The Marquette Regime
Coach/g.m. looks to future after signing long term deal
By Kevin Parnell
June 11, 2000
When Dale Marquette took over the Quesnel Millionaires last season, he thought it would be for one year, to help the franchise turn around and get on their feet.
He wasn't coaching at the time, having split from the Prince George Spruce Kings, and the Gassoff brothers jumped at the chacne to bring a high-quality coach to the Millionaires.
Once Marquette saw how the franchise operated, his thoughts began to turn to long term goals for the perennial losing franchise.
"When I came back into [coaching] I came back into it with the intention of helping out for a season," Marquette says, days after signing a new five year deal to coach and manage the Millionaires. "After being in Quesnel for a while, I saw how bad they wanted to win, and that's what I'm all about."
This week, the Millionaires announced they were tearing up Marquette's old contract, and extending it for five more years.
If he makes it the full term, and he says that he wants to, the deal will keep Marquette coaching the Mills through the 2004/05 BCHL season.
"The Millionaires and Marquette both agree that in order to build a strong program for the future, long term stability is critical," says team president Kit Collins. "We are pleased to have Dale on board and look forward to having him and his family living in Quesnel full-time."
From the Millionaires' point of view, Marquette moving to Quesnel was the key to the deal. Collins was never convinced Marquette could do the job from Prince George.
Marquette has now quit his job with the City of Prince George and will be putting his Prince George home up for sale as he and his wife Lisa, and their newborn daughter, prepare to permanently move to Quesnel.
"We're both excited," says Marquette. "It's a whole new challenge. We have a new baby and it just seemed to all fall into place. We're going to raise our daughter in a place that is close enough to our immediate families."
As for the on-ice product, the Millionaires have been recruiting harder than they ever have this off-season.
In the past month, assistant coach Aaron Wilbur has been to Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Alaska.
The team has already snared a highly sought after defenseman from Alaska, six-foot-four inch, 210 pound Nathan Schwartzbauer, and Marquette says recruiting is going well.
"We're getting good response from lots of good hockey players," he says. "The BCHL, more than ever, is becoming the premier league in attracting players from everywhere and there's only a certain number of spots available. With Aaron being all over the place, our name getting out there is huge."
Marquette wants to bring a big team into the small confines of the Quesnel Twin Arenas. With one of the smaller ice surfaces in the league, he wants teams to be pounded when they come into Quesnel.
"There's no question, I think the bigger guys on the little ice just close the ice off and don't give guys a lot of room to move," he says. "I want a bigger team that's physical but not stupid."
As for the goals of the franchise, making the playoffs for the first time since entering the BCHL is the main goal this season.
"I think we're capable of being a playoff team every year in this league, as long as we maintain some depth with our young players and not try to win every year with an older base. I think the fans want to see a hard working team that's going to compete every night."
Although Marquette isn't saying much about the crop of returning players, you can bet there will be some significant turnovers among the 17 players eligible to come back.
"There are a few 20-year-olds that won't be back," he says, "and I think there's some players that played on our team last year that will have a tough time making our team this year."
New overtime rule key to BCHL meetings
By Kevin Parnell
June 14, 2000
Overtime in the BC Hockey League received an overhaul on the weekend at the BCHL Annual General Meeting.
A new overtime format will feature 10 minutes of sudden death time. As last year, teams will play the first five minutes of the session four skaters a side.
If the game remains tied after five minutes, the teams will play the final five minutes three on three.
The proposal narrowly passed a vote by BCHL teams, says league president Ron Boileau, entering his 11th season in the position and with a new three year deal ratified at the meetings.
"This is a change back to the team valued victory rather than an individual situation and that's probably the main issue," says Boileau. "We're trying to get end-to-end action back in the game."
The new rule change means the end of the shootout to end BCHL games after nine years with that controversial rule in place.
"I think it's exciting," says Millionaires' general manager and coach Dale Marquette. "The three-on-three is going to mean plenty of offense. It was a rule change I was in favour of."
Both teams will still get a single point for the tie game in regulation.
The BCHL also granted a new franchise to Coquitlam to begin play in the 2001-2002 season. Led by Darcy Rota, who was fired last season as coach of the Burnaby Bulldogs, the team will play out of the Coquitlam Sports Centre.
Boileau says it's good to see Rota back in the league. "[Rota's] certainly a high profile person that we want to see in the league," he says.
Current NHLer Dave Lowry is also among the owners.
