BCHL Today: Tattle commits to UConn, first BCHL goals, and more!


Express forward Tattle commits to UConn

Coquitlam Express forward Ryan Tattle took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his commitment to the University of Connecticut.

The 2001-born Port Moody, BC product currently leads the Express in scoring this season with seven goals and 14 points in 11 games thus far.

He is expected to head to UConn this September.

Charbonneau posts first career BCHL goal

2004-born Alberni Valley defenseman Emanuelson Charbonneau scored his first BCHL goal on the power play at 6:36 of the second period in a 5-1 victory over Nanaimo.

Charbonneau’s goal ended up being the game-winner. The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec product was playing his 12th BCHL game. He’s committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for 2022-23.

Madge pitches first career BCHL shutout

2001-born West Kelowna goaltender Austin Madge earned his first BCHL shutout as the Warriors defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-0 on Sunday night.

The Lake Country, BC native made 33 saves, including 13 in the second period, to secure the goose egg in what was his first career BCHL start.

He started this season playing junior A with the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

Golder pots his first goal in the BCHL

2002-born Trail defenseman Carson Golder tallied his first BCHL goal with 25 seconds left in the second period of a 4-3 shootout win over Cranbrook on Sunday.

Golder’s milestone marker tied the game at three to complete the Smoke Eaters comeback from a 3-1 deficit. The Smithers, BC product scored in his ninth BCHL game.

Sarauer signs an extension in Hungary

Forward Andrew Sarauer (54 goals, 49 assists in 114 games with Victoria and Langley) has signed a contract extension for 2021-22 with Fehérvár AV19 of ICEHL, which is the top tier of hockey in Austria.

Sarauer, 36, has played with Fehérvár AV19 for seven of the past eight seasons and posted four goals and 16 points with the club in 2020-21. The Saskatoon native has dual Canadian-Hungarian citizenship.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: West Kelowna netminder Austin Madge stopped 33 shots for his first career BCHL shutout in his first start in the league.

Second Star: Surrey forward Christian Fitzgerald had two goals and an assist in the Eagles 5-2 win against Powell River.

Third Star: Alberni Valley forward Stephen Castagna posted a pair of goals and an assist in the Bulldogs 5-1 victory over Nanaimo.

Honourable Mentions: Spruce Kings goaltender Kobe Grant made 23 saves for the shutout. Eagles defenseman Brett Bliss notched three assists. Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen and Trail forward Coalson Wolford each posted a goal and two assists.