BCHL Bulletin: Smokies and Chiefs add new recruits, BCHL names three stars of the week, and more!

Smoke Eaters add Halliday for 2022-23

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced the commitment of 2003-born forward JT Halliday for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season on Monday.

Halliday, a native of Saugus, CA, has a dozen goals and 21 points in 22 games as the captain at St. Paul’s School this season. He also played 18 games with the Northern Cyclones 18U AAA Prep, finishing with four goals and 10 points.

Chiefs bring in Ramsay for next season

2003-born defender Duncan Ramsay of Halifax, NS has signed with the Chilliwack Chiefs for the 2022-23 BCHL season.

Ramsay, who’s committed to the University of Vermont for September 2023, is the captain this season at Kimball Union Academy where he has five goals and 27 points in 33 games.

He also played 20 games with the GBL Bruins 18U AAA squad and notched a goal and 11 points.

BCHL unveils Three Stars of the Week

The BCHL unveiled its three stars of the week on Monday, with Cowichan Valley Capitals David Jacobs, Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck, and West Kelowna Warriors defender Charles-Alexis Legault taking the honours.

Jacobs, a 20-year-old from Needham, MA, recorded two goals and four assists in two games last week to lead the league with six points. The Princeton University commit finished the week with back-to-back three-point performances to lead the Capitals to a win and loss.

Legault, a 2004-born product of Abbotsford, BC, led the league in assists last week with six in two games played. He had a helper on all of the Bucks goals in a 5-2 victory against Penticton on Friday and then notched one assist in a 6-1 loss to the Vees on Saturday night.

Legault, a 2003-born native of Pierrefonds, QC, scored three goals and added two assists for five points in three contests last week. He recorded a goal and two assists on Thursday in a 5-3 against Salmon Arm and then scored again in Friday’s 7-1 victory in Merritt and Sunday at home in a 6-1 win over Vernon.

Stars send Scheel back to the American Hockey League

Goaltender Adam Scheel (29-12-0, 2.08 goals-against average, .927 save percentage, three shutouts in 45 games with Penticton in 2017-18) was reassigned by the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

The 22-year-old product of Lakewood, OH is 7-6-9, with a 2.91 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in 22 games with Texas this season. He’s also played six games with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, posting a 3-3 record, a 2.37 goals-against average, and a .917 save percentage.

Canucks shift Rempal back to Abbotsford

26-year-old forward Sheldon Rempal (110 goals, 103 assists in 167 games with Nanaimo from 2013-16) was assigned by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks to the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks on Monday. He currently has 24 goals and 51 points through 42 games in his first season with Abbotsford.

The Calgary, AB product has 46 goals and 123 points in his four-year, 181-game AHL career with Abbotsford, Chicago, and Ontario. Rempal does not have a point in 11 career NHL games with Vancouver, Carolina, and Los Angeles.