Morning Star Staff
Forward Odeen Tufto of the Vernon Vipers has been chosen to the B.C. Hockey League All-Rookie Team.
The 5-foot-8, 155-pound speedster amassed 25 goals and 65 points, tops on the Vipers. The Minnesota product has secured an NCAA Division 1 scholarship with the Quinnipiac Bobcats for the 2018-19 season.
Joining Tufto on the rookie team are goalie Garrett Nieto of the Wenatchee Wild, defencmen Michael Faulkner of the Merritt Centennials and Charlie Barrow of the Coquitlam Express.
Also making the rookie squad are Vimal Sukumaran of the Chilliwack Chiefs (32 goals, 66 points) and Easton Brodzinski of the Penticton Vees (32 goals, 66 points). The Vees, who became only the fifth team in league history to register 50 wins, also placed three players on the first all-star team and one on the second.
Penticton forwards Tyson Jost (42G, 104 PTS) and Scott Conway (56G, 116 PTS) join Sheldon Rempal of the Nanaimo Clippers (59G, 110 PTS) up front on the first team.
On the back end are Dantre Fabbro of the Vees (9G, 63 PTS) and Yanni Kaldis of Nanaimo (14G, 67 PTS). Jordan Kawaguchi of the Chiefs, Jonathan Desbiens of the West Kelowna Warriors and Colin Grannary of the Cents are forwards on the second team. Dennis Cholowski (Chiefs) and Adam Brubacher (Powell River Kings) are the d-men. G Anthony Brodeur of the Vees is also an all-star.