Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vees Improve to 2-0 in BCHL Round Robin Semifinals with 4-3 OT Win vs. Chilliwack:




 



Standings Wins Losses Points GF GA
Penticton Vees 2 0 4 8 4
Nanaimo Clippers 1 1 2 8 7
Chilliwack Chiefs 0 2 0 6 11

March 25 — Nanaimo 1 at Penticton 4 (2,433)
March 27 — Chilliwack 3 at Nanaimo 7 (1,700)
March 29 — Penticton 4 at Chilliwack 3 OT (2,489)
March 31 — Chilliwack at Penticton - 7 pm
x-April 2 — Penticton at Nanaimo - 7 pm  
x-April 4 — Nanaimo at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-April 6 — TBA at TBA - TBA   

Tie-breaker criteria to determine first place: Points; Points in head-to-head games; Goal differential in head-to-head games; Goal differential in overall round-robin games; Round-robin seed

After first place is declared - if the other two teams are tied in round-robin points - they will play a tie-breaker game hosted by the higher round-robin seed on Monday, April 6th. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chiefs Lose Their First Game of BCHL Round Robin Semifinals, Clippers Announce Recruits Hardy and Page, Rivermen Add Ayre and Ginnetti to New Recruits Page:




 



Standings Wins Losses Points GF GA
Penticton Vees 1 0 2 4 1
Nanaimo Clippers 1 1 2 8 7
Chilliwack Chiefs 0 1 0 3 7

March 25 — Nanaimo 1 at Penticton 4 (2,433)
March 27 — Chilliwack 3 at Nanaimo 7 (1,700)
March 29 — Penticton at Chilliwack - 7 pm
March 31 — Chilliwack at Penticton - 7 pm
x-April 2 — Penticton at Nanaimo - 7 pm  
x-April 4 — Nanaimo at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-April 6 — TBA at TBA - TBA   

Tie-breaker criteria to determine first place: Points; Points in head-to-head games; Goal differential in head-to-head games; Goal differential in overall round-robin games; Round-robin seed

After first place is declared - if the other two teams are tied in round-robin points - they will play a tie-breaker game hosted by the higher round-robin seed on Monday, April 6th. 








The Nanaimo Clippers announced the commitment of two new players for the 2015-16 season. Heading to the Hub City are 16-year-old forward Owen Hardy and 19-year-old defenseman Louis-Philippe Page. 

Hardy is from Nanaimo and played this past season with the North Island Silvertips of the BC Major Midget League. He had 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 31 games with the Silvertips and no points in three games with the Clippers as an affiliate player. Hardy played for Team BC at last month's Canada Winter Games and had one assist. He was selected in the 2nd round, 42nd overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

Page comes from the Deerfield Academy Varsity Boys high school team in Deerfield, MA. He's played three seasons with Deerfield and had 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 26 games this season. Page was a 2nd round pick, 34th overall, by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.

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The Langley Rivermen added two new players to the "New Recruits" section of their roster on the BCHL website. The players added are 17-year-old forward Trevor Ayre and 16-year-old Cameron Ginnetti. 

Ayre is from Surrey and played 2014-15 with the Valley West Hawks of the BC Major Midget League. He was seventh in league scoring with 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists) in 40 games. Ayre also got into five BCHL games with the Rivermen as an affiliate player, but didn't register any points.

Ginnetti played junior B hockey this past season with Grandview Steelers of the Pacific Junior Hockey League. In 32 games with the Steelers, the Vancouver native picked up 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists). He also had seven points (four goals, three assists) in 12 playoff games for Grandview, which advanced to the Tom Shaw Conference Finals in the PJHL. Ginnetti played four games with Langley as an AP, scoring no points.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BCHL Round Robin Semifinals Resume Friday, Four Former BCHL Players Sign NHL Contracts:




 


It's an off-day in the BCHL Round Robin Semifinals following Penticton's 4-1 win Wednesday against Nanaimo. The Clippers return home tomorrow to face Chilliwack. The Vees are next in action on Sunday, when they visit the Chiefs.


