BCHL Today: BCHL discipline department working overtime and former Vipers AP Hannoun takes his game to Italy

Capitals veteran McIntyre, Cents rookie Clark each suspended one game

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Dan McIntyre and Merritt Centennials defenceman Braydon Clark each received an automatic one game suspensions for receiving a second fighting major on a single stoppage.

The penalties came in Sunday’s game in Merritt where the Capitals beat the Centennials 5-3. Clark, 17, will sit out the Cents home game on Jan. 3 against Trail. McIntyre, 19, will miss the Caps road game against the Clippers on Jan. 3.

Clark has 1 goal and 2 assists in a dozen games for Merritt this season after he was released from the roster of the Prince Albert Raiders on Nov. 19. He had no points in 11 games with the Raiders. McIntyre is committed to Cornell University for Sept. 2020 and has 8 goals and 9 assists in 26 games this season, his second in the BCHL with Cowichan Valley.

Kings forward Brackett suspended for two games

The Powell River Kings are without forward Jack Brackett for the next two games. He received a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct during Saturday’s game against Wenatchee. Under the junior A supplement, the penalty comes with an automatic two game suspension.

Brackett, who’s committed to RPI for next season, has 8 goals and 13 assists in 29 games for the Kings this season. The 18-year-old will sit out back-to-back home games against Nanaimo on Dec. 30 and 31 and is eligible to return on Jan. 3 as Powell River visits Alberni Valley.

Warriors forward Wilkie out for three games

West Kelowna Warriors forward Carter Wilkie has been suspended for three games for a blow to the head. The infraction appeared to happen during Friday’s game in Merritt as the 19-year-old sat out Saturday’s game in West Kelowna. There’s no record of a penalty on the box score. Wilkie was acquired from Chilliwack on Nov. 28 and has 5 goals and 14 assists this season split between the Chiefs and Warriors.

Wilkie is eligible to return to West Kelowna’s line-up on Jan. 10 against the Centennials.

Former Vernon AP Hannoun leaves ECHL for Austrian League

Dante Hannoun (no points in 1 game with Vernon in 2013-14) left the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL to sign with Italy-based HC Balzano of the EBEL, which is the Austrian Hockey League. The 21-year-old forward had 5 goals and 14 assists in 24 games with the Gladiators this season.

BCHL Trade Tracker (since Dec. 1)

Trades Made: 4
Trades Made Within BCHL: 3
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 1
Players: 6
Future Considerations: 3

Forwards: 4
Defencemen: 2
Goaltenders: 0

1999-born: 0
2000-born: 5
2001-born: 1
2002-born: 0
2003-born: 0