Monday, December 24, 2012

28 BCHL Alumni to Take Part in Inaugural Great Northwest Showcase:



I'm looking incredibly forward to providing all of the play-by-play for the inaugural Great Northwest Showcase coming up this Friday and Saturday (December 28th and 29th) at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby.

The four team Showcase features three different levels of hockey: the host SFU Clan of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League, the UBC Thunderbirds of the CIS, and the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Arizona State Sun Devils of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

All the details on the Showcase are available here: http://www.greatnorthwestshowcase.com

There are a ton of familiar names taking part as 28 players who have skated at least one game in the BCHL are sprinkled on each team's roster. SFU leads the way with 12 BCHL alumni on its' roster, while UBC is next with 11, followed by UO with three and ASU with two.

I'll post more about the Showcase after Christmas, but here's a breakdown of players with BCHL experience taking part.

Simon Fraser University (12)
G Graeme Gordon (Salmon Arm/Merritt/Vernon)
G Andrew Parent (Salmon Arm)
D David Dotan (Burnaby)
D Tyler Mah (Vernon/Nanaimo)
D Bruin McDonald (Victoria/Vernon/Coquitlam)
D Taylor Swaffield (Trail)
F Kody Dhaliwal (Langley/Salmon Arm/Chilliwack)
F Chris Hoe (Salmon Arm)
F Trevor Milner (Burnaby)
F Trent Murdoch (Powell River/Williams Lake/Alberni Valley/Prince George)
F Joey Pavone (Surrey)
F Nick Sandor (Alberni Valley/Trail)


University of British Columbia (11)
G Jordan White (Prince George/Penticton)
D Ilan Cumberbirch (Langley/Westside/Burnaby/Surrey)
D Linden Saip (Surrey)
D Kevin Smith (Victoria)
D Jason Yee (Victoria/Powell River)
F Max Grassi (Coquitlam/Burnaby/Nanaimo/Surrey/Penticton)
F Scott MacDonald (Salmon Arm/Westside)
F Cole Pruden (Powell River)
F Ben Schmidt (Powell River)
F Cole Wilson (Westside)
F Matt Wray (Powell River/Salmon Arm)


University of Oklahoma (3)
G Colin Fernandes (Cowichan Valley/Victoria)
F Jeff Coates (Westside)
F Stan Smrke (Langley)


Arizona State University (2)
D Kyle Hughes (Burnaby)
F Faiz Khan (Salmon Arm/Prince George)

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