BCHL Today: Bulldogs add forward Klassen, Clippers name Kovich captain, Bucks call Tuesday news conference, and more

Bulldogs sign forward Klassen for 2020-21

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs signed 18-year-old forward Chase Klassen for the 2020-21 season.

Klassen had 33 goals and 20 assists in 42 games with the Westshore Wolves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League as was named the league’s rookie of the year.

He added one goal in six games with the Bulldogs as an affiliate player.

Clippers name Kovich captain for 2020-21

The Nanaimo Clippers announced on Monday that 18-year-old Kyler Kovich will serve as the team’s captain next season.

Kovich has 25 goals and 28 assists in 99 games with the Clippers over the last two seasons. He is committed to Cornell University for September 2021.

Bucks call news conference for Tuesday morning

The Cranbrook Bucks have called an online news conference for Tuesday morning at 9:30. No word what the announcement is, but Prospects Analyst for the New England Hockey Journal Jeff Cox reported on March 16th that Yale University assistant coach Ryan Donald was leaving the Bulldogs to join Cranbrook as head coach.

BCHL Alumni March Madness Sweet 16

Our managing editor Brian Wiebe continues the BCHL Alumni March Madness on his Twitter account with the Sweet 16 round here: https://twitter.com/Brian_Wiebe. Voting to determine the Elite 8 is underway until Wednesday afternoon.

Awards continue to pile up for former Chiefs captain Kawaguchi

Forward Jordan Kawaguchi (120 goals, 122 assists in 213 games for Chilliwack from 2013-17) was announced as the co-winner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Three Stars Award on Monday.

The Hobey Baker finalist also earned First-Team All-CHN honours on Monday from College Hockey News.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ March 24, 2004

First Star: Williams Lake forward John Mazzei had a goal and two assists as the Timberwolves beat Salmon Arm 4-3 in overtime.

Second Star: Nanaimo forward Tyler Mugford had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Surrey.

Third Star: T-Wolves goaltender Peter Vetri made 54 saves, including 24 in the second period, in the win against the Silverbacks.

Honourable Mentions: Williams Lake forward Mike Fournier scored a pair of goals. Salmon Arm goaltender Patrick LePage stopped 36 shots. Clippers forward Tyson Mulock notched two assists.