BCHL Today: Clippers forward Mahovlich to miss five games with suspension, Chiefs blueliner Henry to sit for three games, and more

Clippers forward Mahovlich suspended five games

Nanaimo Clippers forward Scott Mahovlich was suspended for five games by the BCHL after his major penalty and a game misconduct for a blow to the head in Friday’s game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs was increased to a match penalty. Mahovlich, who has two goals and four assists in 32 games this season, is eligible to return on Feb. 19 when the Clippers head to Alberni Valley for another meeting with the Bulldogs. Nanaimo is already without forward Tim Washe and defenceman Trevor LeDonne due to earlier suspensions.

Chiefs defenceman Henry out for three games

Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Xavier Henry will miss three games due to a suspension for a blow to the head inflicted during Friday’s game against Surrey. Henry has three goals and 12 assists in 41 games for the Chiefs this season. He is eligible to return to Chilliwack’s lineup on Feb. 8 at home against Nanaimo.

Former Vipers forward Coughlin called up to AHL

Forward Liam Coughlin (38 goals, 67 assists in 107 games with Vernon from 2013-15) has been recalled from the Indy Fuel of the ECHL to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. Coughlin, who was chosen in the 5th round, 130th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has five goals and seven assists in 31 games with the Fuel this season.

Former Centennials forward Cuglietta goes from the AHL to the ECHL

Forward Diego Cuglietta (40 goals, 88 assists in 149 games with Merritt from 2012-15) has been reassigned from the AHL’s Texas Stars to the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. Cuglietta has one goal and three assists in 19 games with the Stars and one assist in five games with the Steelheads this season.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Goaltender Liam Souliere kicked out 45 shots for Victoria.

Second Star: Eagles goaltender Thomas Scarfone stopped 43 shots for the shutout.

Third Star: Salmon Arm forward Luke Mylymok tallied two goals.

Honourable Mentions: Netminder Zach Borgiel made 28 saves for Cowichan Valley. Penticton forward Lukas Sillinger and Surrey forward Carter King each scored a pair of goals.

If the playoffs started today…

Mainland Division

(1) Coquitlam vs. (4) Langley
(2) Chilliwack vs. (3) Surrey

Island Division

(1) Cowichan Valley vs. (4) Alberni Valley
(2) Nanaimo vs. (3) Powell River

Interior Division

(1) Penticton vs. (6) West Kelowna
(2) Trail vs. (WC2) Prince George
(3) Vernon vs. (WC1) Victoria
(4) Salmon Arm vs. (5) Wenatchee