BCHL Today: Cents captain Van Unen commits to NMU, Three Stars Rewind for March 15, and more

Merritt captain Van Unen joins brother at Northern Michigan

Merritt Centennials captain Rylan Van Unen has committed to Northern Michigan University for this September. Van Unen, who was previously committed to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, had 17 goals and 11 assists in 58 games with the Cents this season.

Twin brother Mike, who’s a defenceman, had a goal and seven assists as a freshman on the Wildcats this past season. It was the first time the two brothers had played on separate teams since before the 2014-15 season.

Express Director of Communications Lazare moves on

The Coquitlam Express will have someone new handling communications in 2020-21 after the resignation of Jacob Lazare as the team’s Director of Communications. Lazare was in the role for two seasons, from 2018-20.

Three Stars of the Night Rewind ⏪ (March 15, 2005)

First Star: Penticton defenceman Alex McLeod notched a pair of assists in a 3-2 win over Trail to take the first round series in six games.

Second Star: Chilliwack defenceman Danny Genovese had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory against Coquitlam to force a game seven in the first round series.

Third Star: Vees goaltender Corey Milan made 32 saves in the series-clinching win.

Honourable Mentions: Penticton captain Justin Coutu tallied two assists. Trail goaltender Zach Cardella kicked out 33 saves. Chiefs forward Mike DiStefano scored the winning goal. Coquitlam forward Mark Soares posted a goal.