Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - January 5th, 2017

Ryan Biech
January 05 2017 03:00PM


It's a new year, which means that the 'unofficial' second half to the season kicks off!

The CHL leagues trading deadlines are fast approaching, with one Canucks prospect already on the move. The World Juniors conclude tonight with Canada or US walking away with the gold medal.

Now is the time for prospects to make hay!

Find out what is happening in the Canucks prospect world in this week's Blackfish.

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Jordan Subban Named to AHL All-Star Classic Roster

Jeremy Davis
January 05 2017 02:52PM

The rosters for the American League All-Star Classic are out today, and the Comets have one player headed to Lehigh Valley to participate. Yes, every team needs to be included, just like in the NHL, but the Comets' contribution to the All-Star game is well deserving of the honour: Jordan Subban, second on the Comets in points, as a second-year defenceman no less.

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CGD: For all the golden marbles (Canada/USA)

Jeff Veillette
January 05 2017 02:00PM

Welp, this is it. Rebounding quite nicely off of a disappointing 2016 tournament, and doing well to pull themselves out of a tough spot against the Swedes last night, the Canadians will take on the United States of America in an epic grudge match at the Bell Centre, to decide the Gold Medal Winner at the 2017 World Juniors. Here's what's going down tonight.

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Carl Neill traded to Charlottetown in the QMJHL

Ryan Biech
January 05 2017 09:00AM

With the QMJHL trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Charlottetown Islanders are beginning to load up to make a run at the President's Cup this year. Yesterday they acquired Canucks 2015 5th round pick Carl Neill in a trade with the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

We had reported on rumours that Neill could've been on the move since October - it was just a matter of finding the right fit.

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Matthew Henderson
January 04 2017 10:59PM


After a thrilling World Juniors game, the puck dropped in Vancouver with the Canucks game riding a four-game winning streak, trying to make it five against the Coyotes. They were successful, thanks to a shutout performance from the team, with comfortable goaltending from Ryan Miller. Plus, a kid got a puppy (hopefully). Here's the recap!

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