Standings Wins Losses Points GF GA
Penticton Vees 1 0 2 4 1
Nanaimo Clippers 0 1 0 1 4
Chilliwack Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0

March 25 — Nanaimo 1 at Penticton 4 (2,433)
March 27 — Chilliwack at Nanaimo - 7 pm
March 29 — Penticton at Chilliwack - 7 pm
March 31 — Chilliwack at Penticton - 7 pm
x-April 2 — Penticton at Nanaimo - 7 pm  
x-April 4 — Nanaimo at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-April 6 — TBA at TBA - TBA   

Tie-breaker criteria to determine first place: Points; Points in head-to-head games; Goal differential in head-to-head games; Goal differential in overall round-robin games; Round-robin seed

After first place is declared - if the other two teams are tied in round-robin points - they will play a tie-breaker game hosted by the higher round-robin seed on Monday, April 6th.








Forward Grayson Downing (Westside, 2008-11) has signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. The 22-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, had 36 points (21 goals, 15 assists) in 38 games during his senior season at the University of New Hampshire this year. The contract kicks in for the 2015-16 season. Downing has joined the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa on an amateur tryout agreement.
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Goaltender Joel Rumpel (Penticton, 2009-11) signed a one-year, entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks. He had a 4-23-4 record along with a 3.49 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season with the University of Wisconsin. The Swift Current, SK native posted a 53-50-11 record with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage over four seasons with the Badgers. He will report to the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester.

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Forward Ryan Bayda (Vernon, 1998-99) has signed with the Strauberg Tigers of the German Elite League for the 2015-16 season. The 34-year-old only played six games in 2014-15, posting ten points (six goals, four assists) with the Augsburger Panthers. Next season is Bayda's sixth straight in the DEL after playing eight pro seasons in North America from 2002-10.

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Defenseman Ben Betker (Westside, 2011-12) signed a three-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Betker, who just finished his overage season in the WHL with Everett, was selected by the Oilers in the sixth round, 158th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Cranbrook, BC native played 64 games this season with the Silvertips, scoring 31 points (six goals, 25 assists).

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Forward Austin Carroll (Coquitlam, 2010-11) inked an entry level contract with the Calgary Flames. Carroll, a native of Scottsdale, AZ, played four seasons with Victoria of the WHL and was drafted by the Flames in the seventh round (184th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. This past season, he led the Royals in scoring with 77 points (38 goals, 39 assists) in 69 games.

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Defenseman Brandon Manning (Prince George, 2007-08) is back in the NHL after being recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. Manning has 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) in 58 games with Lehigh Valley, and one assist in four games with the Flyers this season.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vees Strike First in BCHL Round Robin Semifinals, Three Former BCHL Players Among TSN NCAA Hockey Talents to Watch:




 



Standings Wins Losses Points GF GA
Penticton Vees 1 0 2 4 1
Nanaimo Clippers 0 1 0 1 4
Chilliwack Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0

March 25 — Nanaimo 1 at Penticton 4 (2,433)
March 27 — Chilliwack at Nanaimo - 7 pm
March 29 — Penticton at Chilliwack - 7 pm
March 31 — Chilliwack at Penticton - 7 pm
x-April 2 — Penticton at Nanaimo - 7 pm  
x-April 4 — Nanaimo at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-April 6 — TBA at TBA - TBA   

Tie-breaker criteria to determine first place: Points; Points in head-to-head games; Goal differential in head-to-head games; Goal differential in overall round-robin games; Round-robin seed

After first place is declared - if the other two teams are tied in round-robin points - they will play a tie-breaker game hosted by the higher round-robin seed on Monday, April 6th.







Three former BCHL players are identified among "Ten NCAA Hockey Talents to Watch" by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button. Defensemen Mike Reilly (Penticton, 2011-12) and Joey Laleggia (Penticton, 2008-11) along with forward Matt Garbowsky (Powell River, 2009-11) are the three players featured who are BCHL grads. Button's article is available right here.

