Team White Wins 4-2 Over Team Red in Cents Annual Intrasquad Game

I caught up with Cents Head Coach & GM Luke Pierce following last night’s intrasquad game. You can hear Luke’s thoughts here.
 
(From merrittcentennials.com)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Merritt, BC – August 31, 2011

Team White won the annual Centennials intrasquad game 4-2 over Team Red on Wednesday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Red opened the scoring at 4:43 of the first period on a goal by Bennett Huber (94). They took a 2-0 lead at the 5:06 mark of the second period with Cents veteran Sean Maktaak (92) scoring unassisted.

David Sabey (91) from Jacob Taylor (95) and Dominic Centis (93) got White on the board at 9:20 of the second, but Red still held a 2-1 advantage heading into the final period.

Regan Soquila (93) from Jakob Reichert (93) and Richard Sabourin (92) knotted the game for Team White just 33 seconds in the third period and Merrittonian Payton Schaefer (93) gave White the lead at 6:37. Taylor drew his second assist of the night on Schaefer’s marker.

Blake Roney (93) provided the insurance for White with a goal at the 7:52 mark with an assist to Dylan Playfair (92).

Tyler Steel (93) got the win for Team White while Lino Chimienti (91) took the loss for Red. Jared Knott (92) and Phoenix Logan-Hill (94) also tended goal for Team Red. Sky Buller (92) started the game for White before giving way to Steel midway through the second period.

Healthy scratches for the game included Steve Wall (91), Billy Marshall (91), Brandon Pfeil (92) and Dustin Lebrun (92).

INTER-SQUAD GAME at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Team White 4, Team Red 2

Goal Scorers

White
1. David Sabey (Jacob Taylor, Dominic Centis)
2. Regan Soquila (Jakob Reichert, Richard Sabourin)
3. Payton Schaefer (Jacob Taylor)
4. Blake Roney (Dylan Playfair)

Red
1. Bennett Huber (Sean Maktaak, Scotty Patterson)
2. Sean Maktaak (unassisted)

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 1
9 – 10 a.m. – Losing Team Releases
10 – 11 a.m. – Winning Team Releases
12 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine – Remaining Players Only)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Group Meeting with Remaining Players
3 – 5 p.m. – Practice
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Team Run

Cents Training Camp Recap: Day Three

(From MerrittCentennials.com)

Merritt Centennials Training Camp Day Three Recap

Day Three of training camp is complete after a practice each in the morning and a spirited 3-on-3 competition in the evening for both Team Red and Team White .

The roster still sits at 45 players (26 forwards, 14 defensemen, 5 goaltenders) for the annual Red versus White game tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Admission for the game is just $2 at the door.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 31

9 – 10:15 a.m. – White Practice

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Red Practice

12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine)

1 – 3 p.m. – Player Interviews (with select players)

7 – 9:30 p.m. – Red vs. White Inter-squad Game

Team Red Wins First Intrasquad Game 5-4 Over Team White:

A good crowd was on hand last night at Memorial Arena to catch the Centennials first intrasquad game of training camp, with Team Red coming out on top 5-4 over Team White.

I’ve had a few people ask me about posting the camp rosters, but Cents coach and GM Luke Pierce has asked that I don’t go public with them.

On the Cents website today, there is a scoring summary though:

Merritt Centennials Training Camp Day Two Recap

Day Two of training camp is complete following the first of two inter-squad games. The roster sits at 45 players (26 forwards, 14 defensemen, 5 goaltenders).

