BCHL Today: Langley Rivermen add forward Marburg, Brubacher wins RIT athletics award, and more

Marburg commits to Rivermen for 2020-21

The Langley Rivermen have added forward Samuel Marburg for the 2020-21 season. The 17-year-old had ten goals and 25 assists in 37 games for the North Van Wolf Pack of the Pacific Junior Hockey League this past season.

He was an assistant captain for the Wolf Pack in 2019-20, where he also added three goals and two assists in six playoff games as North Van advanced to the PJHL finals before the season was shut down by COVID-19.

Deschenes joins Summerland Steam as head coach and director of player personnel

The junior B Summerland Steam of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has hired Nick Deschenes as director of player personnel and head coach for 2020-21.

Deschenes was Trail Smoke Eaters’ general manager and head coach from October 2013 to February 2016, where he posted a 49-106-12-2 record. He takes over in Summerland from Ken Karpuk, who was behind the Steam bench for one season.

Brubacher named RIT top scholar-athlete

Defenceman Adam Brubacher (18 goals, 31 assists in 58 games with Prince George and Powell River) won the 2019-20 Ellingson Award winner as the Rochester Institute of Technology athletics department’s top scholar-athlete.

Brubacher wrapped up a four-year career at RIT this past season where he put up 26 goals and 80 assists in 148 college games. He finished his undergraduate coursework last spring with a 4.0 grade-point-average.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ April 26, 2015

First Star: Penticton forward Tyson Jost scored a pair of first period goals as the Vees won the opening game of the 2015 Western Canada Cup 6-0 over Fort McMurray.

Second Star: Vees forward Patrick Newell assisted on three of Penticton’s first four goals in the game, including both of Jost’s in the opening frame.

Third Star: Penticton goaltender Hunter Miska stopped 23 shots for the shutout.

Honourable Mentions: Vees forward Connor Chartier notched two third period goals in the win. Penticton forward Dakota Conroy posted a pair of assists. Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro had a goal and an assist.