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Heroes and Prospects Delivers the World’s Best

January 8, 2014

Heroes & Prospects Set to Deliver the World’s Best Young Stars

With another edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship in the record books, In The Game is once again at the forefront of hockey prospecting and is excited to feature many of the tournament’s top performers in the upcoming 2013-14 edition to Heroes & Prospects.

For 10 seasons now, the brand has featured numerous young stars from the CHL and the rest of the hockey world in the annual release and this year is no exception. Most of the players depicted represented Canada, who made it to the Bronze Medal game before falling 2-1 to Russia. All 22 Canadian players will be featured in a previously unannounced non-memorabilia insert called Canadiana which will be extremely limited.

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Many of the Canadian team’s top stars are also a part of the base, autograph and game-used memorabilia sets that will be found in packs starting later this month. Among them are breakout stars like goaltender Zachary Fucale and forwards Anthony Mantha, Curtis Lazar and Jonathan Drouin – all of whom were taken in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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Many of the other nations participating in the World Juniors also have representation in Heroes & Prospects. From Finland, look for cards of Rasmus Ristolainen, who scored the Gold Medal-winning goal against Sweden, who had top talent such as Andre Burakovsky, Oscar Dansk, Elias Lindholm and Alexander Wennberg in their lineup. Some players from third place Russia are also in the Heroes &Prospects, including Nikita Zadorov, Valentin Zykov and 2014 Draft prospect Ivan Barbashev.

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There is some prime talent from nations that did not finish in the top four at the tournament, including Americans Ryan Hartman, Anthony Stolarz and Adam Erne in addition to Slovakia’s Martin Reway, Switzerland’s Mirco Mueller, Germany’s Leon Draisaitl and Radek Faksa of the Czech Republic.

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Heroes & Prospects is your home for the world’s brightest young hockey stars in 2013-14 and is expected to once again be a smash hit. Check with your local dealer or distributor and order yours now!

Brian Price

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