INTER-SQUAD GAME at 7:00 pm, Monday, August 29, 2011

Team Red 5, Team White 4

Goal Scorers

Red
1. Scotty Patterson (Sean Maktaak, Evan Stack)
2. Sean Maktaak (Evan Stack)
3. Evan Stack (Scotty Patterson, Ross Mancuso)
4. Reece Willcox (Blake Culbert)
5. Jordan Salahor (unassisted)

White
1. Brendan Lamont (Regan Soquila, Steve Wall)
2. Billy Marshall (Brendan Lamont)
3. Payton Schaefer (unassisted)
4. Jordan Steel (Dylan Playfair, Brandon Pfeil)

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Tuesday, Aug. 30
10 – 11 a.m. – Team White Practice
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Team Red Practice
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine)
7 – 7:45 p.m. – Team White 3 on 3
8 – 8:45 p.m. – Team Red 3 on 3

I caught up with Assistant Coach and Assistant GM Joe Martin following the game:

Cents 2011 Training Camp Day One Schedule:

Well, today’s the day that Cents have been waiting for since March 1, it’s the opening of the 2011-12 season with training camp at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Here’s how today’s schedule breaks down:

1 – 2 p.m. – Camp Orientation at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
3 – 4:15 p.m. – Team Red Fitness Test
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Team White Fitness Test

I hope to have Cents Head Coach & GM Luke Pierce’s thoughts on day one’s fitness testing later today or early tomorrow. I also hope to get a camp roster posted too, if Luke allows me to. I know some teams don’t like to post their camp rosters online and if Luke doesn’t want me to, I’ll respect that.

Cents Head Coach & Luke Pierce Talks Training Camp:

Cents head coach & GM Luke Pierce joined me on Thursday to talk about the upcoming season and training camp, which starts today with up to 45 players expected in Merritt for orientation and fitness testing.

A sample of topics covered in the interview include:
– D Kameran Crawford’s request to be moved
– Players at WHL training camps (Jakob Reichert – Victoria, Reece Willcox, Dylan Chanter – Portland)
– Goaltending situation with Lino Chimienti and Tyler Steel returning
– Leadership core of 2011-12 Cents
– Sense of urgency with the team
– Potential of local players

Cents Training Camp Begins this Sunday:

This was in yesterday’s Merritt Herald and I think it’s interesting to note the recruited players mention by name in the article.

Here’s the line on the guys mentioned…

F Trevor Forward (94)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=130678
D Ross Mancuso (92)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=126557
D Owen Solecki (94)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=125351
F Payton Schaefer (93)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=94964
F Eric Schmidt (93)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=95846
(Elite Prospects has Eric confused with F Eric Schmit (92), who’s from Strathmore, AB and played with Puget Sound. Eric Schmidt played Merritt Minor Hockey last season)
F Brendan Colter (93)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=127310

Cents’ training camp begins this Sunday
By Ian Webster – Merritt Herald

“We’re excited, for sure.”

Those were the succinct words of head coach and GM Luke Pierce on the eve of the Merritt Centennials​’ fall training camp, slated to get underway this Sunday with an orientation session at 1 p.m., followed by fitness testing from 3 – 5:45 p.m.

This year’s five-day camp will look and feel very different from the past few seasons. Gone are the 100+ players in attendance, and endless rounds of scrimmages. Instead, just 40-45 invitees are expected to report to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Sunday, including a record 18 returnees from the last season’s 2010-11 BCHL campaign.

The camp schedule features just two full-blown intersquad games, on Monday and Wednesday nights, surrounded by many more practise times, meetings and player interviews.

“It’s a completely different feeling from last year at this time,” says Pierce, “where there was a lot of uncertainty. This time around, we have a big group of returning players, combined with a good group of youngsters. By keeping it small, the hope is that the guys will bond a lot quicker. And we’re going to get to work right away on establishing our culture, our identity.”

Competition at camp is expected to be fierce as veterans and rookies battle for the 21 coveted positions on the local Junior A team. That number is two lower than in past BCHL seasons, and was just one of several significant changes implemented by the league during a busy off-season.

New faces to this year’s training camp will be from far and wide. They include Trevor Forward from Newfoundland, Rob Mancuso from Texas, and Owen Solecki out of Burn’s Lake in north-central B.C.

