Silverbacks name Sansbury as captain
NEWS: We are thrilled to announce that Hunter Sansbury has been named team captain for the upcoming season!
"We believe Hunter is everything you want in a captain…Building the culture of our organization starts with [him]."
— Salmon Arm Silverbacks (@SASilverbacks) August 26, 2020
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks announced on Wednesday that 2000-born defenseman Hunter Sansbury will serve as the team’s captain for the 2020-21 BCHL season.
Sansbury, who’s from Lomita, California, had 24 points in 54 games with the Silverbacks as a rookie in 2019-20, joining them after three seasons at The Gunnery prep school.
Bohlinger commits to UMass (Amherst)
Another addition to our D corps 👇
— UMass Hockey (@UMassHockey) August 26, 2020
Defenseman Aaron Bohlinger (seven goals, 27 assists in 55 games with Alberni Valley in 2018-19) has committed to the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) for the upcoming season.
The 2000-born blueliner from Walden, New York, had 16 points in 49 games with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League this past season.
Sweeney’s contract not renewed by Angers
👏 Départ | Riley SWEENEY
Riley SWEENEY 🇨🇦 ne fera pas partie de l’effectif 2020/2021 des @DucsdAngers.
Nous lui souhaitons bonne continuation pour la suite de sa carrière.
— Les Ducs d'Angers (@DucsdAngers) August 26, 2020
Defenseman Riley Sweeney (14 goals, 47 assists in 113 games with Williams Lake and Surrey from 2009-11) won’t have his contract renewed by Angers in the Ligue Magnus, which is the top division of hockey in France.
Sweeney, 27, had 16 points in 40 games with Angers in 2019-20, his first season in Europe after playing two years in the ECHL. The Vancouver, BC product was also an assistant coach with the Surrey Eagles during the 2016-17 season.
Bowen signs with junior B expansion team
Chilliwack Jets signed local Jason Bowen after our Main Camp on the weekend. Jason played with last with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and won a provincial championship. Welcome to the Jets. pic.twitter.com/mFRYHlHN5w
— Chilliwack Jets (@ChilliwackJets) August 25, 2020
Forward Jason Bowen (no points in one game with Chilliwack in 2017-18) has signed to play junior B in the Pacific Junior Hockey League with the expansion Chilliwack Jets.
The 2001-born forward hasn’t played since the 2017-18 season when he had six points in 25 games with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U18 of the BC U18 AAA league.