Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cowichan Valley and Trail Hook Up on a Three Player Deal:



Arguably the biggest trade (thus far) ahead of the December 1st CJHL card deadline went down today between the Trail Smoke Eaters and Cowichan Valley Capitals.

It sees the Smokies send 19-year-old defenseman Valik Chichkin and future considerations to Cowichan for 19-year-old forward Mitch Ball and 18-year-old defenseman Rylan Ball.

For Trail, the trade is the fifth this week which sees the Smoke Eaters add three new players and move out five, while also signing one from junior B (18-year-old defenseman Riley Ostoforoff).

To Trail Smoke Eaters:
F Mitch Ball (94) D Rylan Ball (95) To Cowichan Valley Capitals:
D Valik Chichkin (94) + Future Considerations

Salmon Arm Adds Forward Michael Roberts From Trail:


The Salmon Arm SilverBacks got in on the trade action on Friday, picking up 18-year-old forward Michael Roberts from the Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations.

I figured something was up with the 'Backs after they moved forward Riley Hunt from their active roster to their reserve roster earlier yesterday.

For Roberts, it's the third time in 2013 he's been moved as the Smoke Eaters acquired him from Surrey just over two weeks ago. Back in May, it was revealed that Roberts was part of the future considerations from Vernon to the Eagles as part of last season's Adam Tambellini trade deadline deal.

To Salmon Arm SilverBacks:
F Michael Roberts (95) To Trail Smoke Eaters:
Future Considerations

Trail Sends Forward Bryce Knapp to Cornwall:


The Trail Smoke Eaters continued to shuffle their roster on Friday, sending 19-year-old forward Bryce Knapp to the Cornwall Colts of the Central Canada Hockey League for future considerations.

For Knapp, who's from Fort Frances, Ontario, Cornwall is still a 20 hour drive from home, but it's obviously a lot closer than BC is.

To Cornwall Colts:
F Bryce Knapp (94) To Trail Smoke Eaters:
Future Considerations

Friday, November 29, 2013

Victoria Brings Back Defenseman Jaden Schmeisser:


The Victoria Grizzlies brought back a familiar face today, with the acquisition of 20-year-old defenseman Jaden Schmeisser from the West Kelowna Warriors.

Schmeisser played 70 games for the Grizzlies from 2011-13 before being moved to the Warriors back in June. He had five assists in 12 games with West Kelowna this season.

To Victoria Grizzlies:
D Jaden Schmeisser (93) To West Kelowna Warriors:
Future Considerations

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nanaimo Adds Netminder Tanner Kovacs from Whitecourt:


The Nanaimo Clippers shored up their crease just days ahead of the December 1st roster deadline, acquiring 19-year-old Tanner Kovacs from the AJHL's Whitecourt Wolverines for future considerations.

Kovacs, who's in his third season of junior A hockey and has four WHL games on his resume, had a 12-4-1-0 record for the Wolverines this season prior to the trade.

Where this leaves current Clippers goaltenders Jayson Argue and Liam McLeod, only time will tell as I'd imagine Nanaimo won't carry three netminders on its roster.

The trade isn't posted on either team's website, either league's website, but the Wolverines did post it on their official Facebook page earlier today and Kovacs himself Tweeted yesterday about heading to play in Nanaimo.

To Nanaimo Clippers:
G Tanner Kovacs (94) To Whitecourt Wolverines:
Future Considerations

Trail and Chilliwack Hook Up on 1-for-1 Trade:


The Trail Smoke Eaters weren't done after trading goaltender Riley Corbin to Whitecourt. The Smoke Eaters also traded 20-year-old defenseman Cody Bardock to the Chilliwack Chiefs for 17-year-old forward Brandon Volpe and future considerations.

Bardock was picked up by Trail from the AJHL's Sherwood Park Crusaders back on October 18 and got into 11 games with the Smokies, posting five points. He'll add some major size to the Chiefs blueline.

