BCHL Bulletin: Rivermen trade Attew to Coquitlam, Warriors, Cents, and Chiefs sign new players, and more!

Express pick up Attew from the Rivermen

Coquitlam and Langley struck a deal on Tuesday that sees the Express acquire 2003-born defender Tanner Attew while the Rivermen picked up future considerations.

Attew, who’s from White Rock, B.C., had seven goals and 20 points in 40 games with the Rivermen in 2022-23. He added three assists in four Fred Page Cup playoff games.

In three BCHL seasons, Attew has totaled 14 goals and 51 points in 97 career games with Victoria and Langley. He also has 10 assists in 19 career playoff contests with the Rivermen.

Warriors recruit Drury and Houge for 2023-24

In a busy morning for the West Kelowna Warriors, the team announced the signings of 2004-born defender Simon Houge and 2005-born forward Owen Drury for the 2023-24 season.

Houge, who is from Woodbury, Minnesota, played 31 prep school games at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2022-23, scoring three goals and 37 points as captain. He also appeared in 18 games with the Team MAP South Hockey in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League and had three goals and seven points.

He also posted a pair of assists in 10 games with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North America Hockey League. Houge is committed to Air Force Academy for the 2024-25 NCAA season.

Drury, hailing from Newport Beach, California, spent his 2022-23 season with the South Shore Kings of the National Collegiate Development Conference. He had three goals and 12 points in 45 games. He added three assists in eight NCDC post-season appearances.

Arnott to play NCAA Division I hockey for UMD

Penticton Vees forward Callum Arnott has committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for September 2024. The school’s campus is located in Duluth, Minnesota.

Arnott, a 2004-born forward who hails from King City, Ont., had three goals and 24 points in 49 games with the Vees this past season. He added two goals and five points in 17 Fred Page Cup playoff games as Penticton clinched its second straight BCHL crown.

Centennials add Losier from the CCHL

2005-born forward Zach Losier has signed with the Merritt Centennials and will join them for the 2023-24 season after playing with the Ottawa Jr. Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League last season.

The Niagara Falls, Ont. scored 12 goals and 24 points in 40 games with the Jr. Sens in 2022-23. He added two points in 10 playoff games as Ottawa won the CCHL championship. Losier was traded by the Jr. Senators to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in June but chose to join the Centennials instead.

Savage returns to Chilliwack for his final junior hockey season

The Chilliwack Chiefs announced on Tuesday that 2003-born goaltender Cole Savage has returned to the team for the 2023-24 season. The Langley, B.C. product spent most of last season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Drayton Valley Thunder after being traded there by Chilliwack on Oct. 16.

In 20 games with the Thunder, Savage was 3-14-0 with a 4.74 goals-against average and a .879 save percentage. He played three games with the Chiefs before the trade, going 1-2-0 and posting a 2.36 goals-against average, and an .897 save percentage.

Parker commits to Augsburg University

2002-born forward Landon Parker (nine goals, 11 assists in 45 games with Wenatchee in 2021-22) has committed to playing at the NCAA Division III level next season with Augsburg University.

The East Grand Forks, Minnesota native notched 13 goals and 29 points in 49 games with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL in 2022-23. He was scoreless for the Wings in three NAHL playoff games.

Jankowski inks an extension with Wheeling

26-year-old forward David Jankowski (one goal, three assists with Chilliwack in 2016-17) signed an extension with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL for the 2023-24 season. He had three goals and three assists in seven games with the Nailers this past season.

The product of Dundas, Ont. signed in Wheeling after his NCAA career ended in late March. He finished with 24 goals and 62 points in 138 college games split between St. Lawrence University and Michigan Tech University over the last five seasons.