Sunday, June 9, 2013

Four BCHL Players Chosen in 2013 NAHL Draft:


I missed posting this last Tuesday, but four current BCHL players were chosen in this year's NAHL entry draft and all four were chosen by the newly located Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The Killer Bees are the displaced Wenatchee Wild, who moved to South Texas after an agreement couldn't be reached with the Toyota Town Centre in Wenatchee. (Of course, the Fresno Monsters subsequently relocated to Wenatchee to become the "new" Wild franchise.)

Three of the four players also were chosen from the Langley Rivermen while the fourth came from the Powell River Kings.

Just like the USHL draft last month, being chosen doesn't necessarily mean the players will leave their BCHL clubs and head south, it just means their rights now belong to an NAHL team if they decide to move to that league. Their BCHL team would continue to hold their Canadian junior 'A' rights.

Langley F Trevor Cope (4th round, 94th overall to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) Langley F Ben Butcher (6th round, 136th overall to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) Langley F Matt Ustaski (9th round, 177th overall to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) Powell River F Drew Dorantes (10th round, 186th overall to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees)

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