BCHL announces All-Stars


The BCHL announced first team, second team, and all rookie all-stars today. Rivermen forward Mario Puskarich was named a first team all-star in the Coastal Conference! It is the first time in Rivermen history that a player has taken the honour. Below is the official press release from the BCHL:

March 6, 2013
For immediate release:
The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce its all-stars for the 2012-13 season. The winners were chosen after a survey of BCHL coaches. Since the league all-star game was done away with after the 2009-10 season, the league has recognized its all-stars with first-team, second-team and all-rookie squads. This year, 12 BCHL clubs had players named to at least one of the teams.

BCHL First Team
Interior Conference
F – Wade Murphy, Penticton Vees D – Troy Stecher, Penticton Vees
F – Marcus Basara, West Kelowna Warriors D – Shane Hanna, Salmon Arm SilverBacks
F – Seb Lloyd, West Kelowna Warriors G – Tyler Steel, Merritt Centennials
Coastal Conference
F – Mario Puskarich, Langley RivermenD – Devon Toews, Surrey Eagles
F – Brady Shaw, Surrey Eagles D – Craig Wyszomirksi, Surrey Eagles
F – Luke Esposito, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Mitch Gillam, Chilliwack Chiefs
BCHL Second Team
Interior Conference
F – Regan Soquila, Merritt Centennials D – Brett Corkey, Vernon Vipers
F – John Siemer, Penticton Vees D – Josh Monk, West Kelowna Warriors
F – Brent Baltus, Trail Smoke Eaters G – Tyler Briggs, West Kelowna

Coastal Conference
F – Adam Tambellini, Surrey Eagles D – D.J. Jones, Victoria Grizzlies
F – Austin Plevy, Chilliwack Chiefs D – Bo Pellah, Alberni Valley Bulldogs
F – Phil Zielonka, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Michael Santaguida, Surrey Eagles
All Rookie Team
F – Brad McClure, Penticton Vees D – Jarrett Brown, Cowichan Valley Capitals
F – Phil Zielonka, Chilliwack Chiefs D – Dane Birks, Merritt Centennials
F – Luke Esposito, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Michael Santaguida, Surrey Eagles


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