LANGLEY, B.C. – The initial 18 skaters that will participate in the 3-on-3 outdoor All-Star Tournament on Jan. 21 in Penticton were unveiled today.
After a poll was conducted with all 18 BCHL head coaches, one skater from each team was voted onto the roster as part of the league’s 60th Anniversary celebration. An additional six skaters and all four goalie spots will be determined by a fan vote, starting Monday, Nov. 21.
The 18 skaters named to the All-Star rosters are:
|Alberni Valley Bulldogs||Ethan Bono||F|
|Chilliwack Chiefs||Abram Wiebe||D|
|Coquitlam Express||Mirko Buttazzoni||F|
|Cowichan Valley Capitals||Luke Strickland||F|
|Langley Rivermen||Vitaly Levyy||F|
|Nanaimo Clippers||Kai Daniells||F|
|Powell River Kings||Karter McNarland||F|
|Surrey Eagles||Jake Bongo||F|
|Victoria Grizzlies||Olivier Picard||F|
|Cranbrook Bucks||Jack Silich||F|
|Merritt Centennials||Jackson Krill||F|
|Penticton Vees||Bradly Nadeau||F|
|Prince George Spruce Kings||John Herrington||F|
|Salmon Arm Silverbacks||Owen Beckner||F|
|Trail Smoke Eaters||Brady Hunter||F|
|Vernon Vipers||Reagan Milburn||F|
|Wenatchee Wild||Cade Littler||F|
|West Kelowna Warriors||Jaiden Moriello||F|
The format for the tournament is:
- Played on a newly built outdoor rink in Downtown Penticton
- Four teams of six skaters and one goalie (two teams per conference)
- Round robin format
- Top two teams faceoff in the championship game
The All-Stars will also participate in a skills competition earlier in the day with events including hardest shot, accuracy and more.
The process for the fan vote to fill out the remaining roster spots, as well as the list players eligible for the vote, will be unveiled at 10 a.m. on Monday morning.
Watch the BCHL social media accounts and the league website for details on how to vote.
About the BCHL:
Sending more players on to Division I college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering approximately a third of today’s NHL is made up of NCAA alumni, the BCHL has become a breeding ground for some the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2021-22 alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada, including 173 with NCAA Division I commitments. The BCHL is also a leader in player safety, with a full-time Department of Player Safety, the toughest rules on fighting in North American junior hockey, as well as a league-wide independent Safe Sport Officer and an individual Athlete Advocate assigned to all 18 teams.
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