BCHL alumni headline NCAA hockey tournament

The British Columbia Hockey League prides itself on its ever-growing contribution to the NCAA Division I hockey system. Each year, a record number of BCHL players commit to continue their education and hockey dreams in the NCAA. Every spring, the schools compete to be one of the 16 teams selected to play in the NCAA hockey tournament and compete for a spot in the Frozen Four.

The schools that get selected have many former BCHL players playing for them while competing for a National Championship. Notable BCHL alumni to win the NCAA National Championship are Greg Keith, Gabe Gauthier, and Skyler Brind’Amour (Chilliwack), Paul Kariya and Troy Stecher (Penticton), Mathew Bodie and Jarid Lukosevicius (Powell River), and Brandon Yip (Coquitlam Express).

Who will become the next to join the list of BCHL alumni to win the NCAA Frozen Four?

East Region

Boston College (1) vs. Michigan Tech University (16)

Boston College

  • Tim Delay (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Jamie Armstrong (Penticton Vees)

Michigan Tech

  • Cameron Mogar (Coquitlam Express/Trail Smoke Eaters)
  • Lachlan Getz (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Matthew Campbell (Coquitlam Express)
  • Jack Works (Okotoks Oilers)
  • Evan Orr (Prince George Spruce Kings)
  • Levi Stauber (West Kelowna Warriors)

University of Wisconsin (8) vs. Quinnipiac University (9)


  • David Silye (Nanaimo Clippers/Penticton Vees)
  • Tyson Dyck (Cranbrook Bucks)
  • Christian Fitzgerald (Surrey Eagles)
  • Simon Tassy (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)


  • Cooper Moore (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Davis Pennington (Powell River Kings)
  • Charles-Alexis Legault (West Kelowna Warriors)
  • Jayden Lee (Langley Rivermen/Powell River Kings)
  • Jacob Quillan (Penticton Vees)
  • Anthony Cipollone (Brooks Bandits)
  • Cristophe Tellier(Wenatchee Wild/Surrey Eagles)
  • Christophe Fillion (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Noah Altman (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Vinny Duplessis (Merritt Centennials)

Mid West Region

Michigan State University (4) vs. Western Michigan University (13)

Michigan State

  • Jon Mor (Langley Rivermen)
  • Joey Larson (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Luca Di Pasquo (Penticton Vees)

Western Michigan

  • Tim Washe (Nanaimo Clippers)
  • Trevor Bishop (Victoria Grizzlies)
  • Carter Berger (Victoria Grizzlies)
  • Garrett Szydlowski (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Ean Somoza (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Hugh Larkin (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
  • Ethan Wolthers (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Zak Galambos (Wenatchee Wild)

University of North Dakota (6) vs. University of Michigan (10)

North Dakota

  • Tanner Komzak (Langley Rivermen/Cowichan Valley Capitals)
  • Hobie Hedquist (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)
  • Abram Wiebe (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Louis Jamernik (Okotoks Oilers)


  • T.J. Hughes (Brooks Bandits)
  • Phillippe Lapointe (Trail Smoke Eaters)
  • Chase Pietzke (Langley Rivermen)
  • Steven Holtz (Penticton Vees)
  • Kienan Draper (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Josh Orrico (Chilliwack Chiefs/Trail Smoke Eaters)

West Region

Boston University (2) vs. Rochester Institute of Technology (15)

Boston University

  • Mathieu Caron (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Tristan Amonte (Penticton Vees)
  • Cade Webber (Penticton Vees)
  • Aiden Celebrini (Brooks Bandits)
  • Jake Gorton (Victoria Grizzlies)


  • Dimirti Mikrogiannakis (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
  • Tanner Andrew (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Adam Jeffery (Albert Valley Bulldogs/Cowichan Valley Capitals)
  • Carter Wilkie (Chilliwack Chiefs/West Kelowna Warriors)
  • Aiden Hansen-Bukata (Nanaimo Clippers)
  • Tommy Scarfone (Surrey Eagles)
  • Daniel Chenard (Chilliwack Chiefs/Wenatchee Wild)
  • Douglas Scott (Coquitlam Express/Cowichan Valley Capitals/Vernon Vipers/Merritt Centennials)

University of Minnesota (7) vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha (11)


  • Charlie Strobel (Trail Smoke Eaters)
  • Nathan Airey (Cranbrook Bucks)


  • Ray Fust (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Jacob Slipec (Chilliwack Chiefs/Powell River Kings/Surrey Eagles)
  • Jesse Lansdell (Chilliwack Chiefs/Vernon Vipers)
  • Michael Abgrall (Powell River Kings/Surrey Eagles)
  • Ty Mueller (Sherwood Park Crusaders)
  • Seth Eisele (Surrey Eagles/Wenatchee Wild)
  • Joaquim Lemay (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
  • Cam Mitchell (Spruce Grove Saints)

Northeast Region

University of Denver (3) vs. University of Massachusetts (14)


  • Cale Ashcroft (Sherwood Park Crusaders)
  • Boston Buckberger (Brooks Bandits)
  • Massimo Rizzo (Chilliwack Chiefs/Coquitlam Express/Penticton Vees)
  • Rieger Lorenz (Okotoks Oilers)
  • Carter King (Surrey Eagles)
  • Matt Davis (Spruce Grove Saints)


  • Lucas Vanroboys (Cowichan Valley Capitals/Nanaimo Clippers/Prince George Spruce Kings)
  • Aydar Suniev (Penticton Vees)
  • Taylor Makar (Brooks Bandits)
  • Aaron Bohlinger (Albert Valley Bulldogs)

University of Maine (5) vs. Cornell University (12)


  • Ryan Hopkins (Penticton Vees)
  • Ben Poisson (Prince George Spruce Kings)
  • Felix Trudeau (West Kelowna Warriors)
  • Josh Nadeau (Penticton Vees)
  • Bradley Nadeau (Penticton Vees)
  • Harrison Scott (Wenatchee Wild)
  • Grayson Arnott (Penticton Vees)


  • Liam Steele (Chilliwack Chiefs/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
  • Jack O’Brien (Nanaimo Clippers)
  • Hoyt Stanley (Victoria Grizzlies)
  • Luke Devlin (West Kelowna Warriors)
  • Sean Donaldson (Trail Smoke Eaters/Prince George Spruce Kings/Nanaimo Clippers)
  • Tim Rego (Brooks Bandits)
  • Kyle Kovich (Nanaimo Clippers)
  • Sullivan Mack (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
  • Kyle Penney (Chilliwack Chiefs)
  • Jimmy Rayhill (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)