Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the rosters for Team East and Team West for the CJHL Top Prospects Game on January 14th 2020 at the Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jr. Senators defenseman Tucker McIntosh has been named to Team East’s roster in four weeks time.
McIntosh, 18, is in his first season of CCHL Tier 1 hockey after playing with Upper Canada College for the past two seasons. During his time there, he tallied 14 goals, 31 assists for 45 points in 76 games. He is also coming off a silver medal at the World Jr. A Challenge with Team Canada East.
“WJAC was the best experience in hockey I have had yet. Knowing that we were the underdogs from the very beginning gave us that motivation to succeed. After beating Canada West, we knew we had a shot at making the medal round. Then going on to beat the best team in the tournament (USA) and taking the Russians to double overtime in the finals exceeded our expectations.” said McIntosh on playing in the World Jr. A Challenge.
The Toronto, Ontario native is having a great season with the Jr. Senators by scoring three goals, to go along with 15 assists in 32 games.
Earlier this season, McIntosh committed to St. Lawrence University for the 2021-22 season and was also named a CCHL All-Star.
“It’s an honour to be recognized by the CJHL and NHL central scouting as one of the top prospects. I am looking forward to showcasing my game but also enjoying the overall experience with a new group of guys,” said McIntosh.
Head Coach of the Ottawa Jr. Senators Martin Dagenais is satisfied with the success this season with Tucker McIntosh.
“I can’t say I’m surprised with all the attention that Tucker has been getting lately,” said Dagenais on McIntosh being named to CJHL Top Prospects Game. “He’s a hard worker who has improved tremendously since his first day with us. This will be a fun experience for him, and he truly deserves it.
The CJHL Top Prospect Game will be on January 14th at 7pm live from Hamilton, Ontario. Last year, Team West defeated Team East 5-2 in Okotoks, Alberta.