67's winger makes his mark

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

It felt like a home game for Jamie McGinn.

The Ottawa 67's left winger got the loudest ovation during the pre-game introductions prior to last night's CHL Top Prospects Game at Scotiabank Place.

And playing for Team Cherry, he also got a couple of earfuls from assistant coach Brian Kilrea at times during his team's 7-2 loss.

"He got on me once for missing the net, and he was on the refs," said McGinn.

The 17-year-old was hoping to make an impression on the scouts watching last night's game and improve his status heading into this summer's NHL draft.

"You never know. Hopefully it'll improve my stock," he said.

"But I'm more disappointed with the loss.

"You always want to win."

Orleans native Ben Shutron of the Kingston Frontenacs thought it was a special moment to be wearing the No. 4 jersey on a team coached by Bobby Orr.

"It was almost comical," said Shutron. "You're coming off the ice and onto the bench, and Bobby Orr is leaning in your ear telling you to do something.

"It's quite something."

The game also featured Claude Giroux of the Gatineau Olympiques, and Gatineau natives Mathieu Carle of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Derick Brassard of the Drummondville Voltigeurs.


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