The recent installment of the 2018-19 Bauer BCHL Showcase was crawling with scouts looking to recruit the next wave of young hockey players into their respective programs.
It is a chance of a life time for young hockey players to showcase their skills in front of professional scouts representing the NCAA, WHL, NHL and more. The event held in Chilliwack, BC from Sept. 22-24, 2018 was well attended by scouts, who jumped from game-to-game making notes, holding meetings and networking with colleagues.
Numerous NHL teams were represented throughout the three days and for a young player it can be a bit intimidating to know there are such high-level opportunities presenting themselves at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, but it’s also exciting for the prospective players who seem to step up their game in events like this.
The West Kelowna Warriors began their showcase with a shutout win over the top ranked team in the BCHL, (according to the CJHL Weekly Top 20 rankings,) the Prince George Spruce Kings and it was a good way to begin according to Warriors forward, Brandon Dent.
“Well it’s my first time at the BCHL showcase so it’s pretty exciting and we beat the Spruce Kings yesterday 4-0 so that was a great start to our weekend,” Dent commented.
The British Columbia Hockey League is one of the premiere Junior ‘A’ leagues in North America, consisting of 17 teams across the province.