Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today that Sudbury Wolves forward Alex Pharand has been added to the 2023 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game set to take place on Wednesday, January 25 in Langley, BC.
Pharand will replace injured Wolves teammate Quentin Musty in the game, suiting up for Team Red.
An 18-year-old from Sudbury, Pharand has 27 points (16-11–27) in 38 games this season for his hometown Wolves. The 6-foot-3, 198Ib. right-winger has also spent time down the middle this season. Pharand recorded 14 points (6-8–14) in 56 games between the Wolves and Hamilton Bulldogs last season. He was selected by Hamilton with the 14th overall pick of the 2021 OHL Priority Selection. NHL Central Scouting listed Pharand as the 54th-ranked skater in North America on their midseason list last week.
Additionally, the CHL announced that Soo Greyhounds defenceman Andrew Gibson will not compete in the game due to injury. He has been replaced on Team White by Halifax Mooseheads defenceman Dylan MacKinnon.
For more information on the 2023 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, visit chl.ca.
About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.