Volpe has played in 25 career BCHL games, despite not yet turning 18, which he will on December 18th. This is his first season as a regular player after playing six games with Chilliwack as an AP last season.

To Trail Smoke Eaters:
F Brandon Volpe (95) + Future Considerations

To Chilliwack Chiefs:
D Cody Bardock (93)  
Here's the Chiefs release regarding the trade:

The Chilliwack Chiefs have acquired 20 year old defenseman Cody Bardock from the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for 18 year old forward Brandon Volpe and future considerations.

Bardock has four goals and one assist in 11 games with the Smoke Eaters this season. The native of Lethbridge also has Junior A experience with the Prince George Spruce Kings and Brooks and Sherwood Park of the AJHL.

"I'm excited about playing in Chilliwack and playing for the coaches there," said Baddock. "It's a great organization with an incredible group of fans."

Baddock is expected to arrive in Chilliwack on Friday.

The Chiefs would like to thank Brandon Volpe for his commitment both on and off the ice and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Trail Gets Down to Two Goaltenders After Riley Corbin is Dealt to Whitecourt:


With Adam Todd close to returning from the injured reserve, the Trail Smoke Eaters found themselves with one too many goaltenders on their roster.

As a result, new Trail Head Coach and GM Nick Deschenes traded 18-year-old Riley Corbin to the AJHL's Whitecourt Wolverines for future considerations. The move leaves incumbents Todd and Dustin Nikkel between the pipes for the Smoke Eaters.

Corbin only suited up for eight games with Trail, compiling a 2-5-0-0 record.

No release from either team officially on the deal, but the Wolverines did post it on their Facebook page and it is listed under "Transactions" on the BCHL website.

To Whitecourt Wolverines:
G Riley Corbin (95) To Trail Smoke Eaters:
Future Considerations

Prince George Sends Forward Michael Iovanna to Bonnyville:


For the second time this season, 19-year-old forward Michael Iovanna has been traded. Less than a month after he was acquired by Prince George from Vernon, Iovanna is now with the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The Spruce Kings traded him to the AJHL club for future considerations. He finishes his BCHL career with two goals in 23 games.

To Bonnyville Pontiacs:
F Michael Iovanna (94) To Prince George Spruce Kings:
Future Considerations

Here's the release from the Pontiacs about the deal:

The  Bonnyville Pontiacs have completed a trade with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) to acquire 1994 born forward, Mike Iovanna in exchange for future considerations.

Mike Iovanna is a 5' 09" 160 pound right handed forward from Middleton, Massachusetts has a NCAA Division I commitment to the University of Massachusetts Amrherst for the 2015-16 season.

Iovanna was a standout playing at Malden Catholic High School where he registered 15 goals and 27 assists in 22 games.

"We are excited to acquire Mike," said PONTIACS General Manager, Rick SWAN. "He is a skilled, shifty forward with tremendous offensive potential. He had put up good offensive numbers in high school in Massachusetts and he will be given every opportunity to do the same thing with us." Tom Fitzgerald of the Pittsburgh Penguins told me that we have "a very special person in Mike."

Coquitlam Moves Forward Nicolas Beaudin East to Gloucester:


Not one day after posting that things were slow on the trade front heading into the December 1st roster deadline, four deals happened in a span of 36 hours.

The Coquitlam Express appear to be in a position of adding players to their roster as they traded 18-year-old Nicolas Beaudin to the Gloucester Rangers of the Central Canada Hockey League for future considerations.

It's the second deal in the last three weeks which sees the Express subtract from their roster without adding as back on November 12th, Coquitlam Head Coach Barry Wolff moved forward Adam Smith to the SIJHL's Dryden Ice Dogs for future considerations. The Express now only have 20 players on their roster, meaning they could add two without removing anyone else.

Meanwhile, Beaudin, who was ranked 167th on the NHL Central Scouting Final Prospect list for this past June's draft, only had one assist in 19 games with the Express this season after joining them from Stanstead College.

