BCHL Bulletin: Vees add another goaltender, Chiefs recruit Northwood School captain, and more!

Vees add WHL veteran Serhyenko

The Penticton Vees have added another goaltender to their crease, joining 2001-born Kaeden Lane, 2002-born Colin Purcell, and 2003-born Mason Dunsford on the active roster.

The Vees signed 2002-born netminder Carter Serhyenko on Monday after he played 17 games with Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League this season. The Saskatoon, SK product was 6-10-1 with a 3.55 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage.

Over the last three seasons, Serhyenko has played 42 games with the Raiders, going 15-20-5 with a 3.20 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage.

Penticton placed Lane on the BCHL 30-day injured reserve on Dec. 16 and the earliest he can return to the Vees lineup is Jan. 12 for a home game against Salmon Arm.

Chiefs nab Jones for 2022-23 BCHL season

The Chilliwack Chiefs have signed 2004-born forward Bryan Jones for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season. The Columbus, OH native is playing US high school prep hockey with Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY.

Jones is the captain at Northwood this season and has 18 goals and 41 points in 62 games at the school over the past two years. His dad, Casey, has been the head coach for Clarkson University in the NCAA for the past 11 seasons.

Avalanche add Miska to its taxi squad

Goaltender Hunter Miska (53-21-5, 2.03 goals-against average, .924 save percentage, seven shutouts in 80 games with Penticton from 2013-15) was added by the Colorado Avalanche to its taxi squad on Monday.

The 25-year-old from Stacy, MN is 0-2-0 with an 8.86 goals-against average and a .718 save percentage in three games with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League this season. He’s also played two games with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, posting a 1-1-0 record alongside a 3.51 goals-against average and an .875 save percentage.

Preds place Sissons on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list

Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons (six goals, 16 assists in 58 games with Westside in 2009-10) was placed in the National Hockey League’s COVID-19 protocols on Monday.

The 28-year-old product of North Vancouver, BC has four goals and 13 points in 29 games with the Preds this season, his eighth in the NHL.

Tanev to miss the rest of 2021-22 with a knee injury

Seattle Kraken forward Brandon Tanev (11 goals, 22 assists in 58 games with Surrey in 2011-12) is out for the remainder of the NHL season after suffering an injury to an anterior cruciate ligament in a game against Edmonton on Dec. 18

Tanev, a 29-year-old from Toronto, ON, was having a solid first season in Seattle with nine goals and 15 points in 30 games. He has 107 points in 325 games in the NHL over the past seven seasons with Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, and the Kraken.

Canucks bring Hunt off the COVID-19 list

The Vancouver Canucks welcomed defenseman Brad Hunt (20 goals, 69 assists in 122 games with Burnaby from 2006-08) back from COVID-19 protocol on Boxing Day and he joined the team for practice after being out for two weeks.

Hunt, 32, has played six games with the Canucks this season and posted one assist. The Maple Ridge, BC native is a veteran of 197 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Nashville, Vegas, Minnesota, and Vancouver over the last nine seasons.

Garrison jumps to Syracuse on a pro tryout

37-year-old defenseman Jason Garrison (29 goals, 60 assists in 109 games with Nanaimo from 2003-05) signed a professional tryout contract with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Monday.

The White Rock, BC resident hasn’t played since the 2019-20 season when he notched one assist in 29 games with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League.

Last January, he returned to his alma mater at the University of Minnesota-Duluth to complete his degree and serve as student assistant coach for the NCAA squad, a position Garrison still holds.

Lucchini takes his game from Canadian university to Germany

Defenseman Jeremy Lucchini (nine goals, 66 assists in 175 games with Trail from 2014-18) has signed for the remainder of the 2021-22 season with the Blue Devils Weiden in Oberliga, which is the third tier of professional hockey in Germany.

The 24-year-old from Trail, BC has played U SPORTS hockey for the last four seasons at York University in Toronto, ON, tallying five goals and 18 points in 34 games.

Svejkovsky traded in the WHL from Medicine Hat to Seattle

Forward Lukas Svejkovsky (five goals, six assists in 16 games with Wenatchee in 2017-18) was traded in the WHL from Medicine Hat to Seattle for three prospects draft picks on Monday.

The 2001-born centre from Tampa, FL, had 13 goals and 30 points in 24 games with the Tigers this season. Over the course of the last four WHL seasons, Svejkovsky put up 52 goals and 116 points in 163 games with Medicine Hat and Vancouver.