Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nine BCHL Players Featured in NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings:

The NHL released its 2014 Central Scouting Final Draft rankings and the list features nine BCHL players - seven skaters and two goaltenders.

The BC Hockey League has more players ranked than any junior A league in Canada, with the Alberta Junior Hockey League having seven ranked and the Ontario Junior Hockey League having three ranked.

Three players who weren't included in the Midterm Rankings cracked the Final Rankings - Vernon defenseman Dylan Chanter, Salmon Arm forward Evan Anderson and Powell River goaltender Jeff Smith. Three BCHL players included in the Midterm Rankings didn't make it into the Final Rankings - Salmon Arm forward Alex Gillies and Vernon forwards Mason Blacklock and Demico Hannoun. Powell River defenseman Luke Ripley wasn't officially ranked, but Central Scouting included him because their scouts see him as a solid prospect despite not seeing him play enough to get into the actual rankings.

Below is a break down of BCHL players included in both the Midterm and Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, which is June 27-28 in Philadelphia.

2014 Draft Prospects - North American Skaters 
NR = Not Ranked
LV = Limited Viewing
Final Rank Midterm Rank Player Position BCHL Team
162 118 Jason Cotton Center West Kelowna
164 NR Dylan Chanter Defenseman Vernon
179 NR Evan Anderson Left Wing Salmon Arm
181 151 Jack Ramsey Right Wing Penticton
189183Jeff WightCenterMerritt
190134Brett BeauvaisDefensemanPenticton
LVNRLuke RipleyDefensemanPowell River
NR 102 Alex Gillies Left Wing Salmon Arm
NR 158 Mason Blacklock CenterVernon
NR 185 Demico Hannoun Center Vernon

2014 Draft Prospects - North American Goalies
NR = Not Ranked
Final Rank Midterm Rank Player Position BCHL Team
13 26 Alec Dillon Goalie Victoria
19 NR Jeff Smith Goalie Powell River

I've included the stats for each player ranked below.

F Jason Cotton - West Kelowna Warriors D Dylan Chanter - Vernon Vipers F Evan Anderson - Salmon Arm SilverBacks F Jack Ramsey - Penticton Vees F Jeff Wight - Merritt Centennials D Brett Beauvais - Penticton Vees G Alec Dillon - Victoria Grizzlies G Jeff Smith - Powell River Kings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Surrey Eagles - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Philippe Johansson (Brown University)
Jonah Renouf (Quinnipiac University)
Nathan Renouf (Quinnipiac University)
Braedan Russell (Brown University)
Colton Mackie (overage)
Danny Vlanich (overage)

Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Chase McMurphy (94)
Joseph Drapluk (94)
Mitch Fyffe (94)
Anthony Conti (95)
Danton Heinen (95)
Austin Ferguson (95)
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Defense
Brian Drapluk (94)
Kale Bennett (95)
Matthew Dawson (96)
Michael McEachern (96)
Domenic Masellis (97)
*
*

Goal
Devon Fordyce (94)
Bo Didur (97)

West Kelowna Warriors - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Carl Hesler (Dartmouth College)
David Pope (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
Adam Plant (Harvard University)
Seb Lloyd (Harvard University)
Ben Tegtmeyer (Brown University)
Reid Simmonds (overage)
Tyson Dallman (overage)
Braden Pears (overage)
Ryan Fraser-Lee (overage)
Taki Pantziris (overage)

Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Matt Anholt (94)
Nathan Craft (94)
Jordan Masters (94)
Kylar Hope (95)
Adam Osczevski (95)
Jason Cotton (95)
Liam Blackburn (96)
*
*
*
*
*
*

DefenseRyan Ivey (94)
Mac Ferner (95)
*
*
*
*
*

Goal
Andy Desautels (94)
Cody Porter (97)

Prince George Spruce Kings - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Mitch Eden (St. Lawrence University)
Christian Weidauer (University of Alaska-Anchorage)
Sean Landrey (overage)
Bryant Christian (overage)
Cooper Rush (overage)
Alex Murray (overage)

Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Justin Rai (94)
Jeremiah Luedtke (94)
Chad Staley (94)
Brent Lashuk (94)
Cole Todd (95)
Marco Ballarin (95)
Jake LeBrun (95)
Riley Hawes (95)
Matt Painchaud (96)
Braiden Epp (96)
Brogan O'Brien (97)
*
*

Defense
Skylar Pacheco (94)
Karan Toor (94)
Danny Kiraly (95)
Stephen Penner (95)
*
*
*

Goal
Jesse Jenks (95)
*

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nanaimo Clippers - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Josh McArdle (Brown University)
Jayson Argue (Bentley University)
Luke Sandler (overage)
Scott Prier (overage)
Shay Laurent (overage)
Colton Dahlen (overage)







Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Korey Morgan (94)
Mason Mitchell (94)
Anthony Sabitsky (94)
Devin Brosseau (95)
Sheldon Rempal (95)
Brendan Taylor (95)
Bo Brauer (95)
Jacob Hanlon (95)
Corey Renwick (95)
Ryan Forbes (95)
Nick Guerra (96)
Spencer Hewson (96)
*

Defense
Nicholas Gushue (94)
Austin Dick (94)
Edwin Hookenson (95)
*
*
*
*

Goal
Tanner Kovacs (94)
*

Merritt Centennials - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Scott Patterson (Lake Superior State University)
Shane Poulsen (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
Dane Birks (Michigan Tech University)
Sebastien Pare (overage)
Payton Schaefer (overage)
Tyler Martin (overage)
Jason Bird (overage)





Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Sam Johnson (94)
Diego Cuglietta (95)
James Neil (95)
Jeff Wight (95)
Adam Tracey (95)
Zach Hartley (95)
Daniel Nachbaur (95)
Devin Oakes (95)
Rhett Willcox (96)
Gavin Gould (96)
*
*
*

Defense
Jake Clifford (94)
Wayland Williams (94)
Malik Kaila (96)
*
*
*
*

Goal
Devin Kero (94)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Salmon Arm SilverBacks - Graduating Players & Eligible Returnees:

Graduating Players
Landon Smith (Quinnipiac University)
Brendan Kennedy (Queen's University)
Jeff Kennedy (Queen's University)
Alex Gillies (Michigan Tech University)
Mitch Ferguson (University of Vermont)
Brett Fagerheim (University of Arizona)
Blake Box (United States Military Academy)
Max Becker (Princeton University)
Evan Anderson (Michigan Tech University)
Adam Clark (University of New Hampshire)

Eligible Returnees
(* indicates an open spot - assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen)

Forwards
Alex Jewell (94)
Nick Josephs (94)
Bryden Marsh (94)
Thomas Plese (94)
Jack Berezan (95)
Taylor Maruya (95)
Michael Roberts (95)
Colton Thibault (95)
Connor Brown-Maloski (96)
*
*
*
*

Defense
Andrew Farny (95)
Cole McCaskill (96)
*
*
*
*
*

Goal
Angus Redmond (95)
*