The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting announced the 40 players who have been invited to compete in the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Slated for March 23 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game showcases the top-40 CHL players eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft from across the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In all, the 40 players count 18 from the OHL, 15 from the WHL, and seven from the QMJHL. Additionally, 23 CHL clubs are represented by at least one player, led by the Guelph Storm with four.
On the list of selected players was WDSE Client Jake Karabela from the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm. After losing his initial rookie season due to the league shutdown in 2021-2022, Karabela has emerged as a top prospect with a 2nd Round Grade from NHL central scouting. The Guelph Ontario native has tallied 27 points (6G, 21A) in 40GP so far during the 2021-2022 OHL season.