10 BCHLers named to Central Scouting mid-terms

in Other News, regular season


January 23, 2017

Calgary, Alberta

Twenty players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League earned spots on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft this June in Dallas, Texas, including ten from BCHL teams.

The group features 17 CJHL skaters along with three goaltenders.

Topping the CJHL contingent among North American skaters is Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) centre Jack McBain (Toronto), who was slotted 29th overall.

He was followed by defenceman Stanislav Demin (Cypress, CA) of the Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) at No. 32.

Others in the Top 100 include a trio of blueliners in Jonathon Tychonick (Calgary, 2000) of the Penticton Vees (BCHL), Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canmore, 2000) of the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) and Seth Barton (Kelowna, 1999) of the Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) who were ranked 45th, 62nd and 81st respectively.

Goaltender Matt Thiessen (Altona, MB, 2000) of the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) is the top rated CJHL netminder in the mid-term rankings being listed 11th among goalkeepers in North America. Adam Scheel (Lakewood, OH, 1999) of the Penticton Vees was the top ranked BCHL goalie listed, #23 in goaltender listings.

Other BCHL selects include Maxwell Crozier (#115, North Vancouver, 2000) of the the Nanaimo Clippers, Brendan Budy (#138, Langley, 2000) and Angus Crookshank (#139, North Vancouver, 1999) of the Langley Rivermen, Brett Stapley (#146, Campbell River, 1999) of the Vernon Vipers, Ethan De Jong (#154, North Vancouver. 1999) of the Prince George Spruce Kings, and Josh Prokop (#175, Edmonton, 2000) of the Vernon Vipers.

Of the group of 20 on this list, 19 of them were selected, in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, to compete in the CJHL Prospects Game, played Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Port Credit Memorial Arena in Mississauga, Ont.


The following is the list of CJHL players and goaltenders on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term draft rankings:


29 Jack McBain C Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
32  Stanislav Demin  D    Wenatchee Wild  BCHL
45    Jonathon Tychonick D Penticton Vees BCHL 
62 Jacob Bernard-Docker D Okotoks Oilers AJHL
81 Seth Barton D Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 
105 Sean Comrie D Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
115   Maxwell Crozier D Nanaimo Clippers BCHL
138 Brendan Budy LW Langley Rivermen  BCHL
139 Angus Crookshank  LW Langley Rivermen  BCHL
146 Brett Stapley C Vernon Vipers BCHL
154 Ethan De Jong RW Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
175  Josh Prokop C Vernon Vipers BCHL
178 Matthew Kelleberger D Oakville Blades OJHL
185 Mason Snell D Wellington Dukes OJHL
196 Dustyn McFaul D Pickering Panthers OJHL
212 Ethan Manderville C Ottawa Jr. A Senators CCHL
214 Austin Wong C Okotoks Oilers AJHL


11 Matt Thiessen Steinbach Piston MJHL
23 Adam Scheel Penticton Vees BCHL
30 Jett Alexander North York Rangers OJHL