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Chilliwack Chief Grant Riley to play in BCHL three-on-three tournament

Riley joins Chilliwack defenceman Abram Wiebe as Coastal Conference all-star selections
Grant Riley was a rock in the Chilliwack Chiefs net for the month of November, and he has been selected to play in the BCHL all-star three-on-three tournament in Penticton. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender Grant Riley will appear in the BCHL three-on-three all-star tournament after being voted in by fans.

Nearly 100,000 online ballots were cast league-wide, and Riley is one of five players joining the Coastal Conference side.

After a slow start to the season as he battled an ankle injury and adjusted to junior A shooters, the New York product has arguably been the BCHL’s top stoppers. Over six starts in November, Riley won five with two shutouts.

His season-long goals-against average of 2.21 is fourth best in the league and his save percentage of 91.0 is ninth.

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Others added to the Coastal Conference all-stars through fan voting are Coquitlam forward Ryan Tattle, Victoria forward Matthew Wood, Langley forward Ryan Schleppe and Langley goalie Ajeet Gundarah.

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson was on the online ballot but did not earn enough votes.

Chiefs defenceman Abram Wiebe will also be playing in the tournament after being one of the original 18 skaters selected through a poll of BCHL coaches.

Five players have also been added through fan voting on the Interior Conference side. They are Penticton forward Luc Wilson, Prince George forward John Herrington and Simon Labelle, West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick and Prince George netminder Aaron Trotter.


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Eric Welsh

About the Author: Eric Welsh

I joined the Chilliwack Progress in 2007, originally hired as a sports reporter.
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