BCHL Bulletin: Clippers trade Neitsch for Dixon, Chilliwack and Nanaimo add affiliates, and more!

Clippers acquire Dixon from Toronto for Neitsch

The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2002-born forward Mateo Dixon from the Toronto Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in exchange for 2003-born goaltender Ethan Neitsch and future considerations.

Both players have spent the 2021-22 season in the National Collegiate Development Conference. Neitsch is with the Utica Jr. Comets and Dixon plays for the Jersey Hitmen.

Neitsch, who hails from Edmonton, AB, is 5-2-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in nine games with the Jr. Comets. Dixon is a native of Toronto, ON and he has nine goals and 27 points in 23 games with the Hitmen this season.

Chiefs bring in Joslin as an affiliate player

The Chilliwack Chiefs have added 2005-born defenseman Riley Joslin to their reserve roster as an affiliate player. Joslin is a full-time member of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U18 of the BC Elite Hockey League.

In 18 games with the T-Birds this season, the Langley, BC product has three goals and seven points in 18 games.

Jugnauth named BCHL high school player of the month for November

2004-born defenseman Tyson Jugnauth of the West Kelowna Warriors has been named the BCHL’s high school player of the month for November for his work on the ice and in the classroom. He earned the distinction after posting 10 points in 11 games, while also achieving 80 percent or higher in most of his academic classes.

Jugnauth leads the Warriors blueline in all offensive categories with a goal and 16 assists in 22 games this season. Academically, he has 89 percent in English, 87 in Art, and 86 in Calculus and Science. Jugnauth is committed to the University of Wisconsin for Sept. 2022.

Clippers add Goyer to their reserve roster

The Nanaimo Clippers have brought aboard 2004-born defenseman Nicholas Goyer as an affiliate player. The Langley, BC product has a goal and six assists in 18 games with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the BCEHL this season.

Rumpel signs with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder

The Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL has signed goaltender Joel Rumpel (46-15-0, 2.33 goals-against average, .914 save percentage, and three shutouts in 69 games with Penticton from 2009-11) to a standard player contract.

The Swift Current, SK native is 3-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and one shutout in three games with the Cabri Bulldogs of the White Mud Hockey League this season.

Foley signs a professional tryout with the San Jose Barracuda

Defenseman Matt Foley (one goal, eight assists in 38 games with Merritt in 2014-15) has signed a professional tryout agreement with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

Foley, 26, had Foley, a 26-year-old from Longmeadow, MA, has a goal and three assists in 14 games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL as a sophomore this season.

Desbiens takes his game to France

25-year-old Rosemere, QC forward Jonathan Desbiens (71 goals, 66 assists in 112 games with the West Kelowna Warriors from 2014-16) has signed with Scorpions de Mulhouse of Ligue Magnus, which is the highest level of professional hockey in France.

Desbiens got into seven games with the Iowa Heartlanders of the ECHL this season and put up two goals and two assists. He also played one game with the Maine Mariners.

Shinkaruk released by Iowa Heartlanders

30-year-old forward Carter Shinkaruk (25 goals, 35 assists in 173 games with Langley, Powell River, and Merritt from 2009-12) has been released by the Iowa Heartlanders of the ECHL and rejoins the Quad City Storm of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

The Langley, BC product has two goals and 13 points in 16 games with the Storm this season. He had signed with the Heartlanders on Wednesday.

Toneff signs a contract extension with Humboldt

28-year-old Curtis Toneff (five goals, 15 assists in 53 games with Alberni Valley, West Kelowna, and Trail from 2010-13) has signed a contract extension with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The Nanaimo, BC product is into his third season as an assistant coach with the Broncos.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Surrey forward Jake Bongo had two goals and an assist as the Eagles topped Victoria 5-3.

Second Star: West Kelowna forward Felix Trudeau posted a pair of goals and an assist as the Warriors doubled Merritt 6-3.

Third Star: Trail forward Zach Michaelis scored twice in regulation as the Smoke Eaters edged Vernon 3-2 in a shootout.

Honourable Mentions: Powell River forward Parker Lalonde and Cranbrook forward Tyson Dyck each finished the night with two goals and an assist. Cowichan Valley defenseman Ian Kern, Vernon forward Matthew Culling, and Prince George forward Kolton Cousins each scored a pair of goals.