BCHL grads set to play in Frozen Four

Twenty-two former Penticton Vees will play in the Frozen Four National Collegiate Athletic Association championship

THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE Athletic Association's Frozen Four tournament begins today with BCHL alumni sprinkled on their rosters.

THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE Athletic Association's Frozen Four tournament begins today with BCHL alumni sprinkled on their rosters.

Submitted by the BCHL

The quest to the Frozen Four begins today and 16 teams – featuring 72 BCHL alumni, 22 from the Penticton Vees – will hit the ice at locations all over the National Collegiate Athletic Association map.

Of the 16 teams, 15 of them have at least one BCHL graduate. Michigan Tech has the most with 12. The University of Miami-Ohio is the lone school without a league alum and all 16 BCHL teams are represented.

The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Minnesota State, has eight BCHL alums. They will face the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and their nine BCHL alums on Saturday.

NCAA Tournament Bracket

Prospects wise, 28 NHL teams have at least one draft pick in the tournament and 107 drafted players are included on the 16 rosters. Of those, nine are BCHL grads.

The complete list of BCHL players in the NCAA tournament is as follows (Notes if drafted in brackets):

Minnesota State

Nick Buchanan

Bryce Gervais

Sean Flanagan

Brad McClure

Jaden Schmeisser

Brett Knowles

Jon Jutzi

Cole Huggins

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Brad McGowan

Matt Garbowsky

Brad Reid

Myles Powell

Garrett McMullen

Dan Schuler

Josh Mitchell

Alex Perron-Fontaine

Brandon Thompson

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Brock Crosswaite

Brian Rideout

James Polk

Kyle Mountain

David Pope – (Detroit, 2013)

Luke Nogard

Kirk Thompson

Harvard

Kevin Guiltinan

Luke Esposito

Brayden Jaw

Alexander Kerfoot – (New Jersey, 2012)

Seb Lloyd

Providence College

Brandon Tanev

Josh Monk

Denver University

Danton Heinen – (Boston, 2014)

Joey LaLeggia – (Edmonton, 2012)

Adam Plant

Boston College

Destry Straight

Boston University

Connor LaCouvee

Yale

Dan O’Keefe

Charles Orzetti

Patrick Spano

Minnesota-Duluth

Derik Johnson

Minnesota

Mike Reilly – (Columbus, 2011)

Ryan Reilly

Connor Reilly

North Dakota

Troy Stretcher

Wade Murphy – (Nashville, 2013)

Mark MacMillan – (Montreal, 2010)

Brendan O’Donnell – (Tampa Bay, 2010)

Quinnipiac

Brayden Sherbinin

Devon Toews

Canon Pieper

Bo Pieper

Jonah Renouf

Nathan Renouf

Landon Smith

Travis St. Davis

Michael Garteig

Michigan Tech

Dane Birks – (Pittsburgh, 2013)

Reid Sturos

Alex Gillies

Malcolm Gould

Mason Blackjack

Riley Sweeney

Shana Hanna

Alex Petan

Evan Anderson

Brent Baltus

Walker Hyland

Devin Kero

St. Cloud State

Joey Benik

David Morley

Garrett Milan

Tim Daly