BCHL Today: 41 BCHL players selected in NAHL Entry Draft, former Caps blueliner Reddick leaves the UK for Atlanta


41 BCHL players selected in NAHL Entry Draft

The North American Hockey League held its annual entry draft on Tuesday and after 17 rounds, a number of players with BCHL ties were selected.

By our count, 20 players who skated in the BCHL in the 2019-20 season were drafted.

  • Surrey Eagles defenseman Evan Orr (1st round, 2nd overall by Odessa)
  • Chilliwack Chiefs forward Joey Larson (1st round, 8th overall by Jamestown)
  • Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenseman Hunter Sansbury (1st round, 15h overall by Jamestown)
  • Penticton Vees goaltender Carl Stankowski (1st round, 19th overall by Shreveport) – traded to Grande Prairie of the Alberta Junior Hockey League last month
  • Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Will Arquiett (1st round, 23rd overall by Aberdeen)
  • Vernon Vipers forward Nicholas Chmelevski (2nd round, 28th overall by Bismarck)
  • Vernon Vipers defenseman Nicholas Kent (2nd round, 30th overall by St. Cloud)
  • Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Tyler Kostelecky (2nd round, 39th overall by Minot)
  • Powell River Kings forward Brett Roloson (2nd round, 41st overall by Shreveport)
  • Powell River Kings forward Jacob Badal (2nd round, 47th overall by Odessa)
  • Surrey Eagles defenseman Owen Nolan (2nd round, 54th overall by Lone Star)
  • Wenatchee Wild forward Ethan Wolthers (3rd round, 59th overall by Springfield)
  • Vernon Vipers goaltender Reilly Herbst (3rd round, 62nd overall by Jamestown)
  • Powell River Kings forward Dawson McKay (3rd round, 81st overall by Lone Star)
  • Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor (4th round, 103rd overall by Johnstown)
  • Vernon Vipers defenseman Keigo Hachisuka (5th round, 109th overall by Wichita Falls)
  • Prince George Spruce Kings forward Rowan Miller (5th round, 129th overall by Lone Star)
  • Langley Rivermen forward Sean Bunting (6th round, 154th overall by Shreveport)
  • Surrey Eagles forward Kenny Riddett (9th round, 242nd overall by Shreveport)
  • Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matthew Crasa (10th round, 269th overall by Amarillo)

Another 21 players who have been announced as committing to BCHL teams for 2020-21 were also selected.

  • Wenatchee Wild forward Cy LeClerc (1st round, 16th overall by Chippewa)
  • Powell River Kings forward Jakub Teply (1st round, 20th overall by Amarillo)
  • Langley Rivermen forward Stephen Willey (1st round, 26th overall by Kansas City)
  • Langley Rivermen forward Morgan Winters (1st round, 27th overall by Kenai River)
  • Coquitlam Express forward Jackson Hughes (2nd round, 36th overall by Chippewa)
  • Surrey Eagles forward Connor Gatto (2nd round, 43rd overall by Shreveport)
  • Chilliwack Chiefs defenseman Lachlan Getz (2nd round, 53rd overall by Amarillo)
  • Cranbrook Bucks defenseman Connor Sullivan (3rd round, 60th overall by Corpus Christi)
  • West Kelowna Warriors forward Jack Cronin (3rd round, 63rd overall by Odessa)
  • Powell River Kings forward Branden Piku (4th round, 87th overall by Chippewa)
  • Prince George Spruce Kings forward Alexander Krause (4th round, 94th overall by Danbury)
  • Chilliwack Chiefs defenseman Kennedy O’Connor (4th round, 95th overall by Minnesota)
  • Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Cody Hoban (5th round, 121st overall by Danbury)
  • Trail Smoke Eaters goaltender Dominik Wasik (5th round, 131st overall by Aberdeen)
  • Nanaimo Clippers defenseman Carter Rose (5th round, 133rd overall by Fairbanks)
  • Vernon Vipers defenseman Sam Duerr (7th round, 165th overall by St. Cloud)
  • Penticton Vees defenseman Jason Marsella (8th round, 209th overall by Kansas City)
  • Coquitlam Express forward Thomas Stift (9th round, 232nd overall by Chippewa)
  • Cranbrook Bucks forward Briggs Gammill (11th round, 284th overall by Minnesota)
  • Penticton Vees defenseman Frank Djurasevic (11th round, 290th overall by Kansas City)
  • Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyle Van Compernolle (12th round, 323rd overall by Amarillo)

Reddick leaves Cardiff for ECHL

Defenseman Bryce Reddick (22 goals, 52 assists in 110 games with Cowichan Valley from 2006-08) has signed with the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators for the 2020-21 season.

The 30-year-old from Las Vegas spent the last three seasons with the Cardiff Devils of the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League, where he posted 14 goals and 45 assists in 151 games.