Somewhat more familiar local hockey products invited to the Cents’ camp are Payton Schaefer, Eric Schmidt, Brendan Colter and possibly Justin Sulz and Russell Sanderson.

Pierce, along with newly-hired assistant coach and assistant GM Joe Martin, will waste little time paring the numbers down as training camp progresses.

“I anticipate trimming training camp down to 30 [players] by Thursday,” explains Pierce, “and then down to 24-5 following our first two exhibition games against Prince George and Westside. By the last weekend of exhibition play, I’d like to see us be at 21-2. We want to use those final exhibition games to really prepare for our season, and not really to make a bunch of last minute decisions.”

Pierce states that a strong start to the regular season is one of his clear goals for this year’s Centennials’ team. “It’s something we haven’t been able to achieve in the past.”

The Cents’ bench boss feels that getting out of the gate fast is going to be crucial if his team is going to achieve his other stated objectives – to remain in the mix at the top of the BCHL’s Interior Division and to make the play-offs.

The latter goal became all that much more of a challenge when the league declared during the summer that only the top four teams in each of the divisions would proceed to the post-season.

Cents Release Training Camp Schedule:

I missed posting this on the blog last week, but the Centennials have released their training camp schedule, which starts a week from Sunday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Merritt, BC – Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce their 2011-12 Training Camp schedule. (Subject to change without notice).

Sunday, Aug. 28
1 – 2 p.m. – Camp Orientation @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
3 – 4:15 p.m. – Team Red Fitness Test
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Team White Fitness Test

Monday, Aug. 29
8:30 – 10 a.m. – Red Practice
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – White Practice
12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine)
1 – 2:30 p.m. – Player Interviews (with select players)
7– 9:30 p.m. – Red vs. White Inter-squad Game

Tuesday, Aug. 30
10 – 11 a.m. – Losing Team Practice
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Winning Team Practice
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine)
7 – 7:45 p.m. – Team White 3 on 3
8 – 8:45 p.m. – Team Red 3 on 3

Wednesday, Aug. 31
9 – 10:15 a.m. – White Practice
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Red Practice
12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine)
1 – 3 p.m. – Player Interviews (with select players)
7 – 9:30 p.m. – Red vs. White Inter-squad Game

Thursday, Sept. 1
9 – 10 a.m. – Losing Team Releases
10 – 11 a.m. – Winning Team Releases
12 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Arena Mezzanine – Remaining Players Only)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Group Meeting with Remaining Players
3 – 5 p.m. – Practice
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Team Run

Friday, Sept. 2
10 – 10:45 a.m. – Pre-game Skate
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Skate for Players Not Dressing
1:30 p.m. – Depart for 100 Mile House
3 p.m. – Pre-game Meal in Clinton
7 p.m. – Exhibition Game in 100 Mile House vs. Prince George Spruce Kings

Cents Intrasquad Game, Recent Moves:

My coaching debut wasn’t much of a success as Team Merritt News (Team Black) blanked Team Q101 (Team White) 5-0 in the Cents annual intrasquad game last night. There was a GREAT crowd at the game, the amount of interest in the Centennials this season is as high as I’ve seen it in my eight years in Merritt.

After the game, the Cents trimmed their training camp roster by nine more players: Forwards Daylan Robertson, Brad Robinson, Ben Reinbolt, Caleb Staniland and River Lafferty, defencemen Lucas Hildebrand and Brett DeFrias, and goaltenders Dusty Hyde and Dylan Quinn. The cuts leave 34 players still with the team, including veterans. Not included in that total are Jakob Reichert and Austin Baecker, as both left training camp to attend WHL camps with Chilliwack and Seattle respectively. Here’s the summary from the Cents website:

Merritt, BC – August 27, 2010

The Merritt Centennials played their annual intrasquad game Friday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 33 Cents hopefuls took to the ice that saw Team Black skate away with a 5-0 victory over Team White. The Centennials coaching staff now has the task of reducing the team’s roster to no more than 23 players for the regular season opener on the road Friday September 10 in Trail.

