BCHL Today: Express move forward Delorme to PG, Merritt gets Holloway back from Calgary, Vees forward Niedermayer named BCHL Player of the Week, and more

Spruce Kings made a deal for former Express forward Delorme

Forward Haydn Delorme, who wasn’t playing anywhere this season, had his Canadian Junior Hockey League rights traded on Monday night from Coquitlam to Prince George for future considerations. The 19-year-old spent 2018-19 in the WHL with Portland and had one goal and four assists in 31 games with the Winterhawks. The year before, Delorme put up six goals and eight assists in 53 games for the Express as a 17-year-old rookie.

WHL’s Hitmen release defenceman Galloway to Merritt and forward Kushniryk to PG

A couple of BCHL teams gained players back as they were released from the active roster of the Calgary Hitmen. 16-year-old defenceman Tyson Galloway is on his way back to the Merritt Centennials after being brought in as an affiliate player by Calgary on Boxing Day. He has one assist in seven games with the Hitmen this season and two goals and three assists in 27 games with the Centennials.

Meanwhile, the Prince George Spruce Kings will have Wil Kushniryk back in their line-up after he was taken off the Hitmen’s active roster. The 19-year-old has no points in six games with Calgary and four games with Tri-City this season. He has two goals and two assists in 19 BCHL games with PG.

Vees sophomore Niedermayer named BCHL Player of the Week

After scoring six points in two games, Penticton Vees forward Jackson Niedermayer was named BCHL Player of the Week on Monday. Niedermayer, who’s committed to Arizona State University for Sept. 2021, had two goals in the Vees 5-2 win over Salmon Arm on Friday. He added a hat trick plus an assist as Penticton whacked Victoria 8-4 on Saturday. Niedermayer now has 16 goals and 15 assists in 40 games for the Vees this season.

Former Cowichan Valley/West Kelowna forward Pope called up to Utica

Forward David Pope (52 goals, 62 assists in 131 games with Cowichan Valley and West Kelowna from 2011-14) has been reassigned to the AHL’s Utica Comets by the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Pope, 25, has three goals and two assists in eight games with the Wings this season.

BCHL Trade Tracker (since Dec. 1)

Trades Made: 8
Trades Made Within BCHL: 5
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 3
Players: 11
Future Considerations: 6

Forwards: 7
Defencemen: 4
Goaltenders: 0

1999-born: 1
2000-born: 7
2001-born: 3
2002-born: 0
2003-born: 0