MacKinnon and Jones to handle captain's duties at CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon and Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones will serve as team captains at the 2013 Home Hardward CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

MacKinnon will play for Team Cherry while Jones will play for Team Orr at the annual showcase of the Canadian Hockey League's top 40 NHL draft-eligible players.

The game will be played Jan. 16 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Don Cherry will serve as head coach for Team Cherry and former NHL player Mike McPhee will be the head coach for Team Orr.

MacKinnon, a 17-year-old from Dartmouth, N.S., was the top Quebec Major Junior Hockey League skater listed by NHL Central Scouting in their preliminary rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft.

Jones, an 18-year-old American, is the top-ranked Western Hockey League skater for next year's draft.