NCAA Player Commitments – by BCHL team, Vees, Vipers & Rivermen top list

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Here’s the list of current NCAA Division 1, BCHL player commitments for 2014-2015 season, broken down by age, # per team, nationality, province (BC), and school.

A total of 96 commitments have been made to BCHL players this year; 56% of players are Canadians, 39% BC born.

(Out of province players can only start playing in the BCHL at 18, the league allows a maximum of 7 US born players on a team roster.)

Penticton Vees lead the pack with an impressive 15 commitments, although only 6 are from BC – which is still the highest number of BC recruits from one team.

The Vernon Vipers and Langley Rivermen each have 5 BC players recruited, Prince George and Salmon Arm, 4 each.

Michigan Tech is the top recruiter, with 7 commitments; Quinnipiac and Arizona State are second with 5 commitments, a number of schools are tied with 4.

Almost 48% of recruits are 19 year olds.

 

By Age:

16 year olds: 2

17 year olds: 6

18 year olds: 15

19 year olds: 46

20 year olds: 22

21 year olds: 5

Total: 96

 

Nationality:

Canadians: 56%

Americans: 44%

BC born: 39%

 

Number recruits per club:

 

15: Penticton Vees: CAN 9, USA 6, BC 6

10: Vernon Vipers: CAN 6, USA 4, BC 5

9: Salmon Arm Silverbacks: CAN 5, USA 4, BC 4

8: Langley Rivermen: CAN 7, USA 1, BC 5

8: Trail Smoke Eaters: USA 5, CAN 3, BC 3, Trail 2

7: Prince George Spruce Kings: CAN 5, USA 2, BC 4

6: Merritt Centennials: CAN 3, USA 3, BC 2

6: Chilliwack Chiefs 6, USA 4, CAN 2, BC 2

5: Nanaimo Clippers: CAN 3, USA 2, BC 1

5: West Kelowna: CAN 3, USA 2, BC 2

4: Powell River Kings: CAN 2, USA 2, BC 1

4: Coquitlam Express: USA 3, CAN 1, BC 1

4: Victoria Grizzlies: 4, CAN 2, USA 2, BC 0

3: Alberni Valley: USA 2, CAN 1, BC 1

2: Surrey Eagles: 2, CAN 1, USA 1, BC 0

 

By School:

Airforce: 3

Alabama Huntville: 1

Alaska-Anchorage: 4

Alaska-Fairbanks: 3

Arizona State: 5

Army: 5

Bentley: 5

Bowling Green: 1

Brown: 2

Clarkson: 4

Colgate: 1

Connecticut: 1

Darmouth: 2

Denver: 2

Ferris State: 1

Harvard: 4

Holy Cross: 2

Lake Superior State: 3

Massachusetts: 2

Michigan Tech: 7

Minnesota: 1

Minnesota Sate: 1

Minnesota-Duluth: 3

Nebraska-Omaha: 1

New Hampshire: 3

North Dakota: 1

Northeastern:  2

Princeton: 1

Providence: 1

Quinnipiac: 5

RIT: 1

RPI: 2

St. Cloud: 4

St. Lawrence: 1

UMass-Lowell: 1

Union: 3

University of Maine: 1

Vermont: 4

Western Michigan: 1

 

Player Commitments:

 

