BCHL Today: League shows classic games on YouTube, Rivermen add Messina, Cents alum Granowicz wins award, and more

BCHL to show classic games on YouTube

The BCHL announced on Saturday that it is airing the past seven Fred Page Cup-clinching games on its YouTube channel, starting on Monday. The schedule is as follows:

  • April 20: Surrey at Penticton (2013)
  • April 21: Vernon at Coquitlam (2014)
  • April 22: Penticton at Nanaimo (2015)
  • April 23: Chilliwack at West Kelowna (2016)
  • April 24: Penticton at Chilliwack (2017)
  • April 25: Prince George at Wenatchee (2018)
  • April 26: Prince George at Vernon (2019)

Rivermen sign defenceman Messina

The Langley Rivermen added defenceman Joseph Messina for the 2020-21 season. Messina, who’s from Woodbridge, Ontario, had two goals and 15 assists in 54 midget games with the Selects Hockey Academy U18 team out of Connecticut.

Granowicz named University of Michigan most improved player

Forward Nick Granowicz (32 goals, 27 assists in 58 games with Merritt in 2018-19) was named recipient of the Alton D. Simms award as most improved player on the University of Michigan men’s hockey team.

The 22-year-old had seven goals and four assists in 21 games in 2019-20 in his first year with the Wolverines.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ April 20, 2004

First Star: Grande Prairie forward Mark Szott had the winning goal in overtime and an assist as the Storm won game one of the 2004 Doyle Cup series against Nanaimo.

Second Star: Clippers forward Raymond Sawada forced OT with the tying goal for Nanaimo with one minute left in the third period.

Third Star: Nanaimo goaltender Denis Berube made 32 saves, including 12 in the third period.

Honourable Mentions: Clippers forward Brennen Francon had Nanaimo’s first goal 9:00 into the second period. Storm forward Kyle Radke opened the scoring in the first period.