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2009-10 Heroes & Prospects Packs World Junior Championship Excitement by Tracy Hackler

By Russ Cohen

The 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships will start and finish before 2009-10 ITG Heroes & Prospects is released on January 27, so the demand for some of the cards based on the key players’ on-ice performances could potentially skyrocket.

Two of the players most likely to reap the biggest benefits are Cody Hodgson and Oliver Roy.

I’ve been to the “Bunker,” home of the Brampton Battalion, and have seen firsthand how crazy the hometown fans are for Hodgson, the future Vancouver Canucks standout. A game-used fatigue/jersey of Hodgson will most certainly be a hot commodity. Although he’s coming off an injury, Hodgson is expected to play and have a sizable impact for Team Canada.

Roy is a solid goalie for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the “Q.” He has a chance to make the World Junior squad but he did play in the “Subway Super Series” and ITG has acquired the jersey rights to the “fresh” game-used memorabilia from that tournament as well as the CHL Top Prospects Game. Future top-five picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Taylor Hall (Windsor) and Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers) played in the Super Series.

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ITG “Super Boxes” of 2008-09 Heroes and Prospects by ejahnke

In honor of the Canadian National U20 Junior Team winning the gold at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship, In The Game is issuing 400 special edition Heroes & Prospects Super Boxes.

The “Super Box” contains thirty packs of 2008-09 Heroes & Prospects plus a specially-stamped autograph card from one of these nine players:

John Tavares

Thomas Hickey

Alex Pietrangelo

P.K. Subban

Jordan Eberle

Tyler Ennis

Angelo Esposito

Zack Boychuk

Cody Hodgson

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