Dustin Lebrun (92) and Eric Schmidt (93) each led Black with a goal and an assist. Jared Andersen (90), Cole Buckley (92), and Michael Hails (94) shared the shutout in goal for Team Black. The game featured four fights. There were two in the second period, one between Silvan Harper (92) and Sean Maktaak (92), and one between Harper and Steve Tresierra (90). Joshua McGladdery (92) battled Brent Fletcher (92) while Lebrun locked horns with Kyle Clerke (92) in the third period.

Scoring Summary:

First Period

1. Black, Alexander MacMillan (Max Vallis) 8:04

2. Black, Silvan Harper (Chad Brears, Brent Fletcher) 8:12

Second Period

3. Black, Dustin Lebrun (Ryan Skinner, Eric Schmidt) 6:42 PP

4. Black, Schmidt (Lebrun) 17:52

Third Period

5. Black, Evan Stack (Brett DeFrias, Kameran Crawford) 7:07

Team Black (Merritt News)

Co-coaches: Bill Pierce, John O’Connor

11 – Evan Stack (91)
12 – Dylan Playfair (92)
14 – Payton Schaefer (93)
15 – Max Vallis (91)
16 – Chad Brears (91)
17 – Alexander MacMillan (90)
19 – Brent Fletcher (92)
21 – Eric Schmidt (93)
22 – Silvan Harper (92)
23 – David Sabey (91)
23 – Jordan Salahor (93)
25 – Dustin Lebrun (92)

26 – Brett DeFrias (93)
27 – Kameran Crawford (91)
28 – Jeff Zmurchyk (90)
29 – Brandon Pfeil (92)
30 – Conor McCoach (93)
31 – Ryan Skinner (92)

Black – Jared Andersen (90)
Red – Cole Buckley (92)
Grey – Michael Hails (94)

Team White (Q101)

Co-coaches: Cliff Nokleby, Brian Wiebe, Alex Grebenyuk

11 – Jeff Jones (91)
12 – Kyle Clerke (92)
13 – Regan Soquila (93)
14 – Dustin Johnson (90)
15 – Sean Maktaak (92)
16 – Daylan Robertson (94)
18 – Brad Robinson (92)
21 – Brent Baltus (92)
22 – Joshua McGladdery (92)
23 – Ben Reinbolt (92)
24 – Stephen Wall (91)
25 – Caleb Staniland (92)
26 – River Lafferty (94)

27 – Steve Tresierra (90)
28 – Richard Sabourin (92)
29 – Billy Marshall (91)
30 – Mitchell Hewson (93)
1 – Doug Chadwick (92)
35 – Lucas Hildebrand (91)

White – Ryan Garber (91)
Blue – Dusty Hyde (91)
Gold – Dylan Quinn (93)

I talked with Cents coach and GM Luke Pierce after the game…

Cents Head Coach & GM Luke Pierce

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Here’s a look at recent moves by ex-BCHL players:

F Paul Kariya (Penticton, 1990-92) will miss the 2010-11 season as he recovers from post-concussion syndrome. Kariya had 18 goals and 25 assists in 75 games with St. Louis Blues (NHL) last season. He is an unrestricted free agent. . . .

F Matthew Bahen (Salmon Arm, 2001-02) signed a one year contract with Gjøvik (Norway 2). Bahen had two goals and no assists in 13 games with York University (CIS) last season. . . .

F Darcy Zajac (Salmon Arm, 2004-06) inked a one year deal with Trenton Devils (ECHL). Zajac notched eight goals and 11 assists in 41 games with University of North Dakota (NCAA) last season. . . .

D TJ Miller (Surrey/Penticton, 2004-06) has agreed to a one year contract with Trenton Devils (ECHL). Miller had four goals and 11 assists in 39 games with Northern Michigan University (NCAA) in 2009-10. . . .

