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Somoza, Hejduk Nominated For BCHL All-Star Fan Vote


WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild have one player already confirmed in the 2023 British Columbia Hockey League All-Star Tournament. Their fans may be able to add two more Wild players to the total.

The Wenatchee Wild are excited to announce that forward Ean Somoza and defenseman David Hejduk have been selected for the British Columbia Hockey League’s All-Star Fan Vote, which is now underway and will remain open through Friday, November 25 at 4 p.m. Pacific time. To participate in this year’s voting, fans can cast their choice at, until voting closes at the end of the week.

Each of the BCHL’s 18 teams has already had one player selected to the All-Star festivities by a vote of the league’s coaches, with forward Cade Littler earning the guaranteed spot for the Wild. The remaining players in the event – six skaters and all four goaltenders – will be chosen as part of this year’s Fan Vote.

This year’s All-Star event is slated to be a 3-on-3 tournament with two teams per conference, similar to the National Hockey League’s new All-Star format that was adopted in 2016. The All-Star format is as follows:

  • 3-on-3
  • Played on a newly built outdoor rink in Downtown Penticton
  • Four teams of six skaters and one goalie (two teams per conference)
  • Round robin format
  • Top two teams faceoff in the championship game

The All-Stars will also participate in a skills competition earlier in the day with events including hardest shot, accuracy and more. Final All-Star rosters will be announced on Tuesday, November 29.

The BCHL All-Star event is separate from the league’s Top Prospects game, a traditional game to be played that same weekend. Top Prospects rosters and details will be announced at a later date.