(ISN) – Boston’s TD Garden plays host to the 2015 Frozen Four starting Thursday and 15 BCHL graduates will be involved.
The 15 players represent seven different BCHL clubs and five of the players are NHL draft picks. The Penticton Vees have six former players in the Frozen Four while the Powell River Kings have three. There are eight B.C.-born players taking part.
TSN will carry the semifinals and the national championship game. Thursday’s semifinals will be on TSN2 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pacific. The Final will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Pacific on TSN3.
BCHL players participating in the Frozen Four are as follows:
-Brandon Tanev (Junior/Toronto, Ont./Surrey Eagles)
-Josh Monk (Sophomore/Langley, B.C./West Kelowna Warriors)
University of Nebraska-Omaha
-Brock Crossthwaite (Freshman/Kanata/Ont./Langley Rivermen)
-Brian Rideout (Freshman/Comox, B.C./Powell River Kings)
-James Polk (Senior/New York, NY/Penticton Vees)
-David Pope (Freshman/Edmonton, Alta./West Kelowna Warriors) – Detroit Red Wings draft pick, 2013
-Kyle Mountain (Senior/Bryn Mawr, Pa./Penticton Vees)
-Luke Nogard (Freshman/Ancaster, Ont./Powell River Kings)
-Kirk Thompson (Sophomore/Surrey, B.C./Prince George Spruce Kings)
University of North Dakota
-Troy Stecher (Sophomore/Richmond, B.C./Penticton Vees)
-Wade Murphy (Sophomore/Victoria, B.C./Penticton Vees) – Nashville Predators draft pick, 2013
-Mark MacMillan (Senior/Penticton, B.C./Penticton Vees) – Montreal Canadiens draft pick, 2010
-Brendan O’Donnell (Senior/Winnipeg, Man./Penticton Vees) – Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick, 2010
-Connor LaCouvee (Freshman/Qualicum Beach, B.C./Alberni Valley Bulldogs)
-Sean Maguire (Sophomore/Powell River, B.C./Powell River Kings) – Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick, 2012