To Gloucester Rangers:
F Nicolas Beaudin (95) To Coquitlam Express:
Future Considerations 

Neither team has posted anything about the trade, but it is listed under "Transactions" on the BCHL website.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December 1st Roster Deadline Approaching:


The first CJHL roster deadline of the season is coming up this Sunday, December 1st and it's one that's seen BCHL teams be traditionally busy.

As of December 1st, teams must be at 25 or less, which includes carded players plus available unused cards. The norm is for teams to end up with a 22 player roster and 3 cards, but occasionally teams will go with less than 22 players and then have more cards available for use leading up to the January 10th roster deadline.

For example, if a team has 28 cards remaining of the 45 they started with, (including the 22 players on their roster) and it reduces to 25 on Sunday night, it makes sense to trade now, rather than after December 1st. The idea being that the team uses up cards 23 through 28 instead of losing them. This is assuming the team wants to make some changes.

Last season, there were eight trades in the week leading up to the deadline. In 2011, seven trades were made. In 2010, there were 16 trades while in 2009, there were also 16 deals.
This week may buck the trend as there haven't been any trades made, but things can change quickly!
Here's a look at the moves from the 2012-13 season from November 24 - December 1:
01-Dec-12     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Greg Trichilo (92)(F) to the Woodstock Slammers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

01-Dec-12     The Cowichan Valley Captials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Corey Scammon (93)(D) to the Brooks Bandits Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.

01-Dec-12     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the CJHL playing rights of David Iacono (93)(D) to the Aurora Tigers Hockey Club of the OJHL in exchange for future considerations.

01-Dec-12     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Mitch Van Teeling (93)(F) to the Dauphin Kings Hockey Club of the MJHL in exchange for future considerations.

29-Nov-12     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Landon Robin (94)(F) to the Powell River Kings Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

29-Nov-12     The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Nathan Craft (94)(F) to the Langley Rivermen Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

28-Nov-12     The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Brandon Bruce (93)(F) to the Brooks Bandits Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Sam Johnson (94) and future considerations.

27-Nov-12     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Mathew Grant (93)(F) to the Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Jesse Neher (94)(F) and Luke Gordon (94)(F). 

Here's a look at the moves from the 2011-12 season from November 24 - December 1:

01-Dec-11     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the recently acquired playing rights of Adam Botinck (92)(F) and Nicholas Wong (91)(D) to the Grande Prairie Storm Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Dan Correale and Mike Sones.

01-Dec-11     The Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Adam Boytinck (92)(F) and Nicholas Wong (91)(F) to the Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Tanner Clarkson (93)(F) and future considerations.

01-Dec-11     The Westside Warriors Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Tyler Krause (91)(F) and future considerations to the Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Marcus Basara (93)(F).

01-Dec-11     The Prince George Spruce Kings transfers the playing rights of Stefan Bazar (92)(F) to the St. Albert Steel Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Ty Swabb (92).

29-Nov-11     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Alex Hagen (92)(C) to the Surrey Eagles Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

29-Nov-11     The Victoria Grizzlies Hockey Club acquire the playing rights of Mike Collins (91)(F) from the OCN Blizzard Hockey Club of the MJHL in exchange for future considerations.

28-Nov-11     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Marcus Basara (93)(F), Connor Hartley (93)(F) and future considerations to the Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Ben Gamache (91)(F).

Here's a look at the moves from the 2010-11 season from November 24 - December 1:

01-Dec-10     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Sam Higgins (90) to the Fort MacMurray Oil Barons Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.

01-Dec-10     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Brett Penner to the Flin Flon Bombers Hockey Club of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations.

01-Dec-10     The Victoria Grizzlies Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Bruin McDonald (92)(D) to the Vernon Vipers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
01-Dec-10     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Bryton Udy (G)(93), Elliot Richardson (91)(D) and future considerations to the Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Kirby Halcrow (91)(G).
 
