Welcome to the 2020-21 BCHL-WHL tracker, the list of players from Western Hockey League teams who have joined BC Hockey League teams since June 1, 2020.
The BCHL has a rule where its teams are only allowed to bring in two 20-year-old players who played Major Junior hockey the previous season.
The Western Hockey League allowed its players to join teams in junior A, junior B, and U18 until the season starts on January 8. In response, the BCHL voted to allow its teams to add two more U20 Major Junior players.
Any WHL players who were signed as a regular roster player by a BCHL team in the Hockey Canada Registry in the past won’t count towards the limit either.
The list below only includes players who finished the 2019-20 season in the WHL. It does not include players who played in the WHL prior to this past season and have now joined a BCHL team. It also doesn’t include players who started the 2019-20 season in the WHL and finished it with a BCHL team.
This list is updated as WHL players are announced as joining BCHL teams.
NOVEMBER 24: Coquitlam Express acquire 2001-born defenseman Alek Sukunda on loan from the Moose Jaw Warriors | Express add Sukunda on-loan from the Moose Jaw Warriors
NOVEMBER 18: Prince George Spruce Kings acquire 2000-born defenseman Cole Moberg on loan from the Prince George Cougars | Spruce Kings add Moberg on loan from Prince George Cougars
NOVEMBER 10: Cowichan Valley Capitals acquire 2002-born defenseman Aidan De La Gorgendiere on loan from the Saskatoon Blades and 2002-born forward John Little on loan from the Tri-City Americans | Capitals add Little and De La Gorgendiere on loan from WHL
NOVEMBER 6: Trail Smoke Eaters acquire 2002-born forward Ben King on loan from the Red Deer Rebels | Smoke Eaters finalize leadership group while bolstering roster
NOVEMBER 5: Coquitlam Express acquire 2001-born forward Samuel Huo on loan from the Tri-City Americans | Express acquire Samuel Huo on-loan from Tri-City Americans
NOVEMBER 4: Salmon Arm Silverbacks acquire 2001-born defenseman Mitchell Brown on loan from the Tri-City Americans. | The Americans have loaned Mitchell Brown to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL through December 20th
NOVEMBER 3: Alberni Valley Bulldogs acquire 2000-born defenseman Loeden Schaufler from the Edmonton Oil Kings | Loeden Schaufler has reported to the Bulldogs for the 20-21 season
NOVEMBER 2: Penticton Vees acquire 2001-born forward Connor Bouchard on loan from the Tri-City Americans. | The Americans have loaned Connor Bouchard to the Penticton Vees of the BCHL through December 20th
OCTOBER 29: Vernon Vipers acquire 2000-born forward Josh Prokop on loan from the Calgary Hitmen 2000-born forward Tyler Carpendale on loan from the Kamloops Blazers | Prokop and Carpendale join Vipers
OCTOBER 29: Victoria Grizzlies acquire 2002-born forward Payton Mount and 2002-born defenseman Luke Bateman on loan from the Seattle Thunderbirds. | WHLer Payton Mount back home with Grizzlies, for now
OCTOBER 27: Prince George Spruce Kings acquire 2001-born forward Connor Bowie and 2002-born defenseman Aiden Reeves on loan from the Prince George Cougars | Spruce Kings add Bowie and Reeves on loan from Cougars
OCTOBER 23: Cowichan Valley Capitals acquire 2002-born defenseman Dylan Anderson on loan from the Everett Silvertips | Silvertips announce loans of five players to start 2020-21
OCTOBER 23: Nanaimo Clippers acquire 2000-born defenseman Gianni Fairbrother on loan from the Everett Silvertips | Silvertips announce loans of five players to start 2020-21
SEPTEMBER 22: Trail Smoke Eaters acquire 2000-born forward Justyn Gurney from the Everett Silvertips | Trail Smoke Eaters send veteran d-man to Merritt, add former WHLer
SEPTEMBER 21: Prince George Spruce Kings acquire 2000-born forward Hunor Torzsok from the Everett Silvertips | Spruce Kings acquire Hunor Torzsok from Merritt Centennials