Wood, Trotter, Dukovac named three stars of the month
The BC Hockey League has announced its three stars of the month for February, with Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood, Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Aaron Trotter, and Langley Rivermen forward Max Dukovac earning the distinction.
Wood, a 2005-born native of Nanaimo, BC, led the league in scoring with 21 points in 10 games last month, and his 11 goals were tied for most in the league. He now leads the BCHL with 42 goals, 79 points, and just under two points per game through 40 contests this season.
Trotter, a 20-year-old from Victoria, BC, posted a 6-1-2 record in February in addition to a 1.70 goals-against average, a .941 save percentage, and one shutout. He currently ranks among the top-five in the league with both his 2.11 goals-against average and his .921 save percentage on the campaign.
Dukovac finished the month by collecting 19 points during a nine-game point streak. The 2002-born product of Aurora, IL totalled 20 points in February, and his 13 assists tied for the league lead.
Rybinski signs entry-level deal with Washington Capitals
2001-born forward Henry Rybinski (one goal, 11 assists in nine games with Coquitlam in 2018-19) has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.
Rybisnki has 18 goals and 54 points in 39 games with the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds this season. The Vancouver, BC product has 47 goals and 118 points in his five-year, 165-game WHL career.
Lalonde commits to Minnesota State
Powell River Kings 2004-born forward Parker Lalonde announced his commitment to play NCAA Division I hockey at Minnesota State University-Mankato last week.
The native of Aberdeen, SK is in his first season with Powell River, in which he has tallied 16 goals and 36 points in 48 games.
Spruce Kings extend Carter for two years
The Prince George Spruce Kings have signed assistant general manager and director of player personnel Craig Carter to a two-year contract extension.
Carter is currently in his second season with the Spruce Kings, after previously working in the BCHL with Salmon Arm and Coquitlam, and has also worked in the NHL as a scout for the Minnesota Wild.
Culling commits to University of Regina
20-year-old Vernon Vipers forward Matt Culling has committed to play for the University of Regina of USports next season.
Culling is in his first season with the Vipers, in which he has contributed 10 goals and 24 points through 44 games. The Regina, SK native also tallied 21 goals and 39 points in 153 contests during a four-year WHL career with Edmonton, Swift Current, and Prince Albert.
Coquitlam commits Wilson for 2022-23
The Coquitlam Express announced it has committed 2003-born forward Culin Wilson to its roster for next season.
The Hingham, MA native is in his fourth season with Dexter Southfield School in the United States High School Prep League. At the time of his commitment, Wilson had managed 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points through 23 contests.
Pieper signs with Adirondack in ECHL
28-year-old forward Canon Pieper (33 goals, 33 assists in 57 games with Coquitlam in 2013-14) has signed with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, after being released by the Orlando Solar Bears last week.
The Roseville, MN native had four goals and eight points in 24 games with the Solar Bears, as well as an assist in two contests with the Iowa Heartlanders.