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Forward Alexander MacMillan (Merritt, 2008-11) has signed a pro tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. The 24-year-old from Calgary, AB, signed an amateur tryout with Utah of the ECHL two weeks ago and had two assists in five games with the Grizzlies. MacMillan wrapped up a four year NCAA career with American International College, posting 79 points (36 goals, 43 assists) in 118 games.

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Goaltender Jeff Malcolm (Quesnel, 2007-09) has been reassigned to the ECHL's Greenville Road Warriors by Hartford of the AHL. Malcolm, who was recalled to Hartford on February 4th, is 6-4-0 in ten AHL appearances this year, with a 3.40 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage.  In 25 ECHL games with the Road Warriors, he has a 15-9-1 record, a 2.54 GAA, a .920 save percentage and one shutout.

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Forward Sahir Gill (Vernon, 2008-10) had his professional tryout with AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs expire and the 22-year-old from Terrace, BC will return to the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. In 25 games with the Bulldogs, he had four points (two goals, two assists). He also played 12 games on a pro tryout with Wilkes-Barre Scranton in the AHL, posting three points (one goal, two assists). Gill also has 14 points (four goals, ten assists) in 15 games with the Nailers this season.

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Forward Brett Lyon (Penticton AP, Westside, 2007-09) signed a pro tryout with Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. Lyon, who's from Grand Forks, BC, had been playing with the ECHL's Brampton Beast. He had four points (two goals, two assists) in six games with the Beast since being acquired from the Allen Americans last month. With Allen, Lyon notched 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 47 games.

Monday, March 23, 2015

BCHL Round Robin Semifinal Details Announced, PG Trades Clements and Ballarin, Merritt Moves Willcox to Trail:




 


The BCHL round robin semifinal series is set after thrilling game seven wins for Penticton over Vernon 2-0 and Nanaimo over Powell River 3-2. The Vees and Clippers join Chilliwack in the unique round robin format and this year sees all three regular season division winners move on to the semifinals to determine the Fred Page Cup finalists.

The BCHL division finals saw a total of 29,397 fans attend 18 games, which is an average of 1,633 per game.

Each team plays two home and two road games in the round robin setup, with the top two teams advancing to the Fred Page Cup final. If one team is mathematically eliminated from the round robin before its conclusion, the tournament stops and the teams remaining begin their preparations for the Fred Page Cup.

The following tiebreakers are applied in order to determine first place: most points, most points acquired in games played between tied teams, superior goal differential from games played between tied teams, superior goal differential from overall games played in round robin; round robin seed.

After first place is declared, if the other two teams are tied in round-robin points, they will play a tie-breaker game hosted by the higher round-robin seed on Monday, April 6.

March 25 — Nanaimo at Penticton - 7 pm
March 27 — Chilliwack at Nanaimo - 7 pm
March 29 — Penticton at Chilliwack - 7 pm
March 31 — Chilliwack at Penticton - 7 pm
x-April 2 — Penticton at Nanaimo - 7 pm  
x-April 4 — Nanaimo at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-April 6 — TBA at TBA - TBA  








The Prince George Spruce Kings completed the future considerations from the December 1st trade which saw 20-year-old defenseman Tyler Kunz be acquired from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. 

PG sends 19-year-old defenseman Adam Clements and 19-year-old Marco Ballarin to the Bobcats to completed the deal. Clements had 34 points (ten goals, 24 assists) in 49 games with the Spruce Kings after being acquired from the Ontario Junior Hockey League's Whitby Fury in late September. 

Ballarin was into his second season with Prince George after joining the Spruce Kings as a free agent on December 1, 2013 from the junior B Ridge Meadows Flames. In 67 career games with PG, the New Westminster, BC, product had 20 points (11 goals, nine assists). Andrea Johnson of the Prince George Citizen has the story here.

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The Merritt Centennials traded 18-year-old Rhett Willcox to the Trail Smoke Eaters as the future considerations. The deal completes the trade that saw the Cents pick up 20-year-old defenseman Griffyn Martin. 

