17 players score their first career BCHL goals on night two of the season

Penticton vs. Wenatchee first career BCHL goals

Penticton forward Jason Nadeau had the Vees’ first two goals – and his first in the BCHL – in a 3-2 overtime win against Wenatchee.

Nadeau, a 2003-born forward from St-François-de-Madawaska, NB, had 13 goals and 31 points in 15 games with the Edmundston Blizzard of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last season.

Wild 2001-born forward Jayden Price notched his first career BCHL goal with 9:07 left in the second period to give Wenatchee a 2-1 lead.

The product of Dove Canyon, CA posted eight goals and 19 points in 22 games with the Philadelphia Hockey Club of the National Collegiate Development Conference in 2020-21.

Despite making his BCHL debut as an affiliate for Wenatchee two seasons ago, 2004-born forward Cade Littler got his first BCHL goal for the Wild 3:38 into the third period on Saturday.

Littler, who’s from East Wenatchee, WA, spent most of the 2020-21 season with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 16U AAA of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League, putting up eight goals and 16 points in 17 games.

Chilliwack vs. Coquitlam first career BCHL goals

2002-born Chiefs defenseman Thomas Messineo found the back of the net 11:02 into the second period for his first career BCHL goal as Chilliwack dumped Coquitlam 7-2.

Messineo didn’t get into any games of record in 2020-21 after playing 28 games with St. Sebastian’s School in 2019-20. The Westwood, MA native finished with two goals and 13 points.

Chiefs forward AJ Lacroix, who’s from West Vancouver, BC, tallied his first career BCHL to increase Chilliwack’s lead to 5-2 with 8:57 remaining in the third period on Saturday.

The 2005-born forward was scoreless in two games with Delta Hockey Academy U17 Prep of the Canadian Sport School U17 Hockey League last season.

Alberni Valley vs. Cowichan Valley first career BCHL goals

2002-born Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Ronan Walsh scored his first BCHL goal at 10:42 of the second period en route to a hat trick in a 6-5 loss against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday.

Walsh came to the BCHL from US high school prep hockey, where he had 75 points in 59 games from 2018-20 at Proctor Academy. The Andover, NH product is committed to the University of Vermont for next fall.

Caps forward David Jacobs also tallied his first BCHL goal on Saturday, opening the scoring for Cowichan Valley with 9:27 left in the first period.

The 2001-born native of Needham, MA, who’s committed to Princeton University, was with Noble & Greenough School in 2020-21 but didn’t play any games due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Fellow Princeton commit Nick Marciano capped the first BCHL goal trifecta for Cowichan Valley when he scored at the 11:54 mark of the third period.

The 2002-born blueliner from Greenwich, CT was with Kent School last season but didn’t get into any games. He also posted two assists in four games with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League.

Merritt vs. Salmon Arm first career BCHL goals

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2004-born forward Aidan Lindblad scored his first BCHL goal at 15:03 of the third period in a 3-1 win over the Merritt Centennials on Saturday.

Lindblad’s goal wrapped up the scoring for the Silverbacks en route to the victory. The product of Salmon Arm, BC was playing in his ninth BCHL game after getting into eight with the Silverbacks last season.

Nanaimo vs. Powell River first career BCHL goals

Clippers forward Charles Tardif tallied his first career BCHL marker 16:31 into the first period as Nanaimo scored three in the opening stanza en route to a 4-1 win in Powell River.

Tardif, a 2003-born forward from Quebec City, QC, played 32 games with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL in 2020-21 and posted 10 points. He is committed to Michigan Tech for September 2022.

2002-born Kings’ left wing Hunter Andrew broke Nanaimo’s shutout bid with his first BCHL goal, it came 3:12 into the third period against the Clippers.

Andrew hails from Virden, MB, and finished the 2020-21 season with the Charlotte Rush of the USPHL Premier League. In four games, he posted a goal and three assists.

Cranbrook vs. Trail first career BCHL goals

Trail rookie forward Ridge Dawson found the back of the net with 10:43 left in the first period for his first tally in the BCHL to make the score 1-1 in the Smoke Eaters’ eventual 3-1 victory over Cranbrook. It came in his second career BCHL game.

The 2004-born native of Kelowna, BC had five goals and 14 points in nine games for the Okanagan Hockey Academy U18 Prep of the CSSHL during the 2020-21 season.

Prince George vs. West Kelowna first career BCHL goals

University of Maine commit Felix Trudeau got his first career BCHL goal 5:41 into the opening frame of Saturday’s game against Prince George. He scored his second 3:07 later that period.

The 2002-born product of Terrebonne, QC had nine points in nine games with the Amherst Ramblers in the MJAHL in 2020-21. He was fifth in scoring on the Warriors during the 2020 BCHL exhibition season with five points in 11 games.

2003-born forward Nick Roukounakis had the eventual game-winner for the Warriors with his first BCHL goal just 55 seconds into the third period.

The Boston University commit from Pembroke, MA played with Thayer Academy prep school last season and posted 27 points in 26 games.

2003-born West Kelowna defenseman Tyler Rubin provided the insurance marker at 5:58 of the third period in the win over PG to notch his first BCHL goal.

Rubin, a Natick, MA product who’s committed to Princeton University for next fall, didn’t play any games last season at Belmont Hill School because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Langley vs. Surrey first career BCHL goals

Langley Rivermen forward Max Dukovac scored at 14:07 of the third period for his first BCHL goal and it was the game-winner in a 3-1 victory at home against the Surrey Eagles.

The 2002-born Aurora, IL native was acquired from Alberni Valley early last month. He didn’t play with any team last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2003-born Surrey forward Ben Fontaine had the lone goal for the Eagles, it came at the 15:52 mark of the first period to make the score 1-0, and it was his first marker in the BCHL.

Fontaine, who’s from Maple Ridge, BC, had six points in six exhibition games with the Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAA last year.