BCHL alums in the hunt for NCAA title

2017-Froz4-180The 2017 Frozen Four starts Thursday from United Center in Chicago and 19 BCHL graduates will be taking part.

The players represent 10 BCHL clubs. Of the 19 at the Frozen Four, 11 are British Columbia natives.

Thursday’s semifinals feature Harvard against Minnesota-Duluth at 3 p.m. Pacific, followed at 6:30 p.m. Pacific by Notre Dame against the No. 1-overall seed Denver.

The BCHL alums in the event are listed below along with their class, position, BCHL club and NHL affiliation.

Harvard Crimson
Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C.), senior, forward, Coquitlam Express, New Jersey Devils
Luke Esposito (Greenwich, Conn.), senior, forward, Chilliwack Chiefs
Phil Zielonka (Montreal, Que.), senior, forward, Chilliwack Chiefs/Coquitlam Express
Victor Newell (Vancouver, B.C.), senior, defense, Nanaimo Clippers
Seb Lloyd (Prince George, B.C.), junior, forward, West Kelowna Warriors
Lewis Zerter-Gossage (Montreal, Que.), sophomore, forward, Penticton Vees
Viktor Dombrovskiy (Coquitlam, B.C.), sophomore, defense, Langley Rivermen/Trail Smoke Eaters/Prince George Spruce Kings
Justin Szeto (Vancouver, B.C.), freshman, forward, Langley Rivermen
Colton Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C.), freshman, forward, Coquitlam Express

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Will Campion (Seaford, N.Y.), freshman, defense, Langley Rivermen
Jarod Hilderman (Kamsack, Sask.), freshman, defence, Penticton Vees
Hunter Miska (Stacy, Minn.), freshman, goaltender, Penticton Vees

Denver Pioneers
Adam Plant (Penticton, B.C.), junior, defense, West Kelowna Warriors
Jarid Lukosevicius (Squamish, B.C.), sophomore, forward, Powell River Kings
Liam Finlay (Kelowna, B.C.), freshman, forward, Vernon Vipers/Penticton Vees

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Chad Katunar (Victoria, B.C.), senior, goaltender, Penticton Vees
Bo Brauer (Edina, Minn.), junior, forward, Nanaimo Clippers
Tony Bretzman (Mendota Heights, Minn.), junior, defense, Langley Rivermen
Luke Ripley (Kitimat, B.C.), junior, defense, Powell River Kings