BCHL Today: Katzalay named POW, first BCHL goals, and more!


Katzalay earns player of the week honours

Surrey Eagles forward Holden Katzalay was named the BC Hockey League player of the week on Monday after posting three goals and five assists in the team’s three games.

The 2000-born Vancouver product now has nine goals and 15 assists through a dozen games with the Eagles this season and is tied for first in scoring in the BCHL.

Teleguine tallies his first in the BCHL

2002-born Chilliwack forward Sasha Teleguine has scored his first BCHL goal. The milestone came at 13:45 of the first period and gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead en route to a 5-3 win over Merritt on Monday.

Teleguine, who’s committed to Northeastern University for Sept. 2022, was playing his 14th career BCHL game and adds a goal to his 10 assists he has this season.

Bourdon buries his first BCHL goal

2003-born Chilliwack defenseman Lucas Bourdon scored his first BCHL goal in his 12th game in the league. It turns out the goal at 13:38 of the second period was the game-winner against the Centennials on Monday.

Bourdon, who hails from Vancouver, was signed by the Chiefs in September after originally committing to the junior B Chilliwack Jets.

Preston pots his first goal in the BCHL

2001-born Merritt forward Carson Preston tallied his first BCHL goal 6:59 into the second period of the 5-3 loss to Chilliwack on Monday.

Preston’s milestone marker made the score 3-2 Chiefs as the Cents tried to battle back from a 3-0 deficit. The Langley product found the back of the net in his 12th BCHL game.

Piller posts his first BCHL goal

2000-born Surrey Eagles forward Jacob Piller scored the first goal of his BCHL career in a 6-2 drubbing of the Coquitlam Express on Monday.

The Balgonie, Saskatchewan native was acquired by the Eagles on loan from the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League earlier this season. He now has four points in nine games with Surrey.

Boyle heads back to the Red Wings taxi squad

Goaltender Kevin Boyle (20-15-1, 2.99 GAA, .903 SV%, 1 SO in 39 games with Westside in 2010-11) was reassigned from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League to the Detroit Red Wings taxi squad on Monday.

The 28-year-old from Manalapan Township, New Jersey is 5-2-1 with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage in nine games with Grand Rapids this season.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Vernon forward Jack Glen posted two goals and an assist in a 9-0 shellacking of West Kelowna.

Second Star: Surrey defenseman Brett Bliss had a goal and two assists as the Eagles dumped Coquitlam 6-2.

Third Star: Penticton forward Liam Malmquist had a goal and two assists in a 5-0 blanking of Trail.

Honourable Mentions: Vees forward Luc Wilson, Merritt defenseman Talon Zakall, and Vernon blueliner Griffen Barr each potted a pair of goals. Penticton goaltender Kaeden Lane kicked out 20 saves for the shutout. Vipers netminder James Porter Jr. stopped 27 shots in a shutout.