30-Nov-10     The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Greg Ferguson to the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Darcy Kuemper and future considerations.
 
30-Nov-10     The Powell River Kings Hockey Club acquires the playing rights of Justin Bardarson from the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
30-Nov-10     The Powell River Kings Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Ryan Elliot (92) to the Winnipeg Blues Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
30-Nov-10     The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Clayton Petrie (92)(F), Justin Krabben (91)(D) and future considerations to the Calgary Canucks Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Kevin Mills (90)(D).
 
30-Nov-10     The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Clayton Petrie (92)(F) to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
29-Nov-10     The Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Jeff Datoff (92)(D) to the Nipawin Hawks Hockey Club of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
28-Nov-10     The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Chase Martin (92)(G) to the Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations
 
26-Nov-10     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Sean Cahill (90) to the Kindersley Clippers Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Brett Penner (92) and future considerations.
 
25-Nov-10     The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club acquire the playing rights of Devin Dambrauskas (92) from the Camrose Kodiaks Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
25-Nov-10     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club have traded the CJHL playing rights of Sterling Bear (90)(F) to the Melfort Mustangs Hockey Club of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
24-Nov-10     The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Shawn Mueller (92)(F) and future considerations to the Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Clayton Chessa (91)(F).
 
24-Nov-10     The Penticton Vees Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Jason Nash (91)(D) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club to complete the future considerations for the Michael Betz transaction completed earlier in the season.

Here's a look at the moves from the 2009-10 season from November 24 - December 1:

01-Dec-09     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Breyden DeCock to the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL in exchange for the CJHL Jr A playing rights of Taylor Orser (90).

01-Dec-09     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Connor Tiechko (92)(F) to the Surrey Eagles Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
01-Dec-09     The Langley Chiefs Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Marcus Watson (F)(89) to the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Tyler Miller (91)(D).
 
01-Dec-09     The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Jesse Halikas (91)(F) to the Lloydminster Bobcats Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Derek Schemenauer (90)(F) and future considerations.
 
01-Dec-09     The Burnaby Express Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Mike Puddifant (D)(91) to the Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
01-Dec-09     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club acquire the playing rights of Rys Hadfield (G) from the Grande Prairie Storm Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
30-Nov-09     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Derek Ginnell (91)(F) and future considerations to the Sainte Agathe Hockey Club of the LHJAAAQ in exchange for the playing rights of Joshua Desmarais.
 

30-Nov-09     The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Derek Ginnell (91)(F) to the Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club.
 
30-Nov-09     The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Curtis Tonello (90)(D) and future considerations to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Tye Lewis (89)(F).
 
30-Nov-09     The Victoria Grizzlies Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Richard Virtanen (89)(G) to the Williams Lake Timberwolves Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
30-Nov-09     The Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Clayton McEwan (91)(D) and future considerations to the Williams Lake Timberwolves Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Brendan Nadolny (90)(D).
 
29-Nov-09     The Burnaby Express Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Mike Chan (90)(G) to the Surrey Eagles Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
 
25-Nov-09     The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Drew George (91)(F), Nick Aimes (92)(D) and future considerations to the Cowichan Valley Captials Hockey Club for the playing rights of Curtis Gedig (91)(D) and future considerations.
 
25-Nov-09     The Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club acquire the playing rights of Jacob Verheyden (89)(F) from the Winnipeg Saints Hockey Club of the MJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
24-Nov-09     The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the CJHL Jr A playing rights of Cole Penner (91) to the Camrose Kodiaks Hockey Club of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.
 
24-Nov-09     The Burnaby Express Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Matt Ridley (90)(D) to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Mike Puddifant (91)(D).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This Week Sees Flurry of Trades in the BCHL:


It was a busy week on the BCHL transaction wire with eight trades involving 11 players, five leagues and 14 teams.

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Chilliwack and Vernon got things started on the weekend, each with trades involving goaltenders. For the Chiefs, their trade saw them bring in a netminder while the Vipers moved a goalie out.

