TORONTO (CP) - Four members of the NHL's coaching elite will be behind the bench for the annual Canadian junior prospect game, the Canadian Hockey League announced Tuesday.
The game, which goes Jan. 17, will showcase 40 of the top Canadian junior prospects eligible for the 2007 draft. Both teams will be led by a pair of NHL coaching legends - Scotty Bowman and Jacques Demers will coach Team White, while Pat Burns and Michel Bergeron will guide Team Red.
The quartet has 11 Stanley Cup rings to its credit - nine belonging to Bowman, the all-time winningest coach in NHL history with 1,244 career victories. Bowman, Demers and Burns all rank in the top 10 for games coached all-time.
''The knowledge that these coaches can share with these young men will be invaluable for them over the course of their hockey careers,'' CHL president David Branch said in a statement.