Again, Prospera Centre in Chilliwack will play host and this season’s event will take place over three days – Sept. 20, 21 and 22. This year’s event is the seventh consecutive Showcase the BCHL has held.
Unlike last year, both sheets of ice will be used at Prospera Centre which will allow the event to be run in 72 hours rather than the five days that it took last year using only the main arena.
Each team will play two games that count in the standings and the event is expected to attract serious attention from members of the NHL and NCAA scouting ranks. Each Showcase to date has seen almost all NHL teams and the majority of NCAA teams present with as many as 200 scouts attending in all.
The schedule for this year’s Showcase is as follows:
|Thursday, Sept. 20||10 a.m.||Penticton Vees||Surrey Eagles||Main|
|1 p.m.||Langley Rivermen||Trail Smoke Eaters||Main|
|1:30 p.m.||West Kelowna Warriors||Prince George Spruce Kings||Secondary|
|4 p.m.||Powell River Kings||Coquitlam Express||Main|
|4:30 p.m.||Vernon Vipers||Nanaimo Clippers||Secondary|
|7 p.m.||Victoria Grizzlies||Merritt Centennials||Main|
|Friday, Sept. 21||10 a.m.||Trail Smoke Eaters||Powell River Kings||Main|
|1 p.m.||Nanaimo Clippers||West Kelowna Warriors||Main|
|1:30 p.m.||Wenatchee Wild||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||Secondary|
|4 p.m.||Prince George Spruce Kings||Penticton Vees||Main|
|4:30 p.m.||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||Victoria Grizzlies||Secondary|
|7 p.m.||Cowichan Valley Capitals||Chilliwack Chiefs||Main|
|Saturday, Sept. 22||1 p.m.||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||Main|
|1:30 p.m.||Coquitlam Express||Cowichan Valley Capitals||Secondary|
|4 p.m.||Surrey Eagles||Vernon Vipers||Main|
|4:30 p.m.||Merritt Centennials||Langley Rivermen||Secondary|
|7 p.m.||Chilliwack Chiefs||Wenatchee Wild||Main|
Details on tickets will follow.
Check the Showcase menu on the BCHL website.