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14 CSSHL products eye BCHL title
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Submitted by CSSHL Media

The Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals are in full swing between the Chilliwack Chiefs and Penticton Vees, a series that features 14 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) products.

Of the 44 players that have dressed in the series, 32% are former CSSHL student athletes.

Chilliwack Chiefs:

Mathieu Caron

Abbotsford, B.C.

Yale Hockey Academy

Powell Connor

Vernon, B.C.

Pursuit of Excellence

Wyatt Elmer

Delta, B.C.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy

Linden Hora

Kelowna, B.C.

Pursuit of Excellence

Jordan Kawaguchi

Abbotsford, B.C.

Pursuit of Excellence

Thomas Lee

Calgary, Alta.

Edge School

Kohen Olischefski

Abbotsford, B.C.

Yale Hockey Academy

Nolan Zweep

Abbotsford, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Penticton Vees:

Cassidy Bowes

Kelowna, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Greg Brydon

Penticton, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Nolan Hildebrand

Summerland, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Griffin Mendel

Kelowna, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Massimo Rizzo

Burnaby, B.C.

BWC Academy

Taylor Ward

Kelowna, B.C.

Okanagan Hockey Academy

Three of the athletes played the 2016-17 season in the CSSHL before joining their respective junior team as an affiliate player for the playoff run:

Bowes, 18, had 49 points (21-28-49) in 30 games with Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget Prep Red this season, his third in the CSSHL. The Kelowna, B.C. product has appeared in five post-season games with the Vees and has recorded four points (2-2-4), including three points (2-1-3) in four games during the BCHL Finals.

Caron, 17, appeared in 18 games with the Yale Hockey Academy Midget Prep team this past season, his second in the CSSHL. The Abbotsford, B.C. product appeared in four regular season games with the Chiefs before joining the team for the post-season run, where he has a 3.78 goals-against average and a .900 save-percentage in two appearances.

Rizzo, 15, is coming off a CSSHL Midget Prep Division MVP and Top Freshman award winning season with the BWC Academy after notching 53 points (12-41-53) in 28 games. In five post-season games with the Vees, the Burnaby, B.C. product has netted one goal.

Photo: Garrett James Photography