Other rule changes include the league seeking proposals for a leauge wide marketing contract and the welcoming back of Chevrolet as the league's key sponsor.
Mills happy with schedule
THe schedule for the 200-01 BCHL season was adopted on the weekend at the BCHL AGM.
"I think we have a really good schedule," said coach and gm Dale Marquette. "When you can see where you're going to be and how to work your road trips, it's definitely exciting."
The Millionaires open the season with three straight road games September 8th and 15th in Vernon and September 16th in Merritt.
The club's home opener is September 22nd against Trail.
Here are some other highlights:
*Quesnel will only have to travel to Trail twice instead of the four times they went last season. The teams will play double-headers.
*The busiest months willbe November and February with 11 games while September is the lightest month with seven games.
*The longest road trip will be a nine game stretch between January 21st and February 10th.
*The Mills finish the season with nine straight home games.
Mills to honour history in 25th season
By Kevin Parnell
Junior Hockey in the city of Quesnel has had its ups and downs, likely more of the latter in the recent history, but when it all began 25 years ago, the Millionaires were a bit of a dynasty in junior B circles.
And to celebrate the Millionaires' silver anniversary junior hockey season, the club is planning several special events this year.
The first will be the 3rd annual Millionaires' Golf Tournament that will take place next Sunday.
Both the coach and the general manager of the Millionaires that first hockey season, Bob Johnston and Norm Kjemhus have been invited to tee off at the tournament next Sunday.
In the 1975-76 season, Johnston and Kjemhus were at the helm when Quesnel joined the Peace Junior Hockey League with Prince George, making it the Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League and joining existing teams in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Grande Prairie.
In their second season, the Millionaires claimed the PCJHL title and also the Cyclone Taylor Cup for the BC Junior B Championship. They would go on to three-peat as PCJHL champions only to hit some lean times through the 1980s.
"The Millionaires are very respectful of our heritage and all of the work that many people have put in for junior hockey in Quesnel," says team president Kit Collins. "This year, as the 25th season, we plan to show that respect in many of our events."
Along with Johnston and Kjemhus, current management and coaches are expected to tee off in the Texas Scramble Event.
From there, the MIllionaires are planning a huge kick-off to the season at their home opener Sept 22 against Trail.
Collins has invited all former players, management and staff to attend the opening night ceremonies. "We're trying to get back as many veterans as we can, whether they were a coach or a player," said Collins.
From the PCJHL, the Millionaires moved to the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League and then, in the 1996/97 season, the club entered what is considered the top junior A hockey league in Canada, the BC Hockey League.
This season, after four seasons in the BCHL, the Millionaires will host the All-Star game on January 17th.
Mills to open in Kitimat
By Kevin Parnell
July 9, 2000
The first time the Quesnel MIllionaires hit the ice this fall in the BCHL exhibition season, Quesnel fans will be hard pressed to find a ticket.
The Millionaires will open the exhibition season with a pair of games against the Prince George Spruce Kings, on the road, in Kitimat.
The City of Kitimat is footing the entire bill for the Millionaires and the Spruce Kings to hit the ice at the Tamitik Arena, estimated to be in the neighbourhood of $4,000.
"When a city pulls together for the betterment of the community in supplying entertainment, it's a really nice touch," said Quesnel coach and general manager Dale Marquette.
Following the Millionaires' training camp, which takes place the week of August 21, the team will bus to Litimat for an all-rookie game August 26.
"These games will be a continuation of training camp," said Marquette. "We will probably take close to 30 players up there. The rookies and borderline guys will get the majority of the time, but the top players will play."
The City of Kitimat will supply all of the accomodation, meals, and fuel for both teams to play the exhibition games.
Following the two exhibition games in Kitimat, the club will return to play an exhibition game August 30 against Merritt. That game will take place in Williams Lake.
The first, and only, home exhibition game will be August 31 against Prince George.
The Millionaires open the regular season with three straight road games, Sept 8 and 15 in Vernon, and Sept 16 in Merritt.
The club's home opener is Sept. 22 against Trail.
Millionaires sign Ontario giant
By Kevin Parnell
July 9, 2000
When Quesnel Millionaires' coach and general manager Dale Marquette said he wanted a bigger team, he meant it.
Marquette has signed Spencer Fowler, a six-foot-five inch, 225 pound defenceman/forward to play the role of enforcer.
"I thought last year we were lacking overall team toughness," said Marquette after signing Fowler Thursday night in Prince George. "I think [Fowler] definitely fills that gap for us and he also brings us a lot of experience."
