2020-21 season delayed until January
BCHL delays season start to new year due to PHO order limiting team activities.
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) December 8, 2020
With the extension of the Public Health Officer’s order of not allowing players over the age of majority to participate in indoor or outdoor sports to January 8, the BC Hockey League announced it has delayed the start of the 2020-21 season to January.
Zakall commits to Dartmouth
Proud and excited to announce my commitment to play division 1 hockey at Dartmouth College! @Dartmouth_MIH Thank you to my coaches and teammates who have helped me get to this point, and a special thanks to my family for always being there to support me. pic.twitter.com/mcd40ZWXFW
— Talon Zakall (@TalonZakall) December 8, 2020
Merritt Centennials defenseman Talon Zakall took to Twitter on Monday to announce his commitment to Dartmouth College.
The 2002-born hometown player for the Centennials led them in scoring during the extended training camp season with two goals and three assists in seven games.
He is expected to head to Dartmouth in the fall of 2022.
Crasa heads to UMass-Lowell in September
I’m proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 college hockey at UMASS-Lowell. Thank you to my family/friends, coaches, and teammates who have helped me throughout my career. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to play for such a well respected program. #Riverhawks pic.twitter.com/IagCZd6pLE
— Matt Crasa (@mattcrasa_22) December 6, 2020
Forward Matthew Crasa (25 goals, 19 assists in 51 games with Cowichan Valley in 2019-20) has committed to UMass-Lowell for the 2021-22 season.
The 2001-born product of New York City is with the Fargo Force of the US Hockey League this season and has seven points in nine games thus far.
Scott commits to RIT for 2021-22
🏒 Commitment Alert:
Humboldt Broncos Captain and Defenceman Doug Scott has committed to RIT University @RITMHKY for the 2021/2022 Season.
Congrats Doug 🐎 pic.twitter.com/cJQlRiPsTq
— Humboldt Broncos (@HumboldtBroncos) December 7, 2020
2000-born defenseman Douglas Scott (seven goals, 11 assists in 127 games with Coquitlam, Cowichan Valley, Vernon, and Merritt from 2017-20) has committed to play NCAA hockey at the Rochester Institute of Technology next fall.
Scott, who’s from North Vancouver, has 10 points in six games this season as captain of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Ripley released by Greenville
Players released today: by @AllenAmericans – F Colton Heffley, F Patrick Watling & F Jared Bethune; by @FL_Everblades – D Theo Calvas, F Stephen Anderson, F
Alex Smith & G Adrian Clark; by @SwampRabbits – F Patrick Polino, D Luke Ripley & G Evan Weninger; more follow ..
— ECHL Week (@ECHLWeek) December 6, 2020
Defenseman Luke Ripley (two goals, 19 assists in 75 games with Powell River from 2012-14) has been released by Greenville of the ECHL.
The 26-year-old from Kitimat, BC had 12 points in 66 games with the Swamp Rabbits over the last two seasons.
Hope cut by the Solar Bears
Forwards Stephen Johnson and Kylar Hope have been released
— Aiden Foley (@SinBinSolarBear) December 6, 2020
Forward Kylar Hope (44 goals, 63 assists in 165 games with West Kelowna from 2013-16), who signed in August to play ECHL hockey in Orlando, was released by the Solar Bears on Monday.
The 25-year-old from Lashburn, Saskatchewan is coming off a four-year NCAA career with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he had 61 points in 127 games.