Four make Team B.C. shortlist

A handful of local hockey players one step closer to representing province at this fall's Western Challenge Cup

Four local hockey players are one step closer to playing for Team BC.

Forward Brendan Budy, defecemen Bobby Russell and Luke Zazula and goaltender Jordan Naylor are among the 25 players named to the Team BC shortlist. The final roster will compete this fall at the Western Challenge Cup against Team Alberta, Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba.

The players will be evaluated by BC Hockey and the Team BC staff during the first part of the upcoming season with the final roster announced in October.

Budy, Russell and Zazula are from Langley while Naylor is from Aldergrove.

Langley’s Jamie Fiset is an assistant coach on Team BC.