The 20-year-old Fowler split time last year between a German pro team and a team in the United States Junior Hockey League. The year before that, he played with Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs in the Ontario Hockey League.
"I'm a tough, aggressive, defensive defenceman," he said. "I clean the house in front of the net and I play mean. And I never turn away from a fight."
Fowler, a Kingston, Ontario native, says he chose Quesnel over other offers from semi pro teams and junior A clubs in the east because he wanted a change of scenery.
"I thought coming out west would be a nice, new experience," he said. "I heard the BCHL was the best junior A league in Canada."
Signing the 20-year-old Fowler leaves Marquette with a maximum of five more slots to fill with 20-year-olds. There are seven players from last year's team that will turn 20 this season.
"I'm still in the process of trying to move players," said Marquette. "My goal is to be down to five or six [20-year-olds] to bring to training camp. It's just a slow time to make deals."
Goaltender Jason Montgomery and defenseman Ryan Bremner, who was in town Friday o meet Fowler, appear to be locks to make the team.
That leaves Reid Litster, Rob Lommer, Brad Hefflick, Brent Heaven, and Kendall Smith on the bubble.
Fowler is the second off-season acqisition Marquette has announced. Nathan Schwartzbauer, a six foot-four inch defenseman from Alaska is also committed to the club.
Hefflick sent packing to Alberta
By Kevin Parnell
A logjam of 20-year-olds on the Quesnel Millionaires' roster was reduced by one this week.
Disappointing forward Brad Hefflick was traded to the Alberta Hockey League's newest franchise, the Brooks Bandits.
In return, the Millionaires received an undisclosed amount of cash.
"Brad indicated to me that he wanted to play closer to home [Calgary]," said coach and general manager Dale Marquette. "And he didn't really fit into the mix the way we had hoped."
Hefflick, acquired from Penticton for forward/defenseman Rob Simnor on January 22, spent an unproductive 22 games with the Millionaires, scoring just four goals and adding four assists.
As one of eight returning 20-year-olds, the writing was on the wall for Hefflick, who was expected to provide some scoring last season, but didn't seem to fit in on the hard working team.
Getting cash in return, instead of a player, will bode well for the club, said Marquette.
"It's a good deal for us. It helps the day to day running of the club. That same money will go towards recruiting and player acquisitions."
With trainng camp for the Millinaires just three weeks away, the telephone in the Mills' office is beginning to heat up.
The departure of Hefflick still leaves the team with eight players who will play this season as 20-year-olds.
But that mix will be shook up in the next three weeks, according to Marquette.
"There will be more moves by training camp," he said. "There will definitely be six or less [20-year-olds] by training camp."
With off-season signee Spencer Fowler (six-foot-five, 225) already signed, and returning veterans Ryan Bremner, Mike Kirby, and goalie Jason Montgomery solidly in position for spots, Rob Lommer, Reid Litster, Brent Heaven, and Kendall Smith are on the bubble.
Marquette says the players that may be moved are aware of the situation.
They know there's too many 20-year-olds," he said. "They've been in the league long enough that they deserve to know where they're going before training camp opens."
**The Mills are looking for billets for this season. Contact the office at 992-7181 for more info.
Mills' golf a big scramble
By Kevin Parnell
August 2, 2000
It just keeps getting bigger and better. The Quesnel Millionaires hosted their third annual Texas Scramble golf tournament on Sunday, and more golfers than ever took part in the event.
Nearly 100 golfers swarmed the Quesnel Golf Course on Sunday morning for a shotgun start in the four member scramble event.
In the end, it was a score of six-under-par that walked away with the first place prize.
Blake Fowler, Wayne Petsul, Theresa King, and Boyd McConnachie earned the first go at the prize table with the six-under-par score.
The big individual winner of the day was Roy Cherry whose name was drawn for the Grand prize of a trip for two to the PGA's Air Canada Championship in Vancouver. Cherry receives flights, accomodations, and a rental car.
"It's a nice way to kick off the season for us," said Millionaires' president Kit Collins. "We'd really like to make it a theme with people from the Mills' past coming back and playing."
Coming in second place with a score of five-under-par was the team of Dean Tingley, Mike Groves, Kim Beckman, and Dan Cindric.
Blaine Leblanc, Ryan Bremner, Gayle Campbell, and Gord Davis placed third, also at five-under-par.
