The initial 18 skaters that will participate in the 3-on-3 outdoor All-Star Tournament on Jan. 15 in Penticton were unveiled today.
One skater from each team was voted onto the roster after a poll of all 18 BCHL coaches. The remaining slots will be determined by a fan vote.
Langley forward Ryan Upson was selected to represent the Rivermen.
The 18 skaters named to the All-Star rosters are:
|Alberni Valley Bulldogs||Braden Blace||D|
|Chilliwack Chiefs||Abram Wiebe||D|
|Coquitlam Express||Matthew Campbell||D|
|Cowichan Valley Capitals||David Jacobs||F|
|Cranbrook Bucks||Tyson Dyck||F|
|Langley Rivermen||Ryan Upson||F|
|Merritt Centennials||Tristan Allen||D|
|Nanaimo Clippers||Sean Donaldson||F|
|Penticton Vees||Fin Williams||F|
|Powell River Kings||Dylan Finlay||D|
|Prince George Spruce Kings||Nick Rhéaume||F|
|Salmon Arm Silverbacks||Simon Tassy||F|
|Surrey Eagles||Michael Abgrall||F|
|Trail Smoke Eaters||Zach Michaelis||F|
|Vernon Vipers||Cam MacDonald||F|
|Victoria Grizzlies||Ellis Rickwood||F|
|Wenatchee Wild||Cade Littler||F|
|West Kelowna Warriors||Felix Trudeau||F|
The format for the tournament is:
- Outdoor arena
- Four teams of six skaters and one goalie (two teams per conference)
- Round robin
- Two seven-minute periods
- Second and third place play in the semifinal
- First place plays the winner of the semi in the final
With 18 skaters selected, the remaining six spots, as well as the four goalies, will be decided through a fan vote The voting process and the players eligible for the fan vote will be unveiled at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning.
The voting page can be accessed at www.bchl.ca/fanvote.