BCHL Today: 21 BCHL players chosen in USHL Draft, four BCHL players commit to college, Warriors raise funds for food bank, and more

21 BCHL players selected in Phase 2 of USHL Draft

The United States Hockey League held Phase 2 of its draft on Tuesday and after 24 rounds, 21 players who played in the BCHL in 2019-20 were selected.

The players selected were:

  • Surrey Eagles forward Christophe Tellier (1st round, 5th overall by Muskegon)
  • Powell River Kings defenseman Davis Pennington (1st round, 11th overall by Muskegon)
  • Victoria Grizzlies forward Cody Monds (2nd round, 18th overall by Green Bay)
  • Wenatchee Wild defenseman Trevor Griebel (2nd round, 28th overall by Fargo)
  • Surrey Eagles defenseman Brett Bliss (3rd round, 42nd overall by Muskegon)
  • Coquitlam Express forward William Margel (4th round, 48th overall by Lincoln)
  • Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matthew Crasa (4th round, 61st overall by Fargo)
  • Coquitlam Express defenseman Steven Bellini (6th round, 87th overall by Tri-City)
  • Trail Smoke Eaters forward Owen Ozar (6th round, 90th overall by Waterloo)
  • Nanaimo Clippers defenseman Jack O’Brien (8th round, 112th overall by Tri-City)
  • Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac (8th round, 115th overall by Lincoln)
  • Prince George Spruce Kings defenseman Evan Orr (9th round, 126th overall by Des Moines)
  • Surrey Eagles defenseman Cade Alami (11th round, 156th overall by Des Moines)
  • Trail Smoke Eaters goaltender Logan Terness (11th round, 162nd overall by Tri-City)
  • Powell River Kings forward Brett Roloson (12th round, 169th overall)
  • Wenatchee Wild forward Brett Chorske (12th round, 179th overall)
  • Powell River Kings forward Jacob Badal (13th round, 183rd overall by Madison)
  • Powell River Kings defenseman Dylan Finlay (14th round, 201st overall by Des Moines)
  • Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Primo Self (16th round, 241st overall by Dubuque)
  • West Kelowna Warriors forward Tyler Cristall (17th round, 249th overall by Sioux Falls)
  • West Kelowna Warriors forward John Evans (20th round, 292nd overall by Muskegon)

Spruce Kings goaltender Alexander commits to University of Toronto

Prince George Spruce Kings goaltender Jett Alexander has committed to play USports hockey at the University of Toronto for the 2020-21 season.

Alexander was acquired by PG last July and played 40 games for the Spruce Kings during the 2019-20 season. The Bloomfield, Ontario product finished with a 13-19-0 record along with a 3.14 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage.

Vees forward Amonte commits to Boston University

Penticton Vees forward Tristan Amonte has committed to attend Boston University starting in September 2021. The 20-year-old from Norwell, Massachussettes had 15 goals and 19 assists in 56 games this past season with the Vees.

Vipers forward Kowalski commits to Queen’s

Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski is off to play college hockey at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario this September.

Kowalski had 26 goals and 35 assists in 58 games with the Vipers in 2019-20. During his five-year BCHL career, the Vernon native put up 55 goals and 79 assists in 192 games.

Silverbacks forward Breault commits to York

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Lucas Breault has committed to York University to play USports hockey. Breault had nine goals and 11 assists in 23 games with the Silverbacks since joining them midseason from the NCAA’s Union College.

Warriors donate $6,780 to food bank

After hosting a Community Night last Thursday, the West Kelowna Warriors donated $6,780 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. The event saw the Warriors donate $10 for every order valued at over $30 placed at a handful of local restaurants.

Jandric transfers from Alaska-Anchorage to Denver

Forward Steven Jandric (35 goals, 39 assists in 121 games with Salmon Arm and Vernon from 2015-17) has transferred schools from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks to the University of Denver.

Jandric had 26 goals and 54 assists in 107 games with UAA over the last four seasons.

Amundrud transfers from University of Lethbridge to Red Deer College

Goaltender Nik Amundrud (19-20-0, 3.59 GAA, .898 SV%, 1 SO in 42 games with West Kelowna from 2016-18) has transferred from playing USports at the University of Lethbridge to Red Deer College of the ACAC.

Amundrud, from Melfort, Saskatchewan, was 0-2-0 with a 5.23 GAA and a .882 SV% in three games with the Pronghorns in 2019-20.

Three Stars of the Night βͺΒ May 6, 2017

First Star: Penticton forward Nicholas Jones had two assists as the Vees beat Battlefords 4-0 in playoff action at the 2017 Western Canada Cup.

Second Star: Vees forward Grant Cruikshank had a goal and an assist in the win.

Third Star: Penticton goaltender Mathew Robson stopped 23 shots for the shutout victory.

Honourable Mentions: Vees forwards Jared Nash and Massimo Rizzo also each scored a goal.