The United States Hockey League is determined to keep the coals hot when it comes to producing quality athletes with great potential for NHL scouts and general managers.
After having a record 28 players from the USHL selected at the 2011 NHL Draft at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., there's no reason to believe that number couldn't increase this year when the draft is staged at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 22-23.
In an attempt to help facilitate that process, the league will host its inaugural USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 24 at the newly renovated L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich., home to the USHL's Lumberjacks. Game time is 7:15 p.m. ET.
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