Fifteen CJHL players were identified in the Final Rankings for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft released today. Three AJHL players were amongst those listed. Carson Soucy (Saints) moved from 137th to 129th in the rankings, while Mike Williamson (Saints) and Josh Healey (Crusaders) who were not previously listed, are ranked as 183rd and 184th.
Adam Tambellini of the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) is the recipient of the Top NHL Prospect Award as the highest ranked CJHL player at 42nd on the North American Skaters list.
The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has a league leading 7 players recognized in the rankings alongside Tambellini. Adam Tambellini was ranked 62nd overall in the Midterm Rankings and climbed 20 spots. The NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings included fourteen CJHL Players.
Adam Tambellini was a BCHL 2nd Team-All Star and led the BCHL in goals during the 2013 Playoffs. Tambellini scored the double-overtime goal for the Surrey Eagles to capture the 2013 Fred Page Cup. Tambellini, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has committed to the University of North Dakota (NCAA Division I) for the 2013-2014 Season. He also earned a tryout with Team Canada West for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. Tambellini and the Surrey Eagles captured the BCHL Title and will now compete in the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo, BC from April 27 – May 5th.
North American Skaters
RANK NAME TEAM LEAGUE
- 42 ADAM TAMBELLINI SURREY BCHL
- 67 DAVID POPE WEST KELOWNA BCHL
- 86 LUKE RIPLEY POWELL RIVER BCHL
- 111 NOLAN DE JONG VICTORIA BCHL
- 117 MATT BUCKLES ST. MICHAELS OJHL
- 119 TROY JOSEPHS ST. MICHAELS OJHL
- 121 DANE BIRKS MERRITT BCHL
- 122 BLAINE BYRON SMITHS FALLS CCHL
- 129 CARSON SOUCY SPRUCE GROVE AJHL
- 131 JEDD SOLEWAY PENTICTON BCHL
- 162 KEVIN GUILTINAN PRINCE GEORGE BCHL
- 183 MIKE WILLIAMSON SPRUCE GROVE AJHL
- 184 JOSH HEALEY SHERWOOD PARK AJHL
- 204 PAUL STOYKEWYCH WINNIPEG BLUES MJHL
North American Goaltenders
RANK NAME TEAM LEAGUE
- 28 CHAD KATUNAR PENTICTON BCHL
Thirteen CJHL players were drafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, surpassing a total of 7 players selected in 2011. The 2013 NHL Draft will be held on June 28 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League created a new suite of national awards for the 2012-2013 season. The new CJHL Awards include the Top NHL Prospect Award, Most Valuable Player, Top Forward, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year.