Penticton Vees defenceman Jonny Tychonick during Royal Bank Cup action last season. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Penticton Vees’ named league all-stars

Three players voted to the BCHL all-star team

Three Penticton Vees players were voted as league all-stars — defenceman Jonny Tychonick, goaltender Adam Scheel and defenceman Nicky Leivermann.

The votes are gathered from the BCHL play-by-play broadcasters.

Tychonick was voted as a first team all-star on defence, along with the Wenatchee Wild’s Cooper Zech.

Related: Vees Tychonick named to CJHL Top Prospects game

Tychonick, from Calgary, scored nine goals and added 38 assists in 48 regular season games in his second year in the BCHL. His 47 points were more than double what he scored as a rookie last year. He also represented Canada at the World Junior A Challenge, winning gold with Team Canada West in Truro, Nova Scotia. He was ranked on NHL Central Scouting as the 45th ranked North American skater for this years NHL Entry Draft. He will attend the University of North Dakota next season.

Goaltender Adam Scheel was voted as a second team all-star. Scheel, from Lakewood, Ohio, finished near the top of every statistical category for BCHL goaltenders this season. In his first year north of the border, the 18-year-old goalie posted a record of 29-10-2-3 with a 2.08 goals against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts.

Related: Penticton Vees goalie duo packs a punch

His win total led the BCHL, while he finished second in goals against and fourth in save percentage amongst qualified goalies. He was also ranked by NHL Central Scouting as the 23rd ranked North American goalie for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in June. He will also attend the University of North Dakota next season.

Leivermann was voted to the league’s All-Rookie Team. Leivermann, from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was limited to 43 games this season but still scored 10 goals and added 27 assists. The 19 year old was selected 187th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Related: Vees defencemen leading the charge in point production

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