Name Pos Home town Province Nation NCAA Div. 1 School Year Age
A.V. Bulldogs
1 Tironese, Evan F Qualicam Beach BC Can RPI 2015/16 19
2 Christopoulos, Billy G Raleigh NC USA AIR FORCE 2015/16 21
3 Gosselin, Kurt D Brighton MI USA Alabama-Huntsville 2015/16 20
Chilliwack Chiefs
1 Cholowski, Dennis D Langley BC Can St. Cloud State 2017-18 17
2 Davidson, Scott F Trail BC Can Quinnipiac 2015/16 19
3 Higgins, Tipper F Williston VT USA Army 2015-16 20
4 Larson, Jake F St. Michael MN USA Alaska-Anchorage 2015-16 21
5 Puffer, Craig F New Cannan CT USA Vermont 2015-16 19
6 McColgan, Luke F Manhatten Beach CA USA Alaska-Anchorage 2015-16 20
Coquitlam Express
1 Kerfoot, Colton F West Vancouver BC Can Harvard 2016-17 19
2 Mackin, Corey F Philadelphia PN USA Ferris State 2015-16 19
3 Supinski, Brett F Collegeville PA USA Union 2015-16 19
3 Fritz, Daniel D Harwood MD USA Quinnipiac 2015-16 19
Langley Rivermen
1 Coulter, Ryan F Dundas ON Can Bowling Green 2015-16 19
2 Kearley, Jacob D Newmarket ON Can Vermont 2015-16 19
3 Anderson, Evan F North Vancouver BC Can UMass-Lowell 2015-16 19
4 Vela, Marcus F Burnaby BC Can New Hampshire 2016-17 17
5 Szeto, Justin F Vancouver BC Can Harvard 2016-17 18
6 Kilistoff, Kevan F Langley BC Can Dartmouth 2015-16 20
7 Kehler, Colton F Port Coquitlam BC Can Clarkson TBA 17
8 Torrel, Gage F St. Paul MN USA Lake Superior State 2015-16 20
Merritt Centennials
1 Gould, Gavin F North Vancouver BC Can Michigan Tech 2016-17 18
2 Cuglietta, Diego F Kamloops BC Can Lake Superior State 2015/16 19
3 Teves, Josh D Calgary AB Can Princeton TBA 20
4 Clifford, Jake D Brecksville OH USA Arizona State 2015/16 20
5 Ederer, Michael F Lancaster NY USA St. Lawrence 18
6 Duhaime, Brandon F Parkland FL USA Brown TBA 17
Nanaimo Clippers
1 Rempal, Sheldon F Calgary AB Can Clarkson 2015-16 19
2 Taylor, Brendan F Nanaimo BC Can Union 2015-16 19
3 Brosseau, Devin F Saint Lambert QC Can Clarkson 2015-16 19
4 Jackson, Jacob F Maplewood MN USA Michigan Tech 2015-16 20
5 Maier, Cole F Pequannock NJ USA Union 2015-16 19
P.G. Spruce Kings
1 Rai, Justin F Surrey BC Can University of Maine 2015/2016 20
2 Jenks, Jesse G Crofton BC Can Alaska Fairbanks 2015 / 2016 20
3 Toor, Karan D Surrey BC Can Dartmouth 2015-16 21
4 Dombrovskiy, Viktor D Coquitam BC Can Harvard 2015-16 18
5 Buonincontri, Michael F Montreal QC Can St. Cloud State 2015/16 21
6 Luedtke, Jeremiah F Lynnwood WA USA Alaska Anchorage 2015/2016 20
7 Staley, Chad F Kennewick WA USA Alaska-Fairbanks 2015-16 20
Penticton Vees
1 Bast, Gabe D Red Deer AB Can North Dakota 2016-17 18
2 Amantea, Cam F Victoria BC Can Alaska-Anchorage 2015-16 21
3 DePourcq, Cody F Penticton BC Can Bentley 2015-16 19
4 Newsome, Mitch F Surrey BC Can Michigan Tech 2016-17 17
5 Hannoun, Demico F North Delta BC Can Michigan Tech 2015-16 19
6 Cooper, Steen F Duncan BC Can Minnesota State 2015-16 19
7 Alferd, Riley F Vancouver BC Can Nebraska-Omaha 2015-16 19
8 Gendron, Miles D Toronto ON Can Connecticut 2015-16 18