F Evan Barlow (Salmon Arm, 2003-05) signed a try out contract with Rogle (Allsvenskan Sweden) after not receiving a contract offer from from HIFK (ET Finland). Barlow had 32 goals and 43 assists in 58 games with Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) last season. He also played eight games with Abbotsford Heat (AHL), scoring a goal and three assists. . . .

First Round of Cents Training Camp Cuts, Recent Moves:

The Cents pared their training camp roster down to 58 players (plus returnees and signees Jakob Reichert and Jared Andersen) today with the first round of cuts.

I had the chance to chat with Cents assistant coach Chad DeLeeuw after the last players were evaluated and released.

Cents Assistant Coach Chad DeLeeuw

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Returning players Jeff Jones, Kam Crawford, Dustin Johnson, Austin Baecker, Alexander MacMillan, David Sabey, Steve Tresierra, Stephen Wall, Silvan Harper and acquisition Jared Andersen joined practice tonight and will take part in scrimmages starting tomorrow. Defenceman Jordan Paddock (93) isn’t included on any of the roster sheets the team handed out, but Cents coach and GM Luke Pierce assured me that Paddock is still in camp. Here are the new teams after the first round of cuts:

Team White

Forwards
Jeff Jones (91) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Kyle Clerke (92) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Evan Stack (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Jakob Reichert (93) – Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL)
Brandon Briere (92) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)
Dylan Playfair (92) – Penticton Lakers (KIJHL)
Ben Reinbolt (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Brendan Colter (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Chris Williamson (91) – HC Ambri-Priotta U20 (SUI)
Daylan Robertson (94) – Merritt Midget Rep

Defence
Kameran Crawford (91) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Corey Dubbledam (93) – Vancouver NE Chiefs (BCMML)
Brandon Pfeil (92) – Grandview Steelers (PIJHL)
Billy Marshall (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Daniel Buchanan (93) – Thompson Blazers (BCMML)

Goaltenders
Ryan Garber (91) – Grand Forks Border Bruins (KIJHL)
Dylan Quinn (93) – Prince George Midget AAA
Michael Hails (94) – Vernon Midget AAA

Team Black

Forwards
Dustin Johnson (90) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Brett Orser (92) – Mission Icebreakers (PIJHL)
Caleb Staniland (92) – Aldergrove Kodiaks (PIJHL)
Jordan Salahor (93) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Max Vallis (91) – PF Changs U18 AAA
Colten Defrias (91) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)
Briar McNaney (93) – Columbia Valley Rockies (KIJHL)
Brent Baltus (92) – North Island Silvertips (BCMML)
Dane Carlson (93) – Cranbrook Ice AA
Jeffrey Coates (91) – Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep AAAA

Defence
Austin Baecker (92) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Richard Sabourin (92) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Taylor Greatrex (92) – North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL)
Conor McCoach (93) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Tim Martens (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)

Goaltenders
Jared Andersen (90) – Grand Prairie Storm (AJHL)
Layne Swier (91) – Blackfalds Wranglers (HJHL)

Team Red

Forwards
Stephen Wall (91) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Silvan Harper (92) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Brad Robinson (92) – Kerry Park Islanders (VIJHL)
Dustin Lebrun (92) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Chad Brears (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Dylan Sahara (93) – Penticton Midget AAA
Eric Schmidt (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Brent Fletcher (92) – New Westminster Midget Royals
Brock Wellicome (93) – Valley West Hawks (BCMML)
Josh McSkimming (93) – Cranbrook Ice AA

Defence
Jeff Zmurchyk (90) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Lucas Hildebrand (91) – Grand Forks Border Bruins (KIJHL)
Adrian Coulter (93) – Fort St. James Midget Stars
Doug Chadwick (92) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)
Brandon Parmar (93) – South Island Thunderbirds (BCMML)

Goaltenders
Mitchell Sheridan (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Jared Rathjen (94) – Cariboo Cougars (BCMML)

