15 players score their first career BCHL goals on Saturday

Cranbrook vs. West Kelowna first career BCHL goals

Cranbrook forward Kellan Hjartarson had the Bucks’ first two goals – and his first in the BCHL – in a 3-2 win against West Kelowna.

Hjartarson, a 2003-born forward from Calgary, AB, was playing his fourth game this season and had yet to find the scoresheet yet. He got his second BCHL goal – a shorthanded beauty – later in the second period on Saturday.

Cowichan Valley vs. Victoria first career BCHL goals

Cowichan Valley 2001-born defenseman Colin Campbell notched his first career BCHL goal with 4:16 left in the first period to tie the game against Victoria at 1-1.

The product of Mississauga, ON hadn’t scored a goal since the 2018-19 season when he was a member of the Mississauga Rebels U18 AAA team. He spent the last two seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

After getting an assist in his BCHL debut six days ago, Caps forward Daniel North added his first BCHL goal in Saturday’s loss to the Grizzlies. It came at 2:46 of the second period to cut Victoria’s lead to 3-2.

The Vancouver, BC native was playing his third career BCHL game after spending the last two seasons with the Greater Vancouver Canadians U18 AAA, where he finished with 17 points in 32 games.

Nanaimo vs. Powell River first career BCHL goals

2003-born Powell River forward Karter McNarland found the back of the net 4:49 into the third period for his first career BCHL goal as the Kings were edged by Nanaimo 3-2.

The University of Vermont commit was playing his fourth BCHL game after splitting the 2020-21 season between the US Hockey League, North American Hockey League, and National Collegiate Development Conference.

Clippers forward Alex Morozoff, who’s from Saskatoon, SK, tallied his first career BCHL goal and it was the game winner against Powell River with 10:44 remaining in the third period on Saturday.

The 2001-born forward played 172 Western Hockey League games over the last four seasons with Saskatoon, Seattle, and Red Deer. He made his BCHL debut on Oct. 8 with the Clippers.

Merritt vs. Prince George first career BCHL goals

2004-born Merritt Centennials forward Davide Patella scored his first BCHL goal with four seconds left in the second period in a 5-2 loss against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday.

He was playing his second BCHL game after debuting on Friday. Patella came to the BCHL from Quebec midget AAA hockey, where he had 14 points in 42 games over the last two seasons with Laval-Montréal Rousseau Royal.

Cents forward Connor Farren also tallied his first BCHL goal on Saturday, finishing the scoring for Merritt with 8:05 left in the third period. The goal came in his third career BCHL game.

The 2003-born native of Vancouver, BC, started the season with the Delta Ice Hawks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, playing one game before joining the Centennials.

Trail vs. Wenatchee first career BCHL goals

Trail defenseman – and St. Cloud State University commit – Evan Bushy made his first BCHL goal count in a big way as it was the overtime winner at the Smoke Eaters beat Wenatchee 6-5 on Saturday.

The 2002-born native of Thief River Falls, MN was playing his fifth career BCHL game. He spent 2020-21 in the NAHL with the Minnesota Wilderness and posted 15 points in 52 games.

Port Moody, BC product Adam Parsons tallied his first BCHL goal for Trail at 6:13 of the third period to give the Smokies a 5-4 lead. It came in his fourth career BCHL game.

Parsons, a 2003-born centre, notched an assist in Wednesday’s game against West Kelowna for his first BCHL point. He was with the Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAA last season but didn’t play any games due to COVID-19 restrictions.

After signing with the Smoke Eaters on Thursday, it only took one period of BCHL hockey for 2001-born forward Charlie Strobel to get his first goal in the league. It came with one minute left in the first period to tie the game at 1-1.

The University of Minnesota commit from Stillwater, MN started this season with Muskegon of the US Hockey League and had one assist in four games.

Wenatchee Wild 2002-born forward Garrett Szydlowski scored his first BCHL goal at 18:27 of the second period in Trail.

Garrett Szydlowski’s goal tied the game at 4-4 after the Smokies took the lead just 13 seconds prior. up the scoring for the Silverbacks en route to the victory. The product of Detroit, MI was playing in his second BCHL game after spending 2020-21 with Maryland of the NAHL.

Wild forward Landon Parker closed out the scoring for Wenatchee at 9:31 of the third period to send the game to overtime. It came in his second BCHL game.

The 2002-born winger from East Grand Forks, MN was with East Grand Forks High last season and scored 47 points in 22 games. He also posted two assists in six games with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL.

Chilliwack vs. Langley first career BCHL goals

Fifty-four games after making his BCHL debut as an affiliate player in 2018-19, Langley Rivermen forward Chase Sandhu posted his first career BCHL goal in a 6-3 win over Chilliwack on Saturday. The marker made it 1-1 after the Chiefs opened the scoring early in the first period.

The White Rock, BC product had four assists in his BCHL career with Langley and West Kelowna heading into the game. He last scored a goal while with the Burnaby Winter Club during that 2018-19 season.

Rookie Riv forward Owen Kim got his first goal in the BCHL into an empty net with 17 seconds left in the third period against Chilliwack.

The goal extended the 2004-born forward’s point streak to three games as he now has a goal and two assists on the season. The North Vancouver, BC native was with the Vancouver North West Hawks U18 AAA in 2020-21.

Coquitlam vs. Surrey first career BCHL goals

Surrey rookie forward Grayden Slipec found the back of the net with 3:45 left in the first period for his first tally in the BCHL to make the score 2-0 in the Eagles’ eventual 7-4 loss to Coquitlam. It came in his third career BCHL game.

The 2005-born native of White Rock, BC is committed to the University of North Dakota. He had two goals and five points in four games with Burnaby Winter Club Prep in the Canadian Sport School U18 Hockey League in 2020-21.