BCHL Today: 12 BCHL alumni make NHL playoffs, Massy signs in France, Ripley extends with Greenville, and more


12 BCHL alumni qualify for NHL playoffs

With the qualifying round now complete, the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs begin today. Included in round one of the 16-team chase for the Cup will be 12 alumni of the BC Hockey League. The Victoria Grizzlies and Penticton Vees/Panthers lead the way with three alum, while the Coquitlam Express have two. The Surrey Eagles, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Quesnel Millionaires and Langley Chiefs are also represented.

Calgary Flames

Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express)

Chicago Blackhawks

Duncan Keith (Penticton Panthers)

Colorado Avalanche

Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Riley Nash (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)

Montreal Canadiens

Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires)

New York Islanders

Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam Express)

Devon Toews (Surrey Eagles)

Philadelphia Flyers

Derek Grant (Langley Chiefs)

St. Louis Blues

Tyler Bozak (Victoria Grizzlies)

Vancouver Canucks

Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)

Troy Stecher (Penticton Vees)


Massy signs in France

La Défense de l’étoile noire prend du volume 🏒!!!Prudence sera de mise à l’approche de la Cage🥅Bienvenu Kevin ITW transatlantique à suivre…

Posted by Etoile Noire de Strasbourg on Monday, August 10, 2020

Defenseman Kevin Massy (21 goals, 72 assists in 157 games with Victoria from 2013-16) has signed with Etoile Noire de Strasbourg in France.

Massy, from Victoria, spent the last four seasons with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the ACAC.

He accumulated 22 goals and 69 assists in 106 games during his four seasons at S.A.I.T.


Ripley signs extension with Greenville

Defenseman Luke Ripley (two goals, 19 assists in 75 games with Powell River from 2012-14) has signed a contract extension with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL.

The Kitimat, BC product is entering his third season with Greenville, tallying four goals and eight assists in 66 games during his first two campaigns.


UConn introduces new recruit Bowes

University of Connecticut sent out a tweet yesterday welcoming new recruit Cassidy Bowes to the team, after he committed in February. The forward committed to play NCAA Div. I at UConn from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL.

He spent parts of three seasons in the BCHL with Penticton from 2016-19, racking up 23 goals and 34 assists in 97 games. Bowes was an assistant captain in his last season with the Vees, and also joined the Vees for the Western Canada Cup and Royal Bank Cup run in 2016-17