Martin, who's from Fairfield, CT, had ten assists in 20 games with Merritt after posting 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 35 games with the Smoke Eaters. He played two games of NCAA hockey with Union College in 2013-14 before joining Trail this past season.

Willcox, from Surrey, BC, is a veteran of two BCHL seasons in Merritt. He notched 42 points (16 goals, 26 assists) in 97 career games with the Centennials. Willcox is a 10th round selection of the Portland Winterhawks in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.








Forward Stephen Peat (Langley, 1994-95) has been charged with arson after a bizarre incident in Langley last week. The 35-year-old is a veteran of 130 NHL games with Washington, but hadn't played competitively since 2006-07 with the AHL's Albany River Rats. Monique Taminga of the Langley Times has the story here

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Defenseman Jake Baker (Merritt, Nanaimo, Victoria, Trail, 2008-11) has signed a free agent contract with the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL. The Port Moody, BC, native wraps up a four college career at Northern Michigan University which saw him serve as co-captain this past season. Baker had 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in 144 games with the Wildcats.

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Forward Johnny Rogic (Surrey AP, Alberni Valley, 2007-10) was released by Quad City after the Mallads signed Jake Baker. The Vancouver product scored seven points (two goals, five assists) in 30 games with the Mallards this season.

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Defenseman Steve Weinstein (Vernon, 2008-11) signed an amateur try-out contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. The 24-year-old completed his four year NCAA career with Bentley College this season, finishing with 105 points (14 goals, 91 assists) in 145 games.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vees Force Game Seven vs. Vipers, Spruce Kings Coach Steps Down, VIJHL Sniper Commits to PR, Former Bulldog Signs in TO:




 


SECOND ROUND DIVISION FINAL MATCH-UPS
INTERIOR DIVISION






 

(Best of 7 series tied 3-3)
March 14 — Vernon 3 at Penticton 4 (OT) (2,217)
March 15 — Vernon 2 at Penticton 5 (1,972)
March 17 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (1,777)
March 18 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (2,027)
March 20 — Vernon 4 at Penticton 3 (2OT) (2,747)
March 21 — Penticton 5 at Vernon 1 (3,196)
March 22 — Vernon at Penticton - 6 pm

MAINLAND DIVISION





 
(Chilliwack wins best of 7 series 4-0) 
March 13 — Prince George 2 at Chilliwack 3 (1,479)
March 14 — Prince George 1 at Chilliwack 8 (1,509)
March 16 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (1,076)
March 17 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (892)

ISLAND DIVISION





 

(Best of 7 series tied 3-3)
March 13 — Powell River 2 at Nanaimo 4 (1,096)
March 14 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,096)
March 16 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (624)
March 17 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (694)
March 19 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,041)
March 20 — Nanaimo 2 at Powell River 4 (842)
March 22 — Powell River at Nanaimo - 7 pm







The Prince George Spruce Kings are in the market for a new Head Coach after Dave Dupas tendered his resignation. Dupas is leaving PG due to family reasons. The 53-year-old's wife and two kids remained at their home in West Kelowna while he coached the Spruce Kings. In a release on Facebook, the teams says that Dupas felt it was important to be closer to his family. In the same release, Spruce Kings GM Mike Hawes states "I have some potential replacements in mind and I’m going to make some calls over the next few days and have some conversations with guys that I feel would be a good fit. We’re in no rush to fill the spot but that being said I would like to fill the vacancy sooner than later so that the new coach can be heavily involved in the recruiting and building of next season’s team.” During his four and a half seasons with Prince George, Dupas coached the Spruce Kings to a 124-105-9-24 record along with a playoff spot in each of the last four years.









The Powell River Kings announced the commitment of 16-year-old forward Carter Turnbull for the 2015-16 season. Turnbull skated with the junior B Nanaimo Buccaneers this season, posting 71 points (31 goals, 40 assists) in 44 games. He added seven points (three goals, four assists) in five playoff games with the Bucs. The Nanaimo native played one game with the Kings as an affiliate player as well as four with Cowichan. He had no points in the lone game with PR, but did have a goal and an assist with the Capitals.



