Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nine Current BCHL Players Selected in Phase 2 of 2013 USHL Draft:

The United States Hockey League held its annual Entry Draft yesterday and when the dust settled after 31 rounds, nine current and three graduating BCHL players were chosen. 

It remains to be seen whether or not these players jump to the USHL for 2013-14, but if they did, their current BCHL team would continue to hold their Canadian Junior 'A' rights.

Last season, players like Wade Murphy (Penticton), Austin Plevy (Chilliwack) and Brandon Morley (Surrey) were all selected in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft and not one of them made the move south of the border for the 2012-13 season.

Alberni Valley F Evan Tironese (1st round, 10th overall to Green Bay Gamblers)
Salmon Arm F Ryan Schwalbe (3rd round, 39th overall to Youngstown Phantoms)
Coquitlam F Michael Rebry (3rd round, 40th overall to Green Bay Gamblers)
West Kelowna F David Pope (3rd round,  42nd overall to Waterloo Black Hawks)
Merritt D Dylan Chanter (5th round, 75th overall to Dubuque Fighting Saints)
Penticton F Ryan Gropp (8th round, 108th overall to Des Moines Buccaneers)
Penticton F Louie Nanne (9th round, 134th overall to Sioux Falls Stampede)
Surrey D Jordan Klimek (10th round, 150th overall to Dubuque Fighting Saints)
Penticton F Jedd Soleway (16th round, 227th overall to Tri-City Storm)
Alberni Valley F Ryan Lough (16th round, 235th overall to Green Bay Gamblers)
Surrey F Drew Best (22nd round, 316th overall to Indiana Ice)

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