BCHL unveils all-time top 50 players

Ryan Walter, Mark Recchi and Brad Thiessen on list

BCHL unveils all-time top 50 players

A pair of Langley junior hockey players and one from Aldergrove have been named to the B.C. Hockey League’s top 50 list.

The selection format was done by online fan balloting over a six-week period with 10 players chosen for each decade.

Ryan Walter, who played for the Langley Lords from 1973-1975 was part of that decade’s top 10 list, while Langley Eagles’ Mark Recchi was on the 1980s list.

Recchi played for the Eagles in 1984-1985.

And Aldergrove goaltender Brad Thiessen was on the roster for the 2000s.

Thiessen played for Penticton, Prince George and Merritt from 2003-2006.

The full list includes:


Harvey Budarick Kamloops Rockets

Wayne Dye Vernon Essos

Ron Grahame Victoria Cougars

Glen Madsen Kamloops Rockets

Bob Nystrom Kamloops Rockets

Dwayne Pentland Penticton Broncos

Dale Sandyke Kamloops Rockets

Tom Serviss Vernon Essos

Eric Shishido Kamloops Rockets

Barry Wilcox Victoria Cougars


Greg C. Adams Nanaimo Clippers

Bruce Affleck Penticton Broncos

Glenn Anderson Bellingham Blazers

Mel Bridgman Nanaimo Clippers

Chad Campbell Penticton Broncos

Ernie Gare Penticton/Vernon

Doug Lidster Kamloops Rockets

Andy Moog Kamloops/Penticton

Bob Nicholson Penticton Broncos

Ryan Walter Langley Lords


Greg Adams Kelowna Buckaroos

Geoff Courtnall Cowichan Valley Capitals

Byron Dafoe Juan De Fuca Whalers

Dallas Drake Vernon Lakers

Ray Ferraro Penticton Knights

Brett Hull Penticton Knights

Olaf Kolzig Abbotsford Falcons

Joe Murphy Penticton Knights

Mark Recchi Langley Eagles

Cliff Ronning New Westminster Royals


Scott Gomez South Surrey Eagles

Robb Gordon Powell River Paper Kings

Shawn Horcoff Chilliwack Chiefs

Paul Kariya Penticton Panthers

Dave Keough Prince George Spruce Kings

Chuck Kobasew Penticton Panthers

Shane Kuss South Surrey Eagles

Willie Mitchell Kelowna Spartans

Brendan Morrison Penticton Panthers

Bill Muckalt Merritt Centennials


Jamie Benn Victoria Salsa/Grizzlies

Tyler Bozak Victoria Salsa/Grizzlies

Connor Jones Vernon Vipers

Kellen Jones Vernon Vipers

Duncan Keith Penticton Panthers

Andrew Ladd Coquitlam Express

Jeff Tambellini Chilliwack Chiefs

Brad Thiessen Penticton/Prince George/Merritt

Kyle Turris Burnaby Express

Travis Zajac Salmon Arm Silverbacks