BCHL Today: Four players score their first BCHL goals, and more


Salmon Arm vs. West Kelowna first career BCHL goals

Philippe Jacques notched his first BC Hockey League goal as part of a three-goal third period to lead the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to a 6-4 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors on Thursday afternoon.

The 2002-born centre from Quebec City, Quebec scored the milestone marker at the 8:25 mark of the third period. It came in his fifth career BCHL game and is also his first point in the BCHL.

Coquitlam vs. Powell River first career BCHL goals

2001-born Coquitlam Express defenseman Ryan Suzukovich scored his first BCHL goal in a 5-4 shootout win over the Powell River Kings on Thursday.

Suzukovich’s goal came at 19:40 of the first period to tie the score 1-1 heading to the middle frame. The landmark goal was scored in the Port Moody, BC product’s 17th career BCHL game.

Express forward Daniel Juca scored his first career BCHL goal at 12:53 of the second period in the win against the Kings. He had two career assists coming into the game.

The goal tied the game at three just 18 seconds after Powell River jumped out to a 3-2 lead. The 2002-born native of Burnaby, BC scored the goal in his 11th BCHL game.

Powell River forward Caleb Parkhouse scored his first BCHL goal at 16:19 of the first period in the Kings’ loss to Coquitlam. Parkhouse is a rookie this season playing for his hometown team.

The 2001-born forward was playing in his seventh career BCHL game and also scored his second goal at 1:41 of the third period to stake Powell River to a 4-3 lead.

Chin commits to Simon Fraser University

Defenseman Cameron Chin (no points in one game with Coquitlam in 2017-18) has committed to Simon Fraser University of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2021-22 season.

The 2000-born product of Burnaby, BC spent the last three seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, putting up 10 goals and 43 points in 102 games with Canmore and Spruce Grove.

Devils call Street up to their taxi squad

Forward Ben Street (42 goals, 60 assists in 110 games with Salmon Arm from 2003-05) has been assigned by the New Jersey Devils to their taxi squad from the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League.

Street, 34, has five goals and nine assists in 14 games with Binghamton this season. The Coquitlamite is wearing the captain’s “C” for the baby Devils for the second straight season.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Penticton forward Ryan Upson had a hat trick and one assist in a 7-1 drubbing of Cranbrook.

Second Star: Salmon Arm forward Noah Serdachny tallied two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win against West Kelowna.

Third Star: Chiefs forward Ray Fust notched the winner in a 2-0 shutout victory over Prince George.

Honourable Mentions: Vees forward Tom Richter chipped in a goal and two assists. Warriors defenseman Tyson Jugnauth posted three assists. Powell River forwards Caleb Parkhouse and Adamo Santia each had a pair of goals. Chilliwack goaltender Mathieu Caron stopped 16 shots for the shutout.