The fourth annual Bauer BCHL Showcase will be in Chilliwack Sept.24-27 at Prospera Centre, the league announced Thursday.
An extra day has been added to this year’s Showcase in order to allow all games to be played on Prospera Centre’s main ice.
“Chilliwack has been a gracious host and has provided a beautiful venue in Prospera Centre for the Bauer BCHL Showcase since its inception in 2012,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release. “Our teams and players get optimum exposure to scouts from the college and professional ranks and the opportunities gained as a result speak for themselves.”
Since the first Showcase, the BCHL has had 12 players selected in the NHL Entry Draft with another five projected to be drafted this June. Over the last three seasons, the league has also averaged 132 players with college commitments, 114 of those to the NCAA Division I level.
The ability of scouts to evaluate players will only be enhanced this coming September as Prospera’s main sheet will be used exclusively, which will also improve the fan experience at the Showcase.
“The Chilliwack Chiefs and Prospera Centre are proud to again welcome the university and professional hockey scouts of North America as well as junior hockey fans from across the BCHL,” said Chiefs president Glen Ringdal.
All matchups for the 2015 Bauer BCHL Showcase will be released after the conclusion of the league annual general meeting June 4 to 6.