12 BCHL alumni qualify for NHL playoffs
With the qualifying round now complete, the stage is set for the 16-team NHL Playoffs and there are 12 BCHL alums vying for hockey's ultimate prize, starting tomorrow afternoon.
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) August 10, 2020
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.
Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express)
Duncan Keith (Penticton Panthers)
Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees)
Columbus Blue Jackets
Riley Nash (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Jamie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)
Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires)
New York Islanders
Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam Express)
Devon Toews (Surrey Eagles)
Derek Grant (Langley Chiefs)
St. Louis Blues
Tyler Bozak (Victoria Grizzlies)
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…
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
— Greenville Swamp Rabbits (@SwampRabbits) August 10, 2020
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
Let's meet our final new Husky in this year's frosh class…
— UConn Men's Hockey (@UConnMHOC) August 10, 2020
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