Johnstown, Pa. – Johnstown Tomahawks goaltender Ryan Bednard was named to the NHL Central Scouting Service 2015 Preliminary Players to Watch List. The Macomb, Mich. native is one of 42 players participating in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Thursday night in Buffalo, NY.
Bednard was given a C rating, indicating he is considered a candidate to be drafted in the fourth, fifth, or sixth round of the 2015 NAHL Entry Draft. Bednard is one of ten NAHL players to be included in the list.
Bednard is also one of two NAHL goaltenders who will play in tomorrow's CCM/USA Hockey All American Prospects Game, to be played in Buffalo, NY. Bednard will play for Team Grier, coached by retired 14-year NHL veteran Mike Grier. Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach and player Eddie Olczyk will coach the opposing team.
The game begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday night, and will be broadcast live on NHL Network. Tomahawks fans are invited to attend a special viewing party for the game at Quaker Steak & Lube, 1425 Scalp Ave., in Richland.
Tomahawks single-game tickets and flex plans for the 2014-2015 season are now available, with flex plans starting at less than $99. For more information, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com, call 814-536-4625, or stop by the Tomahawks office inside the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.