Top young talent from two of the provinces premier junior leagues will go head-to-head next week in the inaugural British Columbia Hockey Conference Prospects Game.
The first-of-its-kind event will take place on Nov. 22 at the Sardis Sports Complex in Chilliwack, BC. Rosters are made up of players born from 2004 to 2006, with the top young talent from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League facing off against the top prospects from the Pacific Junior Hockey League.
The KIJHL and PJHL announced the creation of the British Columbia Hockey Conference earlier this season. The partnership between the two B.C. junior hockey leagues hopes to advance the level of competitive hockey in the province.
The KIJHL represents 19 communities in the Kootenay’s and Okanagan regions of B.C. The PJHL is comprised of 13 teams, all located in the Lower Mainland, and more specifically the Metro Vancouver area.
The game will spotlight the top young talent of the two leagues to coaches and scouts from Junior A programs and beyond. Teams will travel to Chilliwack on Nov. 21 to attend a banquet.
Grizzlies forward Kurtis Kinoshita will represent his hometown team at the Prospects Game. Kinoshita is a Revelstoke native, and has been a constant in the Grizzlies line-up since breaking into the team during the playoffs last season.
Forward Daniel Wittenberg will also be representing the Grizzlies at the Prospects game. The rookie has 13 points in 18 games for Revelstoke this season, and is the tallest player on the team at 6’5”. “I’m playing the body, I’m physical, I’m getting scoring chances,” said Wittenberg in an interview with the KIJHL. “Overall, I think my game has been pretty good.”
- Damon Cunningham (G, Sicamous Eagles)
- Owen Aura (D, Kamloops Storm)
- Max Chakrabarti (D, Creston Valley Thunder Cats)
- Ben Edwards (D, Grand Forks Border Bruins)
- Tyler Seminoff (D, Nelson Leafs)
- Zachary Peitsch (D, Kelowna Chiefs)
- Tyler Smoluk (D, 100 Mile House Wranglers)
- Chad Bates (F, Grand Forks Border Bruins)
- Taylor Haggerty (F, Fernie Ghostriders)
- Keenan Ingram (F, Columbia Valley Rockies)
- Kurtis Kinoshita (F, Revelstoke Grizzlies)
- Jalen McRae (F, Princeton Posse)
- Kent Moors (F, Summerland Steam)
- Aiden Morcom (F, Kelowna Chiefs)
- Jake Phillips-Watts (F, Kamloops Storm)
- Austin Rampone (F, Osoyoos Coyotes)
- Evan Tsadilas (F, Golden Rockets)
- Jonathan Ward (F, Princeton Posse)
- Daniel Wittenberg (F, Revelstoke Grizzlies)
- Austin Seibel (G, North Okanagan Knights)
- Zach Shaughnessy (G, Delta Ice Hawks)
- Dylan Rempel (G, Chilliwack Jets)
- Ben Filippone (D, Surrey Knights)
- Nicholas Goyer (D, Langley Trappers)
- Bruce Grey (D, Port Moody Panthers)
- Michael McIntyre (D, Richmond Sockeyes)
- Brandon Osborne (D, Ridge Meadows Flames)
- Lukas Ravenstein (D, Ridge Meadows Flames)
- Andrew Casellato (F, Vancouver Wolf Pack)
- Dylan Emerson (F, Port Moody Panthers)
- Payton Hu (F, Delta Ice Hawks)
- Jamie Hylands (F, Langley Trappers)
- Colin Jang (F, Delta Ice Hawks)
- Theo Kochan (F, Ridge Meadows Flames)
- Zack Lagrange (F, Ridge Meadows Flames)
- Teo Lin (F, Richmond Sockeyes)
- Ryden Mathieson (F, Port Moody Panthers)
- Cohen Muc (F, Ridge Meadows Flames)
- Brayden Sinclair (F, Delta Ice Hawks)
- Jacob Zaurrini (F, Langley Trappers)
The 2022 BCHC Top Prospects Game will face off at 6:00 PM on Nov. 22 and will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
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