Roy Cherry, Wendy Tingley, Gary Collins, and Mike Dagleish won the team KP by getting within three feet of the pin in three shots on hole number one.
Other KP's were won by Jim Crewe, Bob Buckley, Holly Millership, and Dianne Dagneau.
The female long ddrive was won by Barb Young while Kevin Parnell claimed the male long drive.
While many teams came in under par, the team of Ron Campbell, Bob Millership, Doug Beckman, and Sheri Davis won the title of the highest score with a six-over-par total.
"we'd like to thank all of the sponsors who made this event possible," said Collins. "It was so nice to see everyone come out for the event."
Bremner named Millionaires' captain
By Kevin Parnell
August 2, 2000
Rough and tumble defenseman Ryan Bremner is the new captain of the Quesnel Millionaires.
Bremner was introduced as team captain by coach and general manager Dale Marquette at the third annual Millionaires' golf tournament on Sunday.
"He's very committed and he's very much a team player," says Marquette. "Ryan puts the the team in front of himself and he's going to fit into the type of style we want to have here."
Bremner played in 57 games with the Millionaires last season. He had six goals, 26 assists and 139 penalty minutes.
The Williams Lake native, an assistant captain with the team last year, says he's looking forward to taking the top leadership role.
"Myself and the older guys that are coming back will have to lead by example," Bremner says. "I want to be an off-ice and on-ice teammate to the other guys. I want us to be close off the ice so that when we have to back each other on the ice, there will be no question."
Bremner spoke as he prepared to leave for Vancouver and two weeks of on-ice training. He'll be on the ice two hours per day and will also be working out off the ice during that time.
"I'm really excited about the season," he says. "With the coaches doing all the recruiting in the summer, I feel the team will have a different jump this season."
The six-foot-one, 196 pound Bremner, who says he's in better shape at this point of the year compared to last year, feels the team should make a run at the playoffs.
"It might be a little early to say, but every player wants to play in the playoffs," he says. "I feel, with what the coaches have done in the off-season, the playoffs are a very good possibility."
Lacking a genuine tough guy last year, Bremner found himself in that role for the Mills. While the aquisition of Spencer Fowler will help fill that role, Bremner says he won't change the way he plays.
"My style is to play aggressive, so I don't think that will be changing," he says. "I will be playing a little smarter and leading by example. But just because you're the captain, you can't change your game."
Bremner, who was named an All-Star defenseman last season, says he's aiming for big things personally, as well as for the team this year.
"One of my personal goals is to be an all-star defenseman in the league again, and hopefully receive a (US) scholarship. Right now, I see it as getting the team going because if the team does well, then I do well."
The Millionaires rookie camp begins on August 21 while the main camp opens on August 23.
Smith dealt to Alberta as Hockey School Begins
By Kevin Parnell
August 13, 2000
Another 20-year-old is on the way out of Quesnel as Millionaires' coach and general manager Dale Marquette continues to trim his roster leading up to training camp.
Kendal Smith has been traded to the Alberta Hockey League's Fort MacMurray Oil Barons. The Mills received an undisclosed amount of cash in return.
Smith provided much needed toughness for the club after being acquired in January from Burnaby. In 22 games he racked up 39 penalty minutes, one goal and eight assists.
Marquette will likely make more moves prioir to the opening of training camp as he tries to lower the number of 20-year-olds on the roster.
Hockey School begins
The Millionaires' hockey school opens on Monday morning and spots are still available.
The camp, with head instructors Dale Marquette and Wayne Brown, kicks off Monday with ages six to eight years old hitting the ice at 8:00 am.
You can register at the Quesnel Twin Arenas but players must be registered prior to hitting the ice.
There are also power skating sessions scheduled for each evening this week. Also register at the arena.
The school kicks off a busy August for the Millionaires with training camps beginning next week.
Mills win two, cut players loose
By Kevin Parnell
August 30, 2000
The numbers are getting more manageable for Quesnel Millionaires coach and general manager Dale Marquette.
On Monday, Marquette released eight players, bringing the number of players still bidding for BCHL jobs in Quesnel from 31 down to 23.
But new additions to camp moved that number closer to 30 as cuts from Western Hockey League camps along with other players were brought in.
The new additions include local product Ted Law who arrived in Quesnel after a tryout with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.
Highly sought after product Jack Redlick was also expected in Quesnel this week. Redlick, a six-foot-three-inch, 220 pound, 17 year old is being chased by the WHL's Kamloops Blazers, but is after a college scholarship and wants to play in the BCHL.