Forward Casey Bailey (Alberni Valley, 2009-11) signed a two-year entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday as a college free agent. Bailey, who's from Anchorage, AK, had 40 points (22 goals, 18 assists) in 36 regular season games this season with Penn State University. In 96 career games at Penn State, Bailey posted 80 points (45 goals, 35 assists).

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kings and Clippers Going to Game Seven, Vipers Take 3-2 Lead Over Vees, BCHL Alumni Update:




 


SECOND ROUND DIVISION FINAL MATCH-UPS
INTERIOR DIVISION






 

(Vernon leads best of 7 series 3-2)
March 14 — Vernon 3 at Penticton 4 (OT) (2,217)
March 15 — Vernon 2 at Penticton 5 (1,972)
March 17 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (1,777)
March 18 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (2,027)
March 20 — Vernon 4 at Penticton 3 (2OT) (2,747)
March 21 — Penticton at Vernon - 6 pm 
x-March 22 — Vernon at Penticton - 6 pm

MAINLAND DIVISION





 
(Chilliwack wins best of 7 series 4-0) 
March 13 — Prince George 2 at Chilliwack 3 (1,479)
March 14 — Prince George 1 at Chilliwack 8 (1,509)
March 16 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (1,076)
March 17 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (892)

ISLAND DIVISION





 

(Best of 7 series tied 3-3)
March 13 — Powell River 2 at Nanaimo 4 (1,096)
March 14 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,096)
March 16 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (624)
March 17 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (694)
March 19 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,041)
March 20 — Nanaimo 2 at Powell River 4 (842)
March 22 — Powell River at Nanaimo - 7 pm








Defenseman Stefan Gonzales (Westside AP, Burnaby, Quesnel, Chilliwack, Victoria, 2008-12) has committed to MacEwan University for this September. The 22-year-old from Surrey played the last two seasons with Selkirk College of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League, helping the Saints to back-to-back championships. He had 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 24 games with Selkirk in 2014-15.

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Forward Cam Reid (Victoria, Westside, 2007-10) has been loaned to the Adirondack Flames of the AHL by the ECHL's Reading Royals. This is the second trip this season to the AHL for Reid. In mid-February, he played two games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring a goal while racking up 14 penalty minutes. This season with Reading, the Delta, BC, product has 59 points (25 goals, 34 assists) in 59 games.

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Forward Andrew Cherniwchan (Nanaimo, 2007-08) signed a standard player contract with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He signed a pro try-out with Providence back in December, playing 26 games with the Bruins in which he posted ten points (four goals, six assists). The 25-year-old from Hinton, AB, also has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 11 games with South Carolina of the ECHL.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Clippers Take 3-2 Lead Over Kings, Three BCHL Alumni Up for Hobey Baker, Former Bulldog Morrison Signs with Calgary:




 


SECOND ROUND DIVISION FINAL MATCH-UPS
INTERIOR DIVISION






 
(Best of 7 series tied 2-2)
March 14 — Vernon 3 at Penticton 4 (OT) (2,217)
March 15 — Vernon 2 at Penticton 5 (1,972)
March 17 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (1,777)
March 18 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (2,027)
March 20 — Vernon at Penticton - 7 pm
March 21 — Penticton at Vernon - 6 pm 
x-March 22 — Vernon at Penticton - 6 pm

MAINLAND DIVISION





 
(Chilliwack wins best of 7 series 4-0) 
March 13 — Prince George 2 at Chilliwack 3 (1,479)
March 14 — Prince George 1 at Chilliwack 8 (1,509)
March 16 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (1,076)
March 17 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (892)

