development Program, as well as the Canadian Hockey League, U.S. high/prep schools, and U.S. college programs. USA Hockey expects to announce the 40 participating players for the game next month. Under the current structure, players born between Jan. 1, 1993 and Sept. 15, 1995, are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft.