The Regina Pats‘ Connor Bedard was held scoreless in Wednesday’s CHL-NHL Top Prospects Game, which was played in Langley, B.C.
Bedard captained Team Red, which lost 4-2 to Team White. He was minus-3 while registering six shots on goal and a minor penalty.
OHL players Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack), Carson Rehkopf (Kitchener Rangers), Luca Pinelli (Ottawa 67’s) and Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals) scored for Team White in the annual showcase of premier NHL draft hopefuls. Bedard was penalized for cross-checking Ritchie after his empty-net goal.
Brayden Yager (Moose Jaw Warriors) and Tanner Molendyk (Saskatoon Blades) were among the Team White players who registered an assist.
Mathieu Cataford (Halifax Mooseheads) and Zach Benson (Winnipeg Ice) replied for Team Red.
In WHL action this season, Bedard has league-high totals of 39 goals and 81 points in 33 games. He is expected to be the first player drafted June 28 in Nashville.
Bedard has been held scoreless only three times this season — in the Pats’ regular-season opener, in the world junior hockey championship final, and in the Top Prospects Game.
The Pats are to return to action Sunday against the Medicine Hat Tigers (4 p.m., Brandt Centre). Bedard enters the contest with a 32-game point-scoring streak.
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