GTHL Top Prospect Ho-Sang Still Turning Heads
Top Prospect Josh Ho-Sang
It’s no secret that Thornhill, Ontario’s Josh Ho-Sang plans to play in the OHL next season and he will undoubtably be drafted in the first round of the OHL Entry Draft.
He was one of the strongest personality (check out his goal at the 7:23 mark above) in the short film produced by the NHLPA this past summer for the Allstate All-Canadians Camp in Toronto, a mentoring event that included forty-two 15-year-old hockey players from across the country.
Ho-Sang is now one of the most sought after young hockey players in the country. While he’s currently playing for the Marlies in the GTHL, some OHL scouts claim he should have been granted exceptional player status and suited up to play as a 15-year-old in the OHL. Aside from 15-year-old Aaron Ekblad, the 6’3 200 lbs. defenceman who joined the OHL earlier this season, the last player to be granted exceptional player status was John Tavares in 2005. That is, exceptional player status isn’t handed out very often by the 7 member panel of Hockey Canada.
This week, Ho-Sang took a break from his regular play with the Marlies and joined Wendel Clark’s team in the Scotiabank Top-Prospects (click for photos). The game was broadcast on Rogers TV and will air again on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm.
JHR had their first opportunity to see Ho-Sang play along with a number of other scouts, agents, family advisors, GM’s and team owners. The Top Prospects game also attracted the likes of NHL’s greats Paul Coffee, Wendel Clark, Nick Kypreos and Gary Roberts.
While he didn’t receive the nights MVP from Don Cherry he still had an impressive game.
Ho-Sang played as an under-ager with the Marlies last season helping his team to win the coveted OHL Cup (which he’ll attempt to do again this season). He’s also won a GTHL championship as a Minor Bantam and was the MVP of the Silver Stick tournament in Sudbury a few seasons ago.
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