9 Zerter – Gossage, Lewis F Montreal QC Can Harvard 2015-16 19
10 Hilderman, Jarod D Kamsack SK Can Minnesota-Duluth 2016-17 17
11 Newell, Patrick F Thousand Oaks CA USA St. Cloud State 2015-16 19
12 Lee, Mike D Hamden CT USA Vermont 2015-16 18
13 Serratore, Matthew F Bemidgi MN USA Air Force 2015-16 20
14 Ramsey, Jack F Chanhassen MN USA Minnesota 2015-16 19
15 Miska, Hunter G Stacy MN USA Minnesota-Duluth 2015-16 19
Powell River Kings
1 Lukosevicius, Jarid F Squamish BC Can Denver 2015-16 20
2 Keats, Kurt F Winnipeg MB Can Massachusetts 2015-16 19
3 Pritchard, Jacob F Macomb MI USA St. Lawrence 2015-16 19
4 Nonis, Nick D Hampton Falls NH USA New Hampshire 2015-16 19
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
1 Burns, Jordan D Vernon BC Can Alaska-Fairbanks 2015-16 19
2 Redmond, Angus G Langley BC Can Michigan Tech 2015-16 19
3 Mick, Logan F Vernon BC Can Quinnipiac 2015-16 18
4 Blanchard, Josh F Kelowna BC Can St. Cloud State 2016-17 18
5 Laframboise, Joshua F Regina SK Can Minnesota-Duluth 2016-17 18
6 Maruya, Taylor F Westchester CA USA Army 2015-16 19
7 Farny, Andrew D Steamboat Springs CO USA Air Force 2015-16 19
8 Priskie, Chase D Pembroke Pines FL USA Quinnipiac 2015-16 18
9 Hutchison, Nick F Hicksville NY USA Northeastern 2016-17 19
Surrey Eagles
1 Short, Christian G Woodbridge ON Can RIT 2015-16 19
2 Chugg, Andy D Mesa AZ USA Bentley 2015 19
Trail Smoke Eaters
1 Lucchini, Jake F Trail BC Can Michigan Tech 2015-16 19
2 Johnson, Robert F Kamloops BC Can Air Force 2017-18 16
3 Martin, Craig F Trail BC Can Quinnipiac 2015/16 19
4 Zuccarini, Charlie F Shelton CT USA Arizona State 2015-16 20
5 Gerstenfeld, Bryan D Fairfield CT USA Army 2015/16 19
6 Basilico, Bryan F Macomb MI USA Lake Superior State 2015-16 20
7 Swanson, Ryan D Eden Prairie MN USA Army 2015-16 19
8 Wynne, Conner D Pomona NY USA Brown University 2015-16 19
Vernon Vipers
1 Dumonceaux, TJ F Kelowna BC Can Bentley 2015-16 20
2 Meek, Mitch D Victoria BC Can Clarkson 2015/16 18
3 Finlay, Liam F Kelowna BC Can Denver University 2016-17 18
4 Egli, Brandon D Victoria BC Can Massachusetts 2015/16 20
5 Williamson, Jagger F Vernon BC Can Michigan Tech 2016-17 16
6 Shiplo, Luke D Oakville ON Can Western Michigan 2015-16 19
7 Coughlin, Liam F South Boston MA USA Vermont 2015-16 20
8 Citron, Ken D Hatsdale NY USA Colgate 2015-16 19
9 Coughlin, Johnny D Fairport NY USA Holy Cross 2016-17 19
10 Aldworth, Thomas F Keller TX USA Providence 2015-16 19
Victoria Grizzlies
1 Kennedy, Matthew F Mt. Pearl NF Can Arizona State 2015-16 19
2 Mackie, Jay F Kingston ON Can Holy Cross 2015-16 19
3 Moore, Meirs D Duluth MN USA RPI 2015/16 20
4 Gruber, Brett F Appleton WI USA Arizona State 2016-17 19
W. Kelowna Warriors
1 Mennear, Brett F West Kelowna BC Can Bentley TBA 19
2 Blackburn, Liam F Prince George BC Can New Hampshire TBA 18
3 Desbiens, Jonathan F Montreal QC Can Bentley TBA 18
4 Masters, Jordan F Rochester NY USA Arizona State 2015-16 20
5 Cotton, Jason F Parker TX USA Northeastern TBA 20