Chilliwack trio among top U-17s

Three Chilliwack Minor Hockey products have earned the right to play in the U-17 B.C. Cup, which takes place May 12-15 in Salmon Arm.

Forward Brad King and goaltenders RJ Bruni and Josh Halpenny fought their way through an evaluation gauntlet that concluded with an invite-only evaluation camp in Langley last weekend.

Ninety-five players were invited and the Chilliwack three are among 84 1995-born players who will participate in the tournament.

Halpenny and King both spent this season with the Fraser Valley Bruins of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, while Bruni played for the CMHA midget A1 team.

The B.C. Cup is heavily scouted by the BCHL, WHL and NCAA, with legions of scouts in attendance.