BCHL Bulletin: Eagles get Lorenz from Camrose, Shea heads from the Wild to the Wolverines, and more!

Eagles send Prazma and Feaver to Sherwood Park

The Surrey Eagles announced on Friday that they have acquired 2002-born forward Logan Lorenz from the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Eagles noted that 2002-born goaltender Max Prazma and 2002-born forward Zack Feaver end up with the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders as part of the deal.

The BCHL transactions page says the Eagles acquired 2003-born forward Ashton McNelly from the Crusaders for Prazma and Feaver. However, Surrey made no mention of McNelly in referencing the trade with Sherwood Park. Surrey also included future considerations going to Grande Prairie of the AJHL in the graphic above but it’s unknown what the Eagles receive from the Storm.

BCHLNetwork reached out to the Eagles for clarification but didn’t receive a reply before the BCHL Bulletin publishing deadline.

Lorenz, who’s from Consort, AB, split 2021-22 between Camrose in the AJHL, and Prince George and Vernon in the BCHL, compiling eight goals and 15 points in 43 games.

Prazma is a product of Calgary, AB. He posted a 17-17-0 record to go along with a 3.09 goals-against average, a .903 save percentage, and two shutouts in 36 games with Surrey in 2021-22.

Feaver, a Chilliwack, BC native, finished the 2021-22 season with two goals and eight points in 36 games for the Eagles. He also had a goal in 13 games for Trail in 2020-21.

McNelly was an alternate captain for the Crusaders this past season. The product of Westlock, AB finished the year with eight goals and 23 points in 51 games.

Shea commits to the University of Michigan

2001-born Wenatchee Wild goaltender Tyler Shea took to Twitter on Friday to announce his commitment to the University of Michigan for this fall. He is the ninth member of Wenatchee’s roster to secure an NCAA commitment.

Shea, from Stevenson Ranch, CA, was a workhorse for the Wild this past season, finishing with a 17-17-4 record, a .904 save percentage, and a 2.98 goals-against average.

Price claims the NHL’s Masterton Trophy

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (2.70 goals-against-average in 18 games with Quesnel in 2002-03) was named the 2021-22 winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Friday for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game of hockey.

Price, a 34-year-old from Anahim Lake, BC, voluntarily entered the NHL’s player assistance program last October and missed all but five of the Canadiens games during the season. He ended up with a 1-4-0 record, a 3.63 goals-against average, and an .878 save percentage.

Vees recruit Norcross commits to Northeastern

2003-born Penticton Vees recruit Billy Norcross has committed to Northeastern University to play NCAA hockey starting in September 2023. He was originally committed to Boston College.

Norcross, a native of Lynn, MA, put up 11 goals and 31 points in 26 high school games as the captain at Cushing Academy this past season.

Capitals add Musselwhite as assistant general manager

The Cowichan Valley Capitals unveiled on Friday that George Musselwhite has joined the club as assistant general manager to head coach and GM Brian Passmore.

Musselwhite has served as a BC scout for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League since the start of the 2008-09 season. He won WHL championships with Edmonton in 2012 and 2014 and the Memorial Cup in 2014.

Miller steps away from the Vees’ booth

The Penticton Vees announced on Friday that director of broadcasting and communications Trevor Miller has stepped down from the position. The Vees nor Miller unveiled where his next step is.

The 27-year-old has been behind the mic for Penticton for the last three seasons. He’s spent a total of nine seasons as a broadcaster in the BCHL after starting as Penticton’s colour commentator in 2013 before stints in Trail and West Kelowna doing play-by-play.

The club indicated it would name a replacement for Miller’s role next week.

Astorino is off to Maryville University

20-year-old forward Blake Astorino (one goal in 10 games with Merritt in 2021-22) has committed to Maryville University, which plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Astorino, from Prince George, BC, wrapped up this past season with the Osoyoos Coyotes of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey, scoring a pair of goals in four playoff games.

Anderson heads to Anna Maria College

Forward Carter Anderson (one game with Cowichan Valley in 2021-22) has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.

The 2001-born Langley, BC native spent most of this past season with Melfort of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and notched 20 goals and 47 points in 54 games.

Preston to play college hockey at Simon Fraser University

2001-born forward Carson Preston (one goal, one assist in 19 games with Merritt in 2020-21) has committed to Simon Fraser University and will play in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League.

Preston, who’s from Langley, BC, wrapped his junior career in 2021-22 with the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League. In 34 games with the Kodiaks, he tallied 25 goals and 53 points.