Cents bring in Patella for 2021-22 season
The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce they've committed to F Davide Patella (04) of the Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royals for the upcoming season.
Welcome to the team Davide!
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— Merritt Centennials (@BCHLCentennials) August 15, 2021
The Merritt Centennials announced the signing of 2004-born forward Davide Patella for the 2021-22 BC Hockey League season.
Patella, who hails from Laval, QC, was with the Laval-Montréal Rousseau Royal of the Quebec Midget AAA League in 2020-21 but didn’t play any games due to the pandemic. The centre had seven goals and 14 points in 42 games with Rousseau Royal in 2019-20.
He was a fourth-round choice of the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 2020 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft and a first-round pick, ninth overall, by the Terrebonne Cobras in this year’s Quebec Junior Hockey League Draft.
Warriors add Nebraska-Omaha commit Van Houtte-Cachero
The Warriors have acquired Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero. The Quebec native scored 18 goals and 25 assists in 36 games with the Lac St-Louis Lions (QMAAA) during the 19/20 season.https://t.co/7OLlhpGOIq pic.twitter.com/Tdys064gx8
— West Kelowna Warriors (@BCHLWarriors) August 16, 2021
On Sunday evening, the West Kelowna Warriors announced the signing of 2003-born forward and University of Nebraska-Omaha commit Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero for the upcoming season.
The Pointe-Claire, QC product played 39 games with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks of the North American Hockey League in 2020-21, putting up three goals and six points. He was a seventh-round selection of Lincoln in the 2020 US Hockey League Draft.
Van Houtte-Cachero was also chosen in the seventh round of the QMJHL Entry Draft by the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
Gibson signs a deal in Coventry, England
— Coventry Blaze 🐲🏒 (@covblazehockey) August 15, 2021
27-year-old forward Dane Gibson (54 goals, 105 assists in 153 games with Cowichan Valley and Victoria from 2012-15 has signed a contract for 2021-22 with the Coventry Blaze of the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League.
The Sidney, BC native didn’t play in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 restrictions but is coming off three seasons of U SPORTS hockey at the University of Calgary. In 70 games with the Dinos, Gibson posted 12 goals and 24 points.