BCHL Today: Defenseman Cumiskey takes his game to Germany, goaltender Hanson transfers NCAA schools, and more


Cumiskey signs with Dusseldorf

Defenseman Kyle Cumiskey (11 goals, 12 assists in 66 games with Penticton from 2002-03) has signed with Düsseldorfer EG of the DEL for the 2020-21 season.

Cumiskey, 34, won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 and spent last season with the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. He had 15 points in 34 games.

The Abbotsford, BC native played 139 career NHL games over parts of six seasons from 2006 to 2015.

Hanson transfers to Connecticut

Goaltender Darion Hanson (14-4-0, 1.84 GAA, .945 SV%, 2 SO in 21 games with Vernon in 2016-17) has transferred from Union College to the University of Connecticut.

The 23-year-old product of East Bethel, Minnesota was the captain at Union last season.

He compiled a 30-17-29 record with a 2.55 GAA, a .913 save percentage, and seven shutouts in 78 NCAA games with the Dutchmen from 2017-20.

Gerrie cut by Witchita

Forward Chris Gerrie (16 goals, 26 assists in 56 games with Penticton in 2015-16) has been released by the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL. The 24-year-old from Edmonton appeared in one game with the Thunder this season and had no points.

Gerrie played one game for Witchita in 2019-20 as well, after the conclusion of his USPORTS season with Mount Royal University. He had 46 points in 68 games over three seasons with MRU from 2018-20.

Hilderman released by Jacksonville

Defenseman Jarod Hilderman (one goal, 13 assists in 94 games with Penticton from 2013-15) was released by the Jacksonville Icemen on Saturday, without playing a game for them.

Hilderman, who’s from Calgary, wrapped up a four year NCAA career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth this past spring.

The 23-year-old signed an ECHL contract with the Icemen for the 2020-21 season back in July.