BURNABY, B.C. – The 2021 BCHL Showcase begins Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chilliwack Coliseum.
The Prince George Spruce Kings and the Wenatchee Wild kick off the event this afternoon and will mark the start of 18 regular-season games over a five-day stretch, all in the same location.
As is the case with previous BCHL Showcase events, there will be over 100 scouts in attendance, representing all NHL teams and the majority of NCAA Division I programs.
“This event acts as the kickoff to the season and gives our players their first chance to showcase themselves in front of NHL scouts and NCAA coaches,” said BCHL Deputy Commissioner Steven Cocker. “For many players, it’s their first opportunity to start discussions with schools and begin taking steps towards achieving their NCAA Division I goals.”
Fans are also able to attend this year’s BCHL Showcase under Provincial Health Office regulations which cap attendance at 50 per cent.
“The chance to get our fans back into our buildings again and put on a show for them is so important,” said Cocker. “They have been so loyal to their teams and to the league over the past 17 months, so we are thrilled to be able to reward them.”
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Click here to purchase tickets to the BCHL Showcase. Single-game tickets and day passes still available.
About the BCHL:
Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2019-20 alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.
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