Tkachuk shines as Team Orr edges Team Cherry (again) in prospects game

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Bobby Orr nabbed $100 from Don Cherry for the sixth straight time at the CHL’s Top Prospects game, not that their friendly bet was the most important factor.

(Granted, Cherry didn’t look happy – at first at least – clutching that losing money.)

Nope, this was a showcase for a variety of 2016 NHL Draft hopefuls, including Mathew Tkachuk. Again, Orr’s group edged Cherry’s team by a score of 3-2.

Check out some quick stats at a glance:

The in-game results aren’t as crucial as the overall impressions, so let’s focus on some of the sensory details.

Plenty of scouts were on hand, to say the least:

There were some echoes to past events, as well:

Was this a make-or-break night? Probably not for top prospects such as Tkachuk, but it may have been more important for less obvious players, and it sounds like many made good impressions.