ISLAND DIVISION





 
(Nanaimo leads best of 7 series 3-2)
March 13 — Powell River 2 at Nanaimo 4 (1,096)
March 14 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,096)
March 16 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (624)
March 17 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (694)
March 19 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,041)
March 20 — Nanaimo at Powell River - 7:15 pm
x-March 22 — Powell River at Nanaimo - 7 pm








Three BCHL alumni are among the Top 10 Finalists for college hockey's biggest award. Forward Matt Garbowsky (Powell River, 2009-11) from RIT, defenseman Joey Laleggia (Penticton, 2009-11) from the University of Denver, and defenseman Mike Reilly (Penticton, 2011-12) from the University of Minnesota are all among the remaining ten players in the running for the Hobey Baker Award. The winner will be announced next month. The official release on the Top 10 Finalists is here.


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Defenseman Kenney Morrison (Alberni Valley, 2010-11) signed with the Calgary Flames as a college free agent on Thursday. The Lloydminster, Alberta product had 15 points (five goals, ten assists) in 37 games this season, his third with Western Michigan University. The Flames release on the signing is here.  

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Forward Massimo Lamacchia (Victoria, Coquitlam, 2009-11) has signed an amateur try-out contract with the ECHL's Greenville Road Warriors. The 23-year-old from Vaughan, Ontario played the last four seasons with Brown University. He had 11 points (one goal, ten assists) in 31 games this season.

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Defenseman Brandon Manning (Prince George, 2007-08) was loaned by the Philadelphia Flyers to Lehigh Valley of the AHL. The Prince George native has one assist in four games with the Flyers this season along with 42 points (ten goals, 32 assists) with the Phantoms.

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Forward Denver Manderson (Penticton, 2007-10) has been recalled to the AHL by the Toronto Marlies from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. The 2010 BCHL Interior MVP has one assist in six games with the Marlies this season. He also has 49 points (18 goals, 31 assists) in 51 games with Orlando.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chiefs Advance to BCHL Double Round Robin, Vipers Cut Vees Lead to 2-1, Kings Tie Series vs. Clippers, Grizzlies Emilio Commits to Colorado College:




 


SECOND ROUND DIVISION FINAL MATCH-UPS
INTERIOR DIVISION






 
(Penticton leads best of 7 series 2-1)
March 14 — Vernon 3 at Penticton 4 (OT) (2,217)
March 15 — Vernon 2 at Penticton 5 (1,972)
March 17 — Penticton 2 at Vernon 5 (1,777)
March 18 — Penticton at Vernon - 7 pm
x-March 20 — Vernon at Penticton - 7 pm
x-March 21 — Penticton at Vernon - 6 pm 
x-March 22 — Vernon at Penticton - 6 pm

MAINLAND DIVISION





 
(Chilliwack wins best of 7 series 4-0) 
March 13 — Prince George 2 at Chilliwack 3 (1,479)
March 14 — Prince George 1 at Chilliwack 8 (1,509)
March 16 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (1,076)
March 17 — Chilliwack 4 at Prince George 3 (892)

ISLAND DIVISION





 
(Best of 7 series 2-2)
March 13 — Powell River 2 at Nanaimo 4 (1,096)
March 14 — Powell River 1 at Nanaimo 2 (1,096)
March 16 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (624)
March 17 — Nanaimo 1 at Powell River 2 (694)
March 19 — Powell River at Nanaimo - 7 pm
March 20 — Nanaimo at Powell River - 7:15 pm
x-March 22 — Powell River at Nanaimo - 7 pm

 






Victoria Grizzlies defenseman Jake Emilio has secured his post-BCHL playing career. The 21-year-old from Kleinburg, Ontario will attend Colorado College starting this September. Emilio was acquired by the Grizzlies from Vernon in October, after playing seven games with the Vipers. He finished the season with 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists) in 49 games.







Defenseman Scott Ford (Merritt, 1997-2000) has signed a professional try-out with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. Ford played 40 games this season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, posting five points (one goal, four assists). The 35-year-old is a veteran of 366 games with Milwaukee, playing parts of the past six seasons with the Admirals, including two as team captain.