BCHL Today: Rivermen add Willey, Warriors raise funds for local food bank, Eposito signs two-year AHL extension, and more

Riv add Connecticut product Willey

The Langley Rivermen have added forward Stephen Willey for the 2020-21 season. The 19-year-old spent this past season with Trinity-Pawling School in New York.

In 2019-20, he was captain at Trinity-Pawling and put up 15 goals and nine assists in 24 games. The Shelton, Connecticut product added one assist in six games with the U18 Mid-Fairfield Rangers in the EHF U18 Elite League.

Warriors help raise funds for the food bank

The West Kelowna Warriors have organized a community night for Thursday night to raise funds for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. For every food order placed over $30 that night, the Warriors will donate $10 to the West Kelowna branch of the food bank.

Esposito inks deal with Bakersfield

Forward Luke Esposito (17 goals, 54 assists in 55 games with Chilliwack in 2012-13) has signed a two-year contract extension with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors.

Esposito had seven goals and 18 assists in 56 games with the Condors during the 2019-20 season, his second in the AHL.

Franco signs one year deal with Rochester

Forward Dominic Franco (13 goals, 15 assists in 47 games with Langley in 2015-16) signed a one year American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans.

Franco, 24, wrapped up his four-year college career at the U.S. Military Academy in 2019-20. He had 45 goals and 52 assists in 141 career NCAA games with Army.

Farrell commits to play at StFX in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Forward Dallas Farrell (17 goals, 26 assists in 62 games with Coquitlam and Wenatchee from 2018-20) has committed to play USports hockey at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia this fall.

Farrell played eleven games with the Wild this past season before joining the Pictou County Crushers in the Maritime Hockey League. He posted 23 goals and 28 assists in 40 games with the Crushers.

Leavold documents battle to turn his life around

Brady Leavold (seven goals, 15 assists in 24 games with Coquitlam in 2004-06) is battling back from being in the grips of drug addiction. Sportsnet.ca writer Gare Joyce helped Leavold tell his story.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ April 30, 2017

First Star: Brooks forward Parker Foo scored the Bandits’ opening goal and added an assist as they beat Penticton 4-3 in a shootout in the fourth round-robin game of the 2017 Western Canada Cup.

Second Star: Vees defenseman James Miller assisted on two of Penticton’s three goals in the game.

Third Star: Bandits forward Josh McKechney scored the tying goal with 31 seconds left in the third period and Brooks’ goalie Mitchel Benson on the bench for the extra attacker.

Honourable mentions: Benson kicked out 31 shots in goal for the Bandits. Vees forward Owen Sillinger scored a goal in the loss. Penticton goaltender Mathew Robson stopped 33 shots.