Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BCHL Player Draft Rankings

(Kyle Bigos)

Congrats to the six BCHL players who have landed on Central Scouting's prospect list for the NHL draft. It was really exciting for everyone involved with the Smoke Eaters last year when Grant Rollheiser got picked by the Toronto Maple Leafs. I'm sure fans from these other teams are crossing their fingers for their guys. Here's where the BCHL guys stand:

89 - Curtis McKenzie (Penticton)
115 - Curtis Gedig (Cowichan Valley)
117 - Cory Kane (Vernon)
142 - Spencer Bennet (Surrey)
169 - Kyle Bigos (Vernon)
200 - Wes McLeod (Prince George)

McKenzie being the top prospect is not a surprise after the huge leap forward he made with the Vees this year. Bigos being on their radar despite being an 89 tells you how terrific he was this season. Year after year there's more great BCHL talent showing up on the NHL's radar. Maybe that's why the league, Hockey Canada and the CJHL are trying to form closer ties. Read this article to see what I'm talking about. Mind you there are so few specifics in the article it's very difficult to tell what they actually have planned. I'm just glad they're playing attention.

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