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BCHL Top Prospects Roster Set

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Everyone still questions the move the BCHL made but from all indications that was the wishes of the league Board of Governors and regardless the game goes on.

We see the influx of teams in the JPHL that has attracted players to play in several divisions all of which compete with the BC Elite Hockey League, Academy Hockey not to mention minor hockey Associations throughout the province.

Locally the PJHL continues to grow and most recently had the official announcement of their newest team playing on the Sunshine Coast which everyone is excited about.

They will be looking at billeting players while adding  some local talent from the area with a training camp set for the spring.

Now we are hearing that the BCHL are again holding a Top Prospects Game Jan. 19 at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre.  

It took a while and, following a vote between BCHL GM’s and Head Coaches plus some input from NHL Central Scouting, the roster was finalized.

The following is from the BCHL with “thanks” to  Jesse Adamson, Director, Communications & Events
BC Hockey League,  604-354-0035

Players listed by Central Scouting on their Players to Watch list from October received automatic entries, while players who are already drafted and 2003-born athletes who are no longer draft eligible, were not considered for the team. The two rosters were split between Coastal Conference and Interior Conference players.

Coastal Conference roster

Pos.NameTeamNCAA School
GOwen BressonVictoria Grizzlies
GTyler Hodges*Nanaimo Clippers
DLuke AshtonLangley Rivermen
DRichard BaranVictoria GrizzliesArizona State
DRylan BonkowskiSurrey EaglesMinnesota State
DAndrew BrownNanaimo Clippers
DGabriel Guilbault*Langley Rivermen
DMatt Lahey*Nanaimo ClippersClarkson
DJax WismerAlberni Valley BulldogsUConn
FWyatt BlaceAlberni Valley Bulldogs
FCaden CranstonSurrey EaglesMerrimack
FRyden EversSurrey EaglesOmaha
FNoah EyrePowell River KingsQuinnipiac
FSamuel LeonardAlberni Valley BulldogsSt. Lawrence
FBrady MilburnChilliwack ChiefsLake Superior
FPatrick Murphy*Victoria GrizzliesBrown
FMike MurtaghNanaimo ClippersUConn
FChase PirtleVictoria GrizzliesCornell
FTobias Pitka*Victoria GrizzliesBoston College
FJoel PlanteNanaimo ClippersOmaha
FAaron SchwartzSurrey EaglesQuinnipiac

Interior Conference roster

Pos.NameTeamNCAA School
GRyan GroutSalmon Arm Silverbacks
GWill IngemannPenticton VeesSt. Thomas
DAdam BaroneTrail Smoke EatersLake Superior
DAdam BoatterSalmon Arm SilverbacksColorado
DFrancesco Dell’Elce*Penticton VeesUMass
DLanden HilditchWest Kelowna WarriorsRPI
DCole Longacre*Salmon Arm SilverbacksMerrimack
DKiernan PoulinMerritt CentennialsUMass
FCallum ArnottPenticton VeesMinnesota-Duluth
FRiley Ashe*Salmon Arm SilverbacksOmaha
FShea BuschVernon Vipers
FAdam CsabiVernon Vipers
FMax Heise*Penticton VeesMichigan State
FCallum Hughes*West Kelowna WarriorsBoston University
FConnor MacPherson*Penticton VeesNew Hampshire
FSimon MeierPenticton VeesNorthern Michigan
FJJ Monteiro*Salmon Arm SilverbacksProvidence
FErik PastroVernon Vipers
FJack Pridham*West Kelowna WarriorsBoston University
FChase Stefanek*Trail Smoke EatersHarvard
FReid Varkonyi*Salmon Arm SilverbacksDenver

*Players received automatic entries due to being listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch list

Tickets for the Top Prospects Game are on sale now and can be purchased here.


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