Chiefs chosen to play in prospect showcase

Jordan Kawaguchi and Vincent Desharnais will get the chance to shine in front of National Hockey League talent evaluators.

Two Chilliwack Chiefs are among 12 BCHLers who will play in the annual Canadian Junior Hockey League Top Prospects Game.

To be held Jan. 20 in Oakville, ON, the game is meant to showcase draft-eligible junior A prospects.

Players from five western junior A circuits compete against players from five eastern leagues.

Jordan Kawaguchi and Vincent Desharnais are the Chiefs chosen by the CJHL and the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau.

They’ll be joined by Marcus Vela and Bo Didur of the Langley Rivermen, Jarod Hilderman, Gabe Bast and Lewis Zerter-Gossage of the Penticton Vees, Stefan Wornig and Carmine Buono of the Powell River Kings, Brogan O’Brien (Prince George), Brandon Duhaime (Merritt) and Darien Craighead (Cowichan Valley)