Giants’ Benson, Cougars’ Cholowski chosen for Team WHL

Langley’s Dennis Cholowski will suit up against Team Russia, alongside Vancouver captain Tyler Benson

Vancouver Giants forward Tyler Benson and Prince George Cougars defenceman Dennis Cholowski will suit up for Team WHL at the CIBC Canada Russia Series next month.

The games are Nov. 6 in Moose Jaw, SK and Nov. 7 in Swift Current, SK.

Benson was also selected for play for Team Canada last year as well and had two goals and three points in a pair of games.

Cholowski, who is from Langley, was chosen for the first time as he previously played in the BCHL with the Chilliwack Chiefs and then collegiality for St. Cloud State prior to joining the Cougars this season.

Both players were selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, with Cholowski going in the first round (20th overall) to the Detroit Red Wings while Benson was chosen in the second round (32nd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers and each has signed entry-level contracts with their respective clubs.

SEE: Langley teen living the dream after Detroit drafts him in first round

Benson has yet to suit up for the Giants this season as he recovers from off-season surgery.

Cholowski has four goals and nine points in eight games.

The Cougars are set to play at the Langley Events Centre on Oct. 27 when they visit the Giants.

Vancouver is in the midst of a seven-game road trip, having won 5-4 in overtime on Oct. 17 in Prince Albert. They are back in action on Oct. 18 in Saskatoon before wrapping up the road trip with games in Brandon and Regina on Oct. 20 and 21, respectively.


sports@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Vancouver GiantsWHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

BREAKING: Cloverdale McDonald’s employee tests positive for COVID-19

McDonald’s Canada immediately shut down the restaurant

Southridge students raise $5,600 for hospital meal program

GoFundMe campaign funds two months of meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Surrey kids get cooking during free SuperChefs camps pushed online by pandemic

‘Enthusiastic’ launch of program, which sees ingredient pickup at one local school

Court awards woman $143K for two Whalley rear-ender crashes, one by a bus

In both cases, Brigitte Bergeron’s vehicle was hit from behind while stopped at an intersection

Surrey RCMP searching for missing woman last seen in Crescent Beach

Milcah Kasomali-Chirumbwana last seen at 4:35 p.m. July 5 in the 12300-block of Beecher Street

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Most Read