To Chillwack Chiefs:
G Spencer Tremblay (94) To Waywayseecappo Wolverines:
Future Considerations

Here's the release from the Chiefs website:

The Chilliwack Chiefs have acquired 19 year goaltender Spencer Tremblay from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations.

Chiefs Head Coach and GM Harvey Smyl on this latest transaction, “We have had a disappointing start to the season and have particularly struggled in our own end. So we felt we needed to make a change within our hockey club.” Smyl added,” Spencer comes to us highly recommended and from all reports is a very solid goaltender.”

As for the Chiefs new puck stopper, he is very happy to be in Chilliwack, “I have heard a lot of positive feedback about the Chiefs Hockey Club, the fans are extremely passionate and the players I have spoken to say Harv is a great coach to play for.”

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To Dauphin Kings:
G Michael Stiliadis (94) To Vernon Vipers:
Future Considerations

Here's the release from the Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers hockey club has traded 19 year old goaltender Michael Stiliadis to the MJHL Dauphin Kings for Future Considerations.  In three games with the Vipers Stiliadis went 1-2 with a 2.87 GAA after being aquired on October 10th from the OJHL Georgetown Raiders.

The Vipers thank Michael for his time with the Vipers and wish him all the best with the Kings.


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To Dryden Ice Dogs:
F Adam Smith (94) To Coquitlam Express:
Future Considerations

Here's Coquitlam's release on the trade:

The Coquitlam Express have traded forward Adam Smith to the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Hockey League.

In return the Express receive future considerations.

Express Head Coach Barry Wolff says "we wish Smitty nothing but sucess and good luck".

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To Penticton Vees:
F Brendan Lamont (94) To Trail Smoke Eaters:
Future Considerations

Here's the Vees take on the trade:

The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired forward Brendan Lamont (94) from the Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations, the team announced Wednesday.

In a corresponding move, the team placed forward Josh Blanchard (96) on the 60 day Injured Reserved, as the result of a lower-body injury sustained on the Vees recent Island Division road trip.

President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson says Lamont fits nicely in their line-up, “We have played a lot of hard fought battles against Brendan over the past few seasons; he brings experience, speed and a relentless work ethic.”

Lamont, 19, was in his first season with the Smoke Eaters after an off-season trade from the Merritt Centennials landed him in the West Kootenays. Lamont had five goals and 11 points to go along with 14 penalty-minutes with the Smoke Eaters this season. Prior to Trail, the Langley, BC native spent two seasons in Merritt, where he amassed 12 goals and 37 points and 97 penalty-minutes in 115 regular season games in Cents’ colours. 

Lamont will wear number 14 and makes his Vees debut Friday, November 15th when the Vees pay a visit to the West Kelowna Warriors at Royal LePage Place.  Lamont plays his first home game one night later, on November 16th, when the Vees host the Nanaimo Clippers at the SOEC.

And here's the Smoke Eaters release on the deal:

Trail has acquired future considerations from the Vees for forward Brendan Lamont (94).

“Brendan had asked to be a bit closer to home and we were willing to accommodate his request,” said Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Nick Deschenes.

Lamont, from Langley, BC, scored 11 points (5-6) in 24 games as a Smoke Eater. He was acquired by Trail this past June after spending two seasons with the Merritt Centennials.

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To Merritt Centennials:
D Curtis Toneff (93) To Trail Smoke Eaters:
D Dylan Bowen (95) + Future Considerations

Here's the Cents release regarding the trade:

The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce the acquisition of defenceman Curtis Toneff (93) from the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL in exchange for defenceman Dylan Bowen (95).

Toneff, 20, brings a veteran presence to an already-solid defensive core, having played over 100 games at the Junior A level. The Nanaimo, BC product spent time in the SJHL, MJHL, and with Alberni Valley, Westside and Trail of the BCHL. Most recently, Toneff has been a force on the Smoke Eaters blueline, recording 13 points in 24 games.