Team Blue

Forwards
Alexander MacMillan (90) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
David Sabey (91) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Colton Schell (92) – Penticton Lakers (KIJHL)
Sean Maktaak (92) – Creston Thundercats (KIJHL)
Regan Soquila (93) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Kevin Kassulat (91) – MN Flying Aces (MNJHL)
Payton Schaefer (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Joshua McGladdery (92) – Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA
River Lafferty (94) – Carlyle Cougars
Marco Finucci – (91) – Squamish Wolf Pack (PIJHL)

Defence
Steve Tresierra (90) – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Brett Defrias (93) – Kamloops Storm (KIJHL)
Ryan Skinner (92) – Kamloops Storm (KIJHL)
Mitchell Hewson (93) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Tyler Jones (92) – Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)

Goaltenders
Dusty Hyde (91) – Cold Lake Ice (NEAJBHL)
Cole Buckley (92) – Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL)
Russel Sanderson (94) – Merritt Midget Rep

Here’s what the remainder of camp looks like:

Thursday August 26th, 2010

Fitness Testing
Red/Black: 8:30am – 10:00am
Blue/White: 10:00am – 11:30am

Ice Time
Red vs. Black: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Blue vs. White: 2:15pm – 3:30pm

Goaltender Session 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Ice Time
Red vs. White: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Black vs. Blue: 7:15pm – 8:30pm

Friday August 27th, 2010

Ice Time
Black vs. White: 8:30am – 9:45am
Player Interviews: 10:00am – 11:00am

Ice Time
Blue vs. Red: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Player Interviews: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

*All remaining players will participate in the Annual Intrasquad game. Subsequent meetings for all remaining players will occur in the later afternoon.

2010 Merritt Centennials Intrasquad Game

TEAM Q101 VS. TEAM MERRITT NEWS

Warm Up 5:55pm
Game Time: 6:30pm

*Final Evaluation
(Coaching staff will meet with all players remaining in camp)

RECENT MOVES

D Willie Mitchell (Kelowna, 1994-95) signed a two year contract worth 3.5 million dollars per season with Los Angeles Kings (NHL). Mitchell scored four goals and eight assists in 48 games with Vancouver Canucks (NHL) last season. . . .

2010-11 Cents Training Camp Rosters:

Training camp opens today for the Centennials, I had the chance to grab a copy of the rosters heading into the first sessions. I’ve tried to post a link to the player’s stats if they’re available online.

Team Gold

Forwards
Mathew Norman (94) – Okanagan Hockey Academy Junior Varsity AA
Kevin Lourens (91) – Abbotsford Pilots (PIJHL)
Caleb Staniland (92) – Aldergrove Kodiaks (PIJHL)
Dylan Richardson (92) – Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)
Josh McSkimming (93) – Cranbrook Ice AA
Marco Finucci – (91) – Squamish Wolf Pack (PIJHL)
Scott Mackey (92) – Delta Ice Hawks (PIJHL)
Payton Schaefer (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Bruce Silvera (90) – Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL)

Defence
Corey Dubbledam (93) – Vancouver NE Chiefs (BCMML)
Daniel Buchanan (93) – Thompson Blazers (BCMML)
Doug Chadwick (92) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)
Lucas Hildebrand (91) – Grand Forks Border Bruins (KIJHL)

Goaltenders
Dylan Quinn (93) – Prince George Midget AAA
Layne Swier (91) – Blackfalds Wranglers (HJHL)
Mitchell Sheridan (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)

Team White

Forwards
Conor Enright (93) – North Shore Winter Club Midget AAA
Kyle Clerke (92) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Brendan Colter (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Jaymes Veitch (94) – Creston Midget AAA
Jordan Salahor (93) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Spencer Kristensen (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Colton Schell (92) – Penticton Lakers (KIJHL)
Max Vallis (91) – PF Changs U18 AAA
Brandon Briere (92) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)

