B.C. U16 shortlist roster announced

Last week Hockey Alberta announced their shortlist and it was stock full of WHL drafted talent. This week B.C. Hockey made their shortlist official. The group will be evaluated while with their club teams and then whittled down to a group of 20 that will represent the British Columbia province at the 2017 Western Canada Challenge Cup in Calgary come October.

Here is the list, with the team that took them in the 2017 bantam draft and when they were signed if they have been signed.


Campbell Arnold       Spokane 2nd round

Braedy Euerby         Vancouver 5th round

Dylan Garand           Kamloops 3rd round-signed 6/13/17.

Koen MacInnes         Saskatoon 2nd round



Dylan Anderson        Everett 4th round

Nicolas Ardanaz

Ethan Brandwood      Kamloops 7th round

Tanner Brown          Vancouver 2nd round-signed on 5/17/17.

Braydon Clark          Prince Albert 3rd round

Aidan De La Gorgendiere     Saskatoon 1st round 5th overall-signed 5/17/17.

Brody Gagno            Prince George 6th round

Ryan Helliwell           Portland 3rd round

Brody Gagno            Prince George  2nd round

Kurtis Smythe          Saskatoon 2nd round

Ryan Watson           Medicine Hat 3rd round



Ethan Bowen            Kelowna 2nd round

Jack Finley              Spokane 1st round 6th overall-signed 6/7/17.

Tyler Horstmann       Edmonton 4th round

Kent Johnson           Everett 10th round

Ben King                 Swift Current 1st round 13th overall-signed 5/23/17.

Kyler Kovich            Red Deer 4th round

John Little                Vancouver 3rd round

Jalen Luypen            Edmonton 9th round

Cameron MacDonald  Brandon 5th round

Wyatt Marlow           Swift Current 10th round

Michael Milne            Kootenay 8th round

Payton Mount           Seattle 1st round 19th overall-signed 6/14/17.

Tyson Phare            Prince George 1st round 18th overall-signed 5/23/17.

Nicolas Porchetta      Everett 10th round

Brandon Santa Juana

Samuel Schofield

Jarrod Semchuk       Kamloops 6th round

Cole Shepard           Vancouver 2nd round

Justin Sourdif           Vancouver 1st round 3rd overall-signed 5/19/17.

Kalen Szeto             Saskatoon 5th round


Jeff Hollick

Spent 16 years as the radio play-by-play voice of the 3-time WHL Champion and 2002 Memorial Cup winning Kootenay ICE. Covered the WHL for over 23 years. Named BCAB Broadcast Performer of the Year in 2011. @JeffHollick on Twitter