The Top Prospects Game is a pretty intense affair, but the coaches don't go overboard.
For the first on-ice sessions, Team Cherry coach Don Cherry
didn't make it out to the MasterCard Centre tonight, leaving the on-ice work to his assistant coach, junior coaching legend Brian Kilrea
When asked how much coaching Cherry really does, as compared to a Hockey Hall of Famer like Kilrea, Kilrea was quick to tell NHL.com with a broad smile, "This is Don's team, we're just his helpers."
On the other side, Team Orr coach Doug Gilmour
was on hand, but one of his assistants, Wendel Clark
, was missing.
Gilmour said he saw Clark last weekend when their sons were playing in a tournament in Kingston.
"I said are you coming out Monday," Gilmour told NHL.com. "He said no, I'll see you Wednesday."