July 24, 2017
BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta.
Academies accounted for 27 of the 35 picks.
Delta Hockey Academy lead the way with 11 players selected, followed by Yale Hockey Academy – 7, and then by Western Canada Bantam Champions, Burnaby Winter Club Bruins, with five picks.
Other academies: Pursuit of Excellence placed 4, Okanagan Hockey Academy and Shawnigan Lake both placed 2, and Minnesota-based Shattuck St. Mary’s with 1.
North Shore Winter Club, Saanich and Thompson Zone each accounted for one to round out the MHA picks.
Here is the list sorted by 2016-2017 team and hometown.
Scroll down for BC Hockey list with birthdates and WHL draft info.
|Delta HA – 11||Hometown|
|Braedy Euerby G||Delta|
|Dylan Garand G||Victoria|
|Nicolas Ardanaz D||Surrey|
|Kurtis Smythe D||Surrey|
|Ryan Watson D||Delta|
|Tyler Horstmann F||Richmond|
|Payton Mount F||Victoria|
|Micolas Porchetta F||Powell River|
|Brandon Santa Juana F||Langley|
|Cole Shepard F||North Vancouver|
|Justin Sourdif F||Surrey|
|Yale HA – 7||Hometown|
|Dylan Anderson D||Langley|
|Aidan De La Gorgendiere D||Langley|
|Brody Gagno D||Langley|
|Eathan Bowen F||Chilliwack|
|Carmeron MacDonald F||Surrey|
|Michael Milne F||Abbotsford|
|Tyson Phare F||Maple Ridge|
|Burnaby Winter Club – 5||Hometown|
|Koen MacInness G||Burnaby|
|Ryan Helliwell D||Burnaby|
|Kyler Kovich F||Coquitlam|
|Samuel Schofield F||Burnaby|
|Kalen Szeto F||Vancouver|
|PoE – 4||Hometown|
|Tanner Brown D||Kelowna|
|Braydon Clark D||Langley|
|Jack Finley F||Kelowna|
|Ben King F||Vernon|
|OHA – 2||Hometown|
|Jaylen Luypen F||Kelowna|
|Wyatt Marlow F||Cranbrook|
|Shawnigan Lake HA – 2||Hometown|
|Campbell Arnold G||Nanaimo|
|John Little F||Parksville|
|Kent Johnson F||North Vancouver|
|Ethan Brandwood D||Victoria|
|Shattuck St. Mary’s||Hometown|
|Vincent Iorio D||Coquitlam|
Click here to view list with WHL draft info.