"We felt that we needed to add a different element to our defense core and believe that Curtis is the right type of player for our group." said Cents GM & Head Coach Luke Pierce. "He adds more experience and a certain level of physicality and grit. He has had a productive season so far offensively and can contribute when needed in that capacity."

Pierce gave strong kudos to Bowen for his time in the Nicola Valley, "Dylan was a great person here in Merritt and we thank him for his contributions to our club. We think he has a bright future in the game and will hopefully have a more prominent role in Trail with the direction they are taking."

"We look forward to welcoming Curtis to Merritt this weekend and are excited to see him in a Centennial jersey." Pierce concluded.

For further information, please contact Cents Head Coach and GM Luke Pierce at 250-378-3607 or email luke@merrittcentennials.com

Trail also posted a release about the trade:

The Smoke Eaters acquired defenseman Bowen and future considerations from Merritt for fellow rearguard Curtis Toneff (93).

Bowen, a native of Lumby, BC, joins the Smoke Eaters after spending his rookie season with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks and KIJHL’s North Okanagan Knights in 2012-13. In 18 games with the Centennials this season, Bowen recorded 2 goals and 5 points.

“Dylan’s a guy we’re confident can handle a significant role with our club,” Deschenes said. “The move also helps us get younger as we go forward.”

Toneff, from West Vancouver, leaves Trail with 13 points (4-9) in 24 games played.

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To Victoria Grizzlies:
F Matt Martin (93) To Yarmouth Mariners:
D Alex Adams (93) + Future Considerations

Neither team has posted a release on either of their websites about the trade, but it is posted on the Maritime Hockey League's transactions page and the Grizzlies confirmed it on their Twitter account.


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To Trail Smoke Eaters:
F Michael Roberts (95) + Future Considerations

To Surrey Eagles:
F Luke Sandler (93) This deal isn't confirmed on either team's website, but Sandler is on the Eagles roster while Roberts is on the Smoke Eaters roster. And the trade is also posted on the BCHL's transactions portion of the league's website.

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To St. Michael's Buzzers:
D Luca Doctor (93) To Alberni Valley Bulldogs:
Future Considerations

The Bulldogs posted the release on their website:

The ‘Dogs trade 1994-born defenseman Luca Doctor to the St. Michaels Buzzers of the OJHL for future considerations. Doctor was acquired back in early September but struggled to find his game.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vernon Acquires Veteran Chase McMurphy From Calgary for Josh Betinol and Futures:


The Vernon Vipers added some major fire power to their roster earlier this week, picking up the junior A rights to forward Chase McMurphy (93) from the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Calgary Mustangs for forward Josh Betinol (94) and future considerations.

McMurphy's stats speak for themselves as I expect him to be a big time offensive weapon for Vernon GM and Head Coach Jason Williamson's squad going forward.

When the deal went down, I wondered if McMurphy would join the Vipers as he's spent this season with the USHL's Tri-City Storm. However, when he appeared on Vernon's roster a couple of days ago, it confirmed that Chestermere, Alberta product was leaving the Storm to join the Vipers.

To Vernon Vipers:
F Chase McMurphy (93) To Calgary Mustangs:
F Josh Betinol (94) + Future Considerations

Here's the release on the trade from the Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers have traded 19 year old forward Josh Betinol and future considerations to the Calgary Mustangs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for the rights to 19 year old forward Chase McMurphy.

Betinol appeared in 10 games for the Vipers registering 1 assist.  McMurphy has been with Tri City Storm of the USHL this season after spending the last 3 years with the Mustangs in the AJHL.

The 6’1 190 pound product of Chestermere Alberta is committed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 2014-2015.  Last season he recorded 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points in 60 games with Calgary.

Friday, November 8, 2013

West Kelowna Moves Connor Bucsis to Flin Flon as Futures From Earlier Trade:


When the West Kelowna Warriors acquired Reid Simmonds from on October 22nd and saw their roster start to regain some health, GM and Head Coach Rylan Ferster needed to make some room.

