A Vernon Viper is one of eight BCHL players on NHL Central Scouting’s latest list of 2018 draft prospects.
Centre Brett Stapley is listed as a C level prospect, meaning a possible 4th to 6th round selection.
Stapley is an 18 year old, listed at 5’10, 170 pounds, from Campbell River.
Pictured: Brett Stapley, Vernon Vipers forward
Here is the complete list of BCHL prospects:
Penticton defenceman Jonny Tychonick is listed as a B-level prospect, meaning a possible second- or third-round selection.
Wenatchee defenceman Slava Demin is listed as a B-level prospect.
Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Powell Connor is listed as a C-level prospect.
Langley Rivermen forward Brendan Budy is listed as a C-level prospect.
Langley Rivermen forward Angus Crookshank is listed as a C-level prospect.
Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Max Crozier is listed as a C-level prospect.
Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Seth Barton is listed as a C-level prospect
Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley is listed as a C-level prospect.
There were five BCHLers listed on the Central Scouting report published in early October.
Added for this latest ranking are Crookshank, Barton and Stapley.
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft will be held June 22 and 23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The BCHL leading Vipers are in Merritt tonight.
Listen for BDM Motorsports hockey on Kiss FM starting with Graham Turnbull’s pre game at 6:45.