BCHL: Vees duo top prospects list

Seven BCHL players were among 22 Junior A players to make the grade on Tuesday on the most recent NHL Central Scouting list.

Seven BCHL players were among 22 Junior A players to make the grade on Tuesday on the most recent NHL Central Scouting list.

The list features the top 17-year-old prospects slated for draft eligibility in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Leading the way were Penticton Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro and forward Tyson Jost. The Vees duo are A-list players, which indicate they are candidates to be a first round draft pick in the NHL Entry Draft come June. Jost, committed to the University of North Dakota in 2016-17, leads the BCHL with 54 points and is second with 23 goals in 26 games. Fabbro, committed to Boston University for 2016-17, leads BCHL defensemen with 31 points in 20 games.and points-per-game at 1.6.

The Chilliwack Chiefs also have two players on the list with defenceman Dennis Cholowski targeted as a second or third round candidate, and forward Kohen Olischefski pegged for the middle to late rounds of the draft.

Rounding out the BCHLers are forward Colin Grannary from the Merritt Centennials, Kyle Betts from the Powell River Kings and Surrey Eagles centreman Ty Westgard as C-list prospects.