BCHL Bulletin: Surrey strikes a three-way deal with Merritt and Carleton Place, Silverbacks pick up Clarkson commit, and more!

Eagles make a three-way deal with Merritt and Carleton Place

The Surrey Eagles have swung a three-way deal with the Merritt Centennials and Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League that sees 2004-born forward Drew Dornan end up in Ontario.

First, the Eagles sent future considerations to the Cents for Dornan, an Abbotsford, BC product who posted a goal and an assist in 23 games with Merritt this past season. He also had two assists in 15 games for Chilliwack during the 2020-21 pod season.

Then Surrey moved Dornan and future considerations to Carleton Place for 2003-born forward Bill Gourgon. Gourgon, who hails from Carp, ON, finished 2021-22 with a dozen goals and 37 points in 38 games with the Canadians.

He was a 12th-round selection, 231st overall, by the North Bay Battalion in the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Silverbacks pick up Gillespie from Brockville

2003-born forward Ryan Gillespie has been acquired by the Salmon Arm Silverbacks from the Brockville Braves of the Central Canada Hockey League for future considerations.

Gillespie, who hails from Toronto, ON, played the entire 2021-22 season with the Omaha Lancers of the US Hockey League, scoring three times and adding 12 assists in 56 games. He is committed to Clarkson University to play NCAA hockey starting with the 2023-24 season.

Spruce Kings looking to hire an athletic therapist/trainer

The Prince George Spruce Kings are on the hunt for an athletic therapist and trainer for the 2022-23 season. Details about the job and how to apply are available on Prince George’s website here.