The defenseman was expected to arrive in Quesnel Tuesday or Wednesday.
The latest roster moves were made following two weekend exhibition games, 5-2 and 6-4 wins over the Prince George Spruce Kings in Kitimat.
Marquette is happy with the way the team is shaping up following the three day training camp and exhibition games. "I think we're right in line with where we want to be as far as age goes," Marquette said on Monday after returning from Kitimat. "I want to develop our own players so it's critical I find young players and develop them. That's been my goal from day one."
Two of those young players who are vying for a spot on the Millionaires' roster include Mike Kaluzny and Brandon Hooten.
Kaluzny, who played midget for Kamloops last season, earned six points in the two weekend games. The 18-year-old, considered more of a workhorse than a pure scorer, was also the top scorer in training camp.
The smooth-skating Hooten, 17, had three points in the two exhibition games. Hooten played junior B in Campbell River last year.
Also impressive at camp has been Justin Labrie, an 18-year-old goaltender who earned the win in the Mills' 5-2 win in Kitimat on Saturday. Labrie is battling last year's backup Bill Dick for the backup spot to incumbent starter Jason Montgomery.
Montgomery is currently suffering sprained knee ligaments but is expected to be ready to start for the season opener September 8 in Vernon.
While the defense appears to be a looming strength for this year's squad, scoring may turn out to be the Achilles heel for the big, young Millionaires.
Returning forwards Rob Lommer (19 G, 21 A), Kevin Nelson (17,14), Travis Jeck (12,11), Ryan Carignan (9,9), and Brent McMann (5,14), will be counted on to step up their production this season.
"I don't want to start patching holes up front," said Marquette. "I want the Nelson's and the Jeck's and the Carignan's to step up and grab the torch. And then next year a new group will do that."
The Millionaires have just two remaining exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season. They play Merritt tonight in Williams Lake before hosting the Prince George Spruce Kings Thursday at the Quesnel Twin Arenas. Game time Thursday is 7:30pm.
Quesnel completes exhibition sked with win
By Kevin Parnell
September 3, 2000
It's practice, practice, and more practice for the remaining members of the Quesnel Millionaires for the next week, prior to the opening of the BCHL regular season.
The Millionaires completed a four game exhibition schedule on Thursday night with a fairly impressive 5-3 win over Prince George, finishing the exhibition season with a 3-1 record.
"I was pretty happy with a lot of things," said Mills' coach and general manager Dale Marquette. "I thought we were the more energized team in the final 30 minutes of the game. I saw a lot of things we have to do, day in and day out, that are going to make us successful."
The 5-3 win followed a 5-0 loss to Merritt on Wednesday night in a brawl-filled game played in Williams Lake.
Both teams in Quesnel on Thursday night left the bruising behind and focussed on hockey, in what turned out to be an entertaining game, witnessed by over 300 local fans.
The game featured the home debut of new backup goalie Justin Labrie who was impressive, playing the second half of the game. Earlier in the day, the club released last year's backup, 19-year-old Bill Dick.
Also impressive was forward Justin Hechter, a small forward who hit everything that moved.
Two local minor hockey products, defenseman Tyson Marsh and forward Kyle Schisler also made their home debut.
Off-season signee Nathan Schwartzbauer likely earned some more time to make the team with a two goal performance in his first game at forward.
The Mills play Friday in Vernon.
Redlick chooses Mills over spot in WHL
By Kevin Parnell
September 3, 2000
He had been offered a spot on the WHL's Kamloops Blazers. But big defensemand Jack Redlick arrived in Quesnel Wednesday and has already played two exhibition games for the Millionaires.
The 17-year-old Redlick, a big tough and talented blueliner from St. Albert Saskatchewan, chose Quesnel and the BCHL because he wanted to complete grade 12 and aquire a US scholarship.
"Going into Kamloops, we had said Kamloops was our top priority," said Redlick after his first practice with the Mills. "But school is just too important. Realistically, you can't finish grade 12 and play in the WHL. Who doesn't want to play in the show, but you have to have a contingency plan. You don't want to be a 26-year-old ex-hockey player."
Redlick's arrival in Quesnel wasn't always set in stone. He received 12 different offers from junior A teams in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. But the six-foot-three-and-a-half-inch 215 pound blueliner chose Quesnel after narrowing the possibilities to the Millionaires and Spruce Kings.
