BCHL Today: Labelle scores first BCHL goal, Fairlie gets first BCHL shutout, and more!


Labelle lands first BCHL goal

2002-born Prince George forward Simon Labelle scored his first BC Hockey League goal at 6:07 of the third period in Wednesday’s 7-0 thumping of the Merritt Centennials. Labelle’s marker made it 6-0.

The Colgate University commit was acquired by the Spruce Kings via trade from the Central Canada Hockey League’s Rockland Nationals last November and already has 39 career junior A goals to his name. He was playing in his 13th BCHL contest.

Fairlie posts first career BCHL shutout

Spruce Kings goaltender Jordan Fairlie got plenty of offensive support but still stopped 16 shots to earn the first shutout of his BCHL career in Wednesday’s 7-0 victory over the Centennials.

The 2002-born rookie netminder from Fort St. John, BC is 4-1-0 with a sparkling 1.81 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage in five games with Prince George this season.

Chiefs bring in Milburn for 2021-22

The Chilliwack Chiefs announced the signing of 2005-born forward Brady Milburn for the 2021-22 BCHL season on Wednesday. He is the younger brother of current 2001-born Chiefs forward Connor Milburn.

In four games for the Thompson Blazers U18 AAA team this season, the Kamloops product posted two assists. He was selected in the ninth round, 181st overall, by the Regina Pats in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Agnew transfers from Boston College to RPI

19-year-old forward Jack Agnew (three goals, 19 assists in 52 games with Chilliwack in 2019-20) will join the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next season after transferring from Boston College.

Agnew, who’s from Oakville, Ontario, was a freshman with the BC Eagles in 2020-21. He was held off the scoresheet and finished a -1 rating in six NCAA games.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Spruce Kings forward Christian Buono had a hat trick in Prince George’s 7-0 shellacking of Merritt.

Second Star: Nanaimo forward Thomas Maia put up a pair of goals in the Clippers’ 3-2 overtime win against Alberni Valley.

Third Star: Trail goaltender Logan Terness stopped 30 shots in a 3-0 win over Cranbrook for his second career BCHL shutout.

Honourable Mentions: Salmon Arm goaltender Owen Say kicked out 35 saves in a 3-1 win against Vernon. Powell River forward Jacob Bonkowski notched three assists in a 4-3 OT loss to Surrey. Eagles forward Brandon Santa Juana had the winner in the extra frame.