January 23, 2017
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|