|Coquitlam captain Luca Leone is a veteran of 112 BCHL games and 70 WHL games.
He led the Express with 36 points in 49 games.
Photo credit: Damon James (http://garrettjamesphoto.photoshelter.com/index)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Powell River Kings
Prince George Spruce Kings
Salmon Arm SilverBacks
Trail Smoke Eaters
West Kelowna Warriors
08-Jan-15: Cowichan trades F Keegan Milligan (96) to Melville for future considerations
08-Jan-15: Nanaimo acquires D Ryan Coghlan (95) from Cowichan for future considerations
07-Jan-15: Merritt acquires F Zak Bowles (95) from Alberni Valley for F Luke Bertolucci (95) and future considerations
02-Jan-15: West Kelowna acquires D Braeden Jones (94) from Grande Prairie for future considerations
01-Jan-15: West Kelowna trades F Michael Buonincontri (94) and D Greydon Robinson (96) to Prince George for D Tyler Kunz (94)
01-Jan-15: Salmon Arm trades D Cole McCaskill (96) to Prince George for future considerations
16-Dec-14: Powell River trades D Jordan Burns (95) to Salmon Arm for future considerations
11-Dec-14: Alberni Valley trades D Jeff Rose (96) and future considerations to Drayton Valley for F Eric Therrien (94)
11-Dec-14: Trail trades D Sheldon Hubbard (95) to Grande Prairie for future considerations
02-Dec-14: Trail trades D Viktor Dombrovskiy (96) to Prince George for D Stephen Penner (95) and F Cooper Leitch (96)
02-Dec-14: Prince George trades D Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations to Lloydminster for D Tyler Kunz (94)
01-Dec-14: Vernon trades F Branden Wagner (96) to Salmon Arm for future considerations
BCHL TRADE TRACKER (since Dec. 1)
Trades Made: 14
Trades Made Within BCHL: 9
The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the rosters for its annual Prospects Game, which is in Oakville, ON this year. A total of 12 BCHL players are featured on Team West for the game. Players are selected with consultation from the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Team West also includes 5 players from the AJHL, two from the MJHL and one from the SJHL.
Team West features Langley goaltender Bo Didur and forward Marcus Vela, Powell River defenseman Carmine Buono and netminder Stefan Wornig, Penticton forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage, along with Vees defensemen Gabe Bast and Jarrod Hilderman, Merritt forward Brandon Duhaime, Chilliwack defenseman Vincent Desharnais and forward Jordan Kawaguchi, Prince George forward Brogan O’Brien, and Cowichan forward Darien Craighead.
The game goes on Tuesday, January 20.
Coquitlam Express F Colton Kerfoot (96) is off to the same school his brother, Alex, attends. Kerfoot committed to Harvard University starting in September 2016.
Announce the P.O.W. at 9:30 pm. Good, good
— Fraser Rodgers (@VeesVoice) October 28, 2014
The BCHL has suspended Surrey Eagles D Nicholas Beck (95) for what appears to be two games for abuse of an official.
I haven’t seen video of what happened, but on the box score for the Eagles 8-2 loss to Nanaimo on Sunday, Beck was assessed a game misconduct, which one can only deduce was the penalty that triggered the suspension.
Under the league’s discipline on the BCHL website, it states the following:
Surrey Eagles Nicholas Beck is suspended 1 game for receiving a game misconduct abuse of an official
Surrey Eagles Nicholas Beck is suspended 1 game for abuse of an official
Not sure if it’s just a double post, or if Beck is actually out for two games.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League released its weekly Top 20 rankings on Monday morning and three BCHL teams are represented.
The Penticton Vees are the top ranked BCHL team in third (up one spot from last week). Nanaimo is up three spots from 17 to 14 since last week while Chilliwack drops from 11th to 16th. Check out the release from the CJHL on the Top 20 Rankings here.
There’s a new blog on the BCHL scene as Victoria Grizzlies broadcasters Tyler Bennett and Clay Cochrane have jumped into the fray. Check out the blog right here.
The Coquitlam Express continues to tinker with its roster as it looks to gain ground in the Mainland Division. Express GM and Head Coach Barry Wolff sent veteran D Austen Bietenbeck (95) to the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Bietenbeck, who’s from Langley, has one assist in 11 games this season with Coquitlam. Overall, he’s tallied four assists in 67 career BCHL games.
The Surrey Eagles made more changes with their roster, this time signing former West Kelowna Warriors F Cole Plotnikoff (97) as a free agent.
Plotnikoff spent five games this season with the Warriors before being released earlier this month. He had one goal with West Kelowna. The Valley West Hawks alum joined Surrey just before its three game set this past weekend and has one goal thus far with the Eagles.
Plotnikoff’s career stats are available here.
Incoming Penticton Vees D Miles Gendron
Selected in the 3rd round, 70th overall by Ottawahttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=248347
Former Surrey Eagles D Devon Toews
Selected in the 4th round, 108th overall by New York Islandershttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=59575
Incoming Salmon Arm SilverBacks F Sam Lafferty
Selected in the 4th round, 112th overall by Pittsburghhttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=259043
Surrey Eagles F Danton Heinen
Selected in the 4th round, 116th overall by Bostonhttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=105821
Vernon Vipers F Liam Coughlin
Selected in the 5th round, 130th overall by Edmontonhttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=248303Victoria Grizzlies G Alec Dillon
Selected in the 5th round, 150th overall by Los Angeleshttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=120757
Former Coquitlam Express F Austin Carroll
Selected in the 7th round, 184th overall by Calgaryhttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=93438Langley Rivermen F Matt Ustaski
Selected in the 7th round, 192nd overall by Winnipeghttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=146215Penticton Vees F Jack Ramsey
Selected in the 7th round, 208th overall by Chicagohttp://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=195477