BCHC Prospects Game

Nov 17th, 2023 – PJHL Media

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the Pacific Junior Hockey League Roster that will compete in the second annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 28th at the McArthur Park Arena in Kamloops, BC.

The PJHL’s roster selection process has been guided by Head Coach Aldo Bruno, Assistant Coaches Andy Liboiron and Cullen Revel, and Operation Managers Derek Bedard, Will Kump and Clayton Robinson over the past month. Prospects Game rosters are composed primarily of 2006- and 2007-born players, with a maximum of six 2005-born players eligible to be selected.

The PJHL’s Top Prospects Bus will travel to Kamloops from Chilliwack on Monday, November 27th where they will practice and attend an event banquet prior to the game the next day. The 2023 BCHC Top Prospects Game will face off at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 28th and will be broadcast on Flo Hockey.

Click here to download: 2023 PJHL Team BCHC Roster Kamloops


Oct 11th, 2023 – PJHL Media

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the coaches and team staff that will be a part of the second annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 28th at McArthur Park Arena in Kamloops, BC.

The PJHL’s Top Prospects team will be led by longtime Grandview Steelers head coach Aldo Bruno. He will be assisted by Richmond Sockeyes head coach Cullen Revel and Surrey Knights head coach Andy Liboiron, while the team’s Operations Manager position is being split between a trio of PJHL general managers — Derek Bedard (Ridge Meadows Flames), Will Kump (Richmond Sockeyes) and Clayton Robinson (Chilliwack Jets). Meanwhile, Abbotsford Pilots trainer Kristalee Walchuk will return for a second year as the PJHL’s Athletic Trainer & Equipment Manager.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to lead the PJHL Top Prospects team and work with Andy, Cullen and the rest of our staff,” says Bruno. “It’s great to be able to support the best young players in the PJHL and see them have this unique chance to gain additional exposure to higher levels of hockey.”

Meanwhile, the KIJHL Top Prospects team staff includes head coach Dave Hnatiuk (Grand Forks Border Bruins) and assistant coaches Briar McNaney (Nelson Leafs) and Jiri Novak (Revelstoke Grizzlies), with Lance Morey (Nelson Leafs) in the role of Operations Manager position and Brian Burdikin (Grand Forks Border Bruins) serving as the Athletic Trainer & Equipment Manager.


Sept 28th, 2023 – PJHL Media

The British Columbia Hockey Conference is excited to announce details of its second annual Prospects Game, which will be hosted by the Kamloops Storm on Tuesday, November 28th at McArthur Park Arena.

The 2023 BCHC Prospects Game will see the top young players from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and Pacific Junior Hockey League face off in front of scouts from the Western Hockey League and a number of post-secondary hockey programs. The coaching staffs for the KIJHL and PJHL teams will be announced shortly, with rosters for the game expected to be finalized in late October.

The first annual BCHC Prospects Game was contested in Chilliwack on November 22, 2022, with Team KIJHL edging out the PJHL with a narrow 4-3 victory. That game was played when the two leagues still held the Junior B designation, and players advancing included the KIJHL’s Ben Edwards (Victoria Royals, WHL), Kent Moors (Cowichan Valley, BCHL), Damon Cunningham (Nipawin, SJHL) and Austin Seibel (Dauphin, MJHL), and the PJHL’s Brandon Osborne (Cowichan Valley, BCHL), Dylan Emerson (Merritt, BCHL), Andrew Casellato (Battlefords, SJHL), Brayden Sinclair (Battlefords, SJHL) and Payton Hu (La Ronge, SJHL),

“Last year’s BCHC Prospects Game proved to be extremely competitive and well received by coaches and scouts,” says KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois. “We’re very excited for the KIJHL and the Kamloops Storm to host this event in November and continue to make this a tremendous experience for the top young Junior A players in British Columbia.”

The respective Prospects Game teams will arrive in Kamloops on November 27th for a team practice and banquet dinner. Game day activities will include a morning skate, team meetings and video sessions.

“The Kamloops Storm are thrilled to be the first KIJHL franchise to host the BCHC Prospects Game and showcase the best young talent in our two leagues,” says Kamloops Storm general manager Matt Kolle. “We have a tremendous fan base that I know will embrace this outstanding event.”