After a sweep by the Coquitlam Express in the first round of the BCHL playoffs, the Langley Rivermen now look ahead to the 2020-21 season.
The Rivermen have four players in goaltender Braedon Fleming, defenceman Brian Scoville and forwards Jonathan Stein and Tanner Versluis who have aged out of junior. Defencemen Ryan Helliwell and Jake Livingstone, along with forwards Brendan Budy, Joey Musa and Kalen Szeto are each off to NCAA hockey for next season and won’t be back in the BCHL.
A reminder that all NCAA commitment years are as posted on the BCHL website.
Riv GM and head coach Bobby Henderson has nine players eligible to return up front, four on the blueline and Jonathan Mor in goal. Langley also has eight players eligible to return who will count as 20-year-olds, which means the Rivermen will need to make a decision on two of them to get down to the allowed limit of six 2000-born players for next season.
The depth chart is based on coaches going with a 23-man roster of 13 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.
Brendan Budy (University of North Dakota)
Joey Musa (Dartmouth University)
Kalen Szeto (Yale University)
Jake Livingstone (Minnesota State University)
Ryan Helliwell (University of Notre Dame)
Tanner Versluis (aged out)
Jonathan Stein (aged out)
Brian Scoville (aged out)
Braedon Fleming (aged out)
(* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and 8 defencemen)
Kaeden Patrick (00)
Sean Bunting (00)
Hunter McCoy (00)
Matthew Hubbarde (00)
Matteo Pecchia (00)
Tristan Fraser (01)
Riley Wallack (01)
Daniel O’Neill (02)
Chase Sandhu (03)
Colten Kovich (00)
Will Dow-Kenny (00)
Stephen Sielsky (01)
Tanner Komzak (02)
Jonathan Mor (00)