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Don Cherry, Eric Lindros behind the benches in Guelph for CHL top prospects game

Guelph Storm's Ryan Merkley and Cam Hillis to take part in the game
Don Cherry will be one of the coaches at the top prospects game Jan. 25, 2018, at the Sleeman Centre. Canadian Press photo

Don Cherry and will be joined by former NHL star Eric Lindros in coaching teams at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game set for the Sleeman Centre Jan. 25.

The 23rd annual showcase that features 40 of the top CHL prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft will see Cherry joined by legendary Ottawa 67’s coaching pair of Brian Kilrea and Bert O’Brien along with Mississauga Steelheads head coach and general manager James Richmond.

Lindros, who will lead Team Orr, is joined behind the bench by members of the Storm coaching staff that include head coach and general manager George Burnett, associate coach Jake Grimes, and assistant coach Luca Caputi.

“The CHL is honoured to have Don Cherry and Eric Lindros part of the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game,” said CHL President David Branch in a news release.

“Don is one of the key architects of this event from the inaugural game in 1996 to building the showcase it is today, and Eric is one of our league’s all-time greatest players whose contributions to the game are evidenced by his Hockey Hall of Fame induction last season. Their participation in Guelph will certainly make this a very special experience for the players and for the fans.”

Team Cherry will feature members of the host Storm including forward Cam Hillis and defenceman Ryan Merkley.

Tickets are still available through the Guelph Storm box office or through Ticketmaster.