Sunday, September 11, 2011
BCHL Alumni Update - September 11:
F Mike Hamilton (Victoria/Merritt, 2000-03) signed a one-year contract with Fife Flyers (British Elite League). The Victoria product had 54 points (27g, 27a) in 32 games last season with Vipiteno (Italian 2 League). . . .
G Marc Cheverie (Nanaimo, 2005-07) has been traded by Florida Panthers (NHL) to Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) for F Justin Bernhardt. Cheverie had a 13-9-5 record with three shutouts and a 3.11 goals against average in 30 games with Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) and a 2-7-1 record with a 3.91 goals against average in 15 games with Rochester Americans (AHL) last season. . . .
F Evan Barlow (Salmon Arm, 2003-05) inked a one year contract with Elmira Jackals (ECHL) for 2011-12. Barlow notched 54 points (18g, 36a) in 39 games with Idaho Steelheads (ECHL), 22 points (6g, 16a) in 27 games with Vålerenga (Norway), and 3 points (1g, 2a) in five games with HIFK (SM-liiga Finland). . . .
D Wes Vannieuwenhuizen (Alberni Valley/Surrey, 2008-10) received a free agent try-out invite by Edmonton Oilers (NHL). The Chilliwack native had eight points (0g, 8a) in 64 games with Vancouver Giants (WHL) in 2010-11. . . .
F Taylor Peters (Penticton, 2009-10) joined Minnesota Wild (NHL) on a try-out as a free agent. The 19-year-old had 19 points (8g, 11a) in 72 games with Portland Winterhawks (WHL) last season. . . .
F Reid Edmondson (Burnaby, 2007-09) joined Washington Capitals (NHL) as an invitee to rookie camp. He had 15 points (5g, 10a) in 53 games with Laredo Bucks (CHL) in 2010-11. . . .
F Ryan Duncan (Salmon Arm, 2004-05) signed a one-year contract with Portland Pirates (AHL). The Calgary product notched 59 points (19g, 40a) in 57 games with EC Salzburg (Austria) last season. . . .
F Marcus Watson (Langley/Prince George, 2008-10) is going back to school after joining Nipissing University (CIS). He had 2 points (2g, 0a) in 11 games last season split between Stockton Thunder (ECHL) and Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL). . . .
F Geoff Irwin (Cowichan Valley/Prince George/Burnaby, 2003-06) inked a one year contract with Ontario Reign (ECHL) for the 2011-12 season. The Victoria native had 25 points (13g, 12a) with Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) last season. . . .