BCHL Today: 60th anniversary announcement, Sulpico departs Kings, and more!

60th-anniversary celebrations

The BCHL made an announcement on Wednesday regarding the upcoming 60th anniversary of the league.

The season’s main event will take place from January 14 to 16, 2022, featuring an all-star weekend. That weekend will feature a 3-on-3 tournament, a skills competition, an alumni game, and more. It will be held at the brand new outdoor venue in Penticton.

There will also be new digital content from years past, showcasing the history of the BCHL.

Also included in the announcement are ‘Retro Nights’, to be hosted by each of the 18 BCHL teams throughout the season. Retro-designed jerseys will be the main theme of these nights.

Sulpico leaves Kings

The Powell River Kings will be looking to fill the broadcast/media role for the upcoming season as Justin Sulpico has stepped away from the position.

Sulpico was with the team for one season.

Vess hiring Public Address Announcer

The Penticton Vees put a call out to fill the position of Public Address Announcer at their home rink for the 2021-22 season. The team is requesting a demo tape and two years of experience as a Public Address Announcer. More can be found HERE.

Americans sign two BCHL alumni

23-year-old defenceman Matthew Cairns (2 goals, 14 assists in 18 games with Powell River Kings 2016-17) and 25-year-old forward Dominic Franco (13 goals, 15 assists in 47 games with Langley Rivermen 2015-16) were among four signings announced by the Rochester Americans on Wednesday.

Cairns, who’s from Mississauga, ON, played 28 games with the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2020-21, where he registered six assists. He is an unsigned 2016 third-round NHL draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers.

Franco, who’s from Scituate, RI, played 23 games with the Americans last season. He scored four times and added five assists.