Seven BCHL skaters on NHL radar
The BCHL has landed seven skaters on the Central Scouting Bureau’s final ranking of players eligible for June’s National Hockey League entry draft.
Among the top 210 North American skaters, Prince George Spruce Kings forward Jujhar Khaira checked in at No. 74.
Khaira shot up six spots from the mid-term rankings, finishing the regular season with 29 goals and 79 points in 54 games.
Merritt Centennials defenceman Reece Wilcox was the second highest ranked BCHLer, checking in at No. 90.
Salmon Arm forward Morgan Zulinick ranked 126th.
Penticton Vees forward Wade Murphy ranked 142nd with Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot fitting in at No. 165.
The biggest BCHL mover was Prince George forward and regular season scoring leader Paul De Jersey.
The West Vancouver native was ranked 203rd in the mid-term rankings, shooting all the way up to 98th in the final list.
De Jersey racked up 41 goals and 98 points in 59 regular season games, taking the Brett Hull Trophy and Interior Conference MVP.
Among the top 35 North American goaltenders, Powell River Kings stopper Sean Maguire ranked 28th.
Cole Holowenko, who played in Chilliwack with the Western Hockey League Bruins, made the list at No. 29. Holowenko currently plays for the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders.
No Chilliwack Chiefs made the CSB list.
The full rankings can be found in the draft section of nhl.com.