Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Capitals will see two Interior Division opponents at the league’s annual showcase this season.
In the first matchup to take place at the five-day event, the Capitals will see the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday, Sep 20, and will face off against the West Kelowna Warriors on Thursday, Sep 21. Puck drop for both of those games in Chilliwack is at 4:00 pm; both will be broadcast on 89.7 Juice FM and hockeytv.com, the league’s pay-per-view webcast provider.
Last season, the Capitals won both games at the Showcase for the first time in the event’s five-year history, beating the Surrey Eagles 3-2 on Sep 22 of last year, and doubling up the Merritt Centennials 4-2 on Sep 23.
Below is the release issued by the BCHL league office earlier today:
The matchups are set for the sixth Bauer BCHL Showcase happening Sept. 20 to 24 at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.
All 17 teams will again play two games each at the Showcase for a total of 17 games at the event. All games count in the regular-season standings.
The Showcase will have a strong presence of scouts from the college and NHL ranks with as many as 200 talent evaluators are expected to attend. The Showcase, which started in 2012, has featured such players as NHLers Troy Stecher, Danton Heinen and Tyson Jost as well as 19 NHL draft picks including Dante Fabbro, Dennis Cholowski, Adam Tambellini, Jack Ramsey, Dane Birks and Nolan De Jong.
All games this year will be played on the main sheet of ice at Prospera Centre. Ticket information and other details will be released at a later date.
The schedule is as follows:
|Sept. 20||4 p.m.||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||Cowichan Valley Capitals|
|7 p.m.||West Kelowna Warriors||Coquitlam Express|
|Sept. 21||10 a.m.||Surrey Eagles||Salmon Arm Silverbacks|
|1 p.m.||Merritt Centennials||Langley Rivermen|
|4 p.m.||Cowichan Valley Capitals||West Kelowna Warriors|
|7:30 p.m.||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||Vernon Vipers|
|Sept. 22||10 a.m.||Prince George Spruce Kings||Merritt Centennials|
|1 p.m.||Vernon Vipers||Powell River Kings|
|4 p.m.||Penticton Vees||Alberni Valley Bulldogs|
|7:30 p.m.||Nanaimo Clippers||Chilliwack Chiefs|
|Sept. 23||10 a.m.||Powell River Kings||Trail Smoke Eaters|
|1 p.m.||Wenatchee Wild||Nanaimo Clippers|
|4 p.m.||Victoria Grizzlies||Prince George Spruce Kings|
|7:30 p.m.||Chilliwack Chiefs||Penticton Vees|
|Sept. 24||10 a.m.||Langley Rivermen||Wenatchee Wild|
|1 p.m.||Coquitlam Express||Victoria Grizzlies|
|4 p.m.||Trail Smoke Eaters||Surrey Eagles|