PENTICTON, B.C. – The BCHL has announced the participants for the skills competition as part of the league’s outdoor 60th Anniversary All-Star event.

The skills competition takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. on the outdoor rink in Penticton.

Two players from each conference will take part in four different skill drills, with all players participating in the breakaway relay to finish the event.

The participants will be:

Fastest Skater

  • Mateo Dixon (Coquitlam)
  • Brady Hunter (Trail)
  • Karter McNarland (Powell River)
  • Jaiden Moriello (West Kelowna)


  • Jake Bongo (Surrey)
  • Ethan Bono (Alberni Valley)
  • Nathan Mackie (Salmon Arm)
  • Cade Littler (Wenatchee)

Accuracy Shooting

  • Mirko Buttazzoni (Coquitlam)
  • Kai Daniells (Nanaimo)
  • Josh Nadeau (Penticton)
  • Jack Silich (Cranbrook)

Hardest Shot

  • John Herrington (Prince George)
  • Bradly Nadeau (Penticton)
  • Olivier Picard (Victoria)
  • Garrett Valk (Langley)

Breakaway Relay

All players.

The outdoor Skills Competition is presented by KAG CanadaOcean TrailerPacific Coast Distribution and PetroValue.


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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