WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), are excited to announce the addition of forward Ean Somoza to the roster for this weekend’s BCHL Top Prospects Game in Penticton, British Columbia. Somoza becomes the fourth player from this year’s Wenatchee roster to land a spot in the league’s 60th Anniversary festivities this weekend, and the third to earn a place in the BCHL Top Prospects Game.
Somoza was among the final additions to the roster, replacing Prince George’s Luca Primerano, who is unable to participate due to an injury. After leading the Wild roster with 53 points during the 2021-22 campaign, the 2003-born Simi Valley, California native enters the All-Star break again as his team’s leading scorer, with 11 goals and 35 assists on the season. That mark also ranks fourth in the BCHL, and his assist total ranks third.
The Western Michigan University commit is in his third season of junior hockey, and his second with the Wild. He will appear in Friday’s Top Prospects game alongside Wenatchee defensemen David Hejduk and Lukas McCloskey for Team East, made up entirely of players from Interior Conference teams. Forward Cade Littler will appear in Saturday’s 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament on Penticton’s newly-built outdoor rink.
Friday’s Top Prospects Game will be held at the South Okanagan Events Centre, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will also feature a combine for Top Prospects players, with NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance. Tickets for Friday’s game are just $5 for adults, with free admission for kids age 12 and under. Live streaming coverage of this weekend’s All-Star festivities is available on BCHL TV.