As a result, forward Connor Bucsis (95) was traded to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Flin Flon Bombers for future considerations.

The futures were actually owed to the Bombers after the Warriors picked up the junior A rights to goaltender Andy Desautels (94) back in August. So the deal is essentially Desautels for Bucsis.

To West Kelowna Warriors:
G Andy Desautels (94) To Flin Flon Bombers:
F Connor Bucsis (95) Here's an excerpt from Jon Zacks' Warriors blog explaining the deal:

There is some sad news to pass along, with Connor Bucsis heading to Flin Flon to conclude the deal that brought Andy Desautels to West Kelowna.

I know for certain that Coach Ferster had a tough time seeing Bucsis go, and he’s not alone. 

‘Butchy’ handled it like a pro (he played his best hockey yet on the weekend and even went on a school visit on Wednesday) and he’ll be a rising star in the SJHL. 

Life in hockey can be tough, but I guess that’s the price a club has to pay for a 19 year-old #1.

And the Bombers take on the trade:

Flin Flon Bombers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan announced a pair of deals for the team as they settle in for a week off of game action.

The first of the day was the acquisition of 1995 born forward Connor Bucsis from the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL. 

Bucsis (Saskatoon, SK) is listed as 6’2 and 190 pounds; he registered 6 points (1g, 5a) in 14 games with the Warriors. 

As a member of the Tisdale Trojans of the SMHL, Bucsis compiled 37 points (20g, 17a) in 39 games and played three games with the Nipawin Hawks.

This deal finalizes the transaction the Bombers made before camp when they sent goaltender Andy Desautels to the Warriors for Future Considerations.

The team also traded 1995 born forward Ram Brar to the Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for future considerations. 

Brar played in 4 games for the Bombers not registering a point. 

He’ll join former Bombers defenseman and fellow BC’er Chandler Bruyckere who was traded to the Hounds earlier in the season.

Prince George Grabs UMass-Amherst Recruit Michael Iovanna From Vernon:



With a roster ravaged by injuries, Prince George Spruce Kings GM Mike Hawes saw a need to add to his complement of players a week ago, acquiring Middleton, Massachusettes product Michael Iovanna (94) from the Vernon Vipers for future considerations.

Iovanna was a highly recruited prospect for this season after putting up 1.9 points-per-game last season with Malden Catholic High in U.S. High School hockey.

To Prince George Spruce Kings:
F Michael Iovanna (94) To Vernon Vipers:
Future Considerations


Here's the Spruce Kings take on the deal:

The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) have completed a trade with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL to acquire 1994 born forward, Mike Iovanna in exchange for future considerations.

Mike Iovanna is a 5' 09" 160 lbs right handed forward from Middleton, Massachusetts who has a NCAA Division I commitment to the University of Massachusetts Amrherst for the 2015-16 season.

Iovanna was a standout playing at Malden Catholic High School where he registered 15 goals and 27 assists in 22 games.

"We are excited to acquire Mike," said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. "He is a skilled, shifty forward with tremendous offensive potential. He had put up good offensive numbers in high school in Massachusetts and he will be given every opportunity to do the same thing with us."

The player transaction became necessary with the injury to Bryant Christian last weekend that is expected to sideline the team's captain for six to eight weeks. Jake LeBrun is expected to be out of the lineup for two more weeks. Mitch Barker has also been added to the injured list and will miss both games this weekend.

"It's very unfortunate that two long term injuries have forced us to make a few changes but that's hockey sometimes," added Hawes. "I know (Mike Iovanna) will come in here and work very hard and his tremendous character will be a good fit with our tight knit group of players."

Here's the release from the Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers have traded 19 year old forward Michael Iovanna to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.

The product of Middleton Massachusetts was pointless in 14 games this season for Vernon.

The Vipers would like to thank Michael for his commitment to the community and the hockey club and wish him the best of luck in Prince George and in the future.