"We had heard so many things about Dale (Marquette) and how good a coach he was," said Redlick. "One of the Prince George players even said he would come down to Quesnel just to play under him. I just thought for my individual development, it would be best to play here."
Marquette, who practically stole Redlick from Prince George (Redlick worked at the Spruce Kings' hockey school)says the big defenseman is a key addition.
"it was critical to get a player like Jack because of his physical nature and the direction he wants to go. He is so much a Dale Marquette type of player. We're going to have patience with him but our goal is for him to not only contribute physically, but fundamentally as well."
Despite only practicing once and playing twice, Redlick loves the way the season under Marquette is shaping up.
"He's a very smart coach," Redlick said. "He knows what buttons to push to get guys going. And I love a guy that shows emotion. The thing that Dale and I have in common, and I found this out already, is we hate to lose."
Redlick, who will take his grade 12 year at Quesnel Secondary School, says fans can expect some excitement from him every game.
"They're going to get their money's worth. No matter what's going on in each game, I'm going to spice it up because I hate boring hockey. They'll always get the best that I can offer."
Mills sign Marsh
By Kevin Parnell
September 6, 2000
Quesnel Minor Hockey product Tyson Marsh will play his first junior hockey season in front of the hometown fans.
Marsh, 16, has signed a card with the Quesnel Millionaires and will see ice time on the blue line.
"We feel we have plenty of depth on our defense and that will allow us to take on a young player that has great potential," said coach, GM Dale Marquette. "Tyson's patience with the puck for his age is exceptional."
Marsh, a six-foot-one-inch, 185 pound defenseman, arrived in Quesnel after a tryout with the WHL's Tri-City Americans.
"I think we're going to have a pretty good team," he said. "I'm looking forward to playing at home for another year."
Fellow Quesnel hockey players Kyle Schisler and Ted Law were released by the club.
Mills open season with young roster
By Kevin Parnell
September 10, 2000
When the Quesnel Millionaires hit the ice Friday night in Vernon to open their 25th junior hockey season, they did it with a young and energetic group of players.
Nine BCHL rookies donned the Millionaires' jersey, joining nine returning Quesnel veterans.
Head coach/GM Dale MArquette says he was impressed with the newcomers to the team and the way the squad shaped up heading into the season. "I'm happy with our balance and depth through the first three lines," said Marquette prior to leaving on the Vernon road trip. "The coaching staff has been really encouraged by some of the rookies that have earned a spot on the team."
Among the rookies to make the team is 16-year-old defenseman Tyson Marsh, one of six carded blueliners to start the season.
Marsh will be part of an experienced and big blueline that features returning players Ryan Bremner, Mike Kirby, and Brett Gilmour, fellow rookie Jack Redlick, and tough guy Spencer Fowler.
"I think our strength comes through a veteran defense and a 20-year-old returning all-star goalie."
That goalie is Jason Montgomery, who is looking to improve on last season's 12-27 record that saw him play stellar in goal but not receive much help from his teammates. With the bigger and more experienced blueline, Montgomery hopes this season is different.
"I'm definitely excited about the year," he said. "Our defense will be tough and we should be a more exciting team."
Following the club's season opener in Vernon, Quesnel has a week off before playing in Vernon again on September 15. They will then play in Merritt the next night prior to the home opener September 22 against Trail.
"Our goal is to make the playoffs,"said Marquette. "We're going to be a young team and there's going to be a lot of ups and downs with a young team."
Jason Montgomery (20) - Millionaires
Justin Labrie (18) - Columbia Valley Jr B
Ryan Bremner (20) - Millionaires
Mike Kirby (20) - Millionaires
Brett Gilmour (19) - Millionaires
Spencer Fowler (20) - Mississauga OHL
Jack Redlick (17) - St Albert midgets
Tyson Marsh (16) - Quesnel bantam
Rob Lommer (20) - Millionaires
Ryan Carignan (19) - Millionaires
Brent McMann (19) - Millionaires
Kevin Nelson (18) - Millionaires
Travis Jeck (18) - Millionaires
Jason Misewich (19) - Merritt BCHL
Brock Hooten (17) - Campbell River Jr B
Mike Kaluzny (18) - Kamloops Midget
Josh Hechter (18) - Winnipeg Jr A
Jamie Molendyk (18) - North Okanagon Jr B
Chad Day (18) - North Okanagon Jr B
Nathan Schwartzbauer (18) - Alaska