Defence
Dawson Leblond (93) – Terrace Midget Rep
Brandon Parmar (93) – South Island Thunderbirds (BCMML)
Richard Sabourin (92) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)

Goaltenders
Michael Desimone (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Dusty Hyde (91) – Cold Lake Ice (NEAJBHL)

Team Grey

Forwards
Ben Reinbolt (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Mak Barden (93) – Valley West Hawks (BCMML)
Dane Carlson (93) – Cranbrook Ice AA
Mikel Brewer (93) – Grand Forks Border Bruins (KIJHL)
Lee Orpen (93) – North Island Silvertips (BCMML)
Colten Defrias (91) – Chase Chiefs (KIJHL)
River Lafferty (94) – Carlyle Cougars
Jeffrey Coates (91) – Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep AAAA
Briar McNaney (93) – Columbia Valley Rockies (KIJHL)

Defence
Mitchell Hewson (93) – Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)
Brett Defrias (93) – Kamloops Storm (KIJHL)
Brandon Pfeil (92) – Grandview Steelers (PIJHL)
Brodie Clark (91) – North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL)

Goaltenders
Russel Sanderson (94) – Merritt Midget Rep
Ryan Garber (91) – Grand Forks Border Bruins (KIJHL)

Team Blue

Forwards
Spencer Brodt (91) – Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)
Brock Wellicome (93) – Valley West Hawks (BCMML)
Brent Baltus (92) – North Island Silvertips (BCMML)
Daylan Robertson (94) – Merritt Midget Rep
Eric Schmidt (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Brett Orser (92) – Mission Icebreakers (PIJHL)
Chris Williamson (91) – HC Ambri-Priotta U20 (SUI)
Jakob Reichert (93) – Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL)
Brent Fletcher (92) – New Westminster Midget Royals
Sam Nigg (93) – Penticton Midget AAA

Defence
Alex Bond (93) – Coquitlam Midget
Tyler Jones (92) – Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)
Kenny Whitford (91) – Penticton Lakers (KIJHL)
Lee Muir (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)

Goaltenders
Cole Buckley (92) – Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL)
Michael Hails (94) – Vernon Midget AAA


Team Red

Forwards
Marc Lepine (92) – Raylin Midget AA
Brad Robinson (92) – Kerry Park Islanders (VIJHL)
Dylan Sahara (93) – Penticton Midget AAA
Kevin Leschuk (93) – Chase Midget Broncos
Evan Stack (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Dylan Playfair (92) – Penticton Lakers (KIJHL)
Jackson Playfair (94) – Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep AAAA
Sean Maktaak (92) – Creston Thundercats (KIJHL)
Mike Keyes (93) – North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL)

Defence
Tim Martens (92) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Ryan Skinner (92) – Kamloops Storm (KIJHL)
Adrian Coulter (93) – Fort St. James Midget Stars
Craig Cobbett (92) – Notre Dame Midget AA

Goaltenders
Jared Rathjen (94) – Cariboo Cougars (BCMML)
James Leonard (93) – Kamloops Midget AAA

Team Black

Forwards
Devon Grossler (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Cole Fex (93) – Merritt Midget Rep
Dustin Lebrun (92) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Regan Soquila (93) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Joshua McGladdery (92) – Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA
Tyler Porteous (91) – St. Albert Steel (AJHL)
Kevin Kassulat (91) – MN Flying Aces (MNJHL)
Kurtis Hagan (92) – Vernon AAA
Andrew Nichols (91) – North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL)

Defence
Billy Marshall (91) – Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Conor McCoach (93) – Vancouver North East Chiefs (BCMML)
Taylor Greatrex (92) – North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL)
Jordan Paddock (93) – Regina Pat Canadians (Saskatchewan Midget AAA)

Goaltenders
Tyler Moffat (93) – Calgary Midget AA Royals
Nolan Bowker (91) – Beaverlodge Blades (NWJHL)