Vees test negative for COVID-19
NEWS: The Vees have received negative tests for their players and staff after a player tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
— Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) December 4, 2020
After a Penticton Vees player tested positive for COVID-19 in late November, all of the player’s close contacts, including teammates and staff, were tested for the virus.
The Vees announced on Friday all those who were tested had their results come back negative.
“I am very pleased with the professional approach our players, and of course our medical staff, took to ensure the situation would stay isolated,” said Vees president, general manager, and head coach Fred Harbinson in a news release. “I also want to take the time to thank our billets for all their support during these difficult times.”
Eagles cancel All-Star Challenge
Our 2020 All-Star Challenge has been cancelled due to new restrictions from the PHO.
— Surrey Eagles (@SurreyEagles) December 4, 2020
Due to the restrictions put in place by the Provincial Health Officer regarding adults participating in sport, the Surrey Eagles cancelled their All-Star Challenge, which was scheduled for Friday.
The Eagles have 10 players on their roster who are legally adults and currently unable to participate in any team activities.
The Wellington Dukes are proud to announce the acquisition of 2001 born defenseman @coltonkitchen45 – the Prince George, BC native was acquired from the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL for a PDF
(📷 Erich Eichhorn/ISN)
— Wellington Dukes (@OJHLDukes) December 4, 2020
The Nanaimo Clippers have traded 2001-born defenseman Colton Kitchen to the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for a player development fee.
Kitchen, who’s from Prince George, had one goal in eight games with the Clippers during the extended training camp this fall. He was acquired by Nanaimo from Victoria back in June.
Shortridge assigned to Kansas City of the ECHL
Stockton has assigned goalie Andrew Shortridge to the Mavs. He played in 10 games for Allen last season after appearing in 14 games for San Jose in the AHL the previous season. #kcmavs
— MavsInsiderJoe (@MavsInsiderJoe) December 4, 2020
Goaltender Andrew Shortridge (19-25-0, 3.15 GAA, .915 SV%, two shutouts with Vernon in 2015-16) has been assigned by the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League to the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL
The 25-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska spent time in the ECHL with the Allen Americans and the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL during the 2019-20 season.
He had a 4-4-1 record with a 2.81 GAA, a .915 SV%, and two shutouts in 10 ECHL games and a 3-7-0 record with a 3.71 GAA and a .862 SV% in 14 AHL games.
Jermain released by Greenville
— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) December 4, 2020
Forward Nick Jermain (29 goals, 25 assists in 54 games with Merritt in 2015-16) was released by the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday.
The Cos Cob, Connecticut product is coming off a four-year NCAA career at Quinnipiac University where he had 51 points in 123 games. Jermain signed with the Swamp Rabbits in August.