BCHL Today: Barnes jumps from Cowichan Valley to Tri-City, Longo cut loose by the WHL’s Giants, and more

Barnes leaves Cowichan Valley for Tri-City of the WHL

2000-born forward Jack Barnes has signed with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League for the upcoming season.

Barnes, who was traded from Penticton to Cowichan Valley last June, didn’t play any games for the Capitals during the BCHL’s training season.

The Buffalo, New York product had 42 points in 156 games with the Vees from 2017-20. His dad Stu played for Tri-City from 1988-90 and has been part owner of the Ams since 2004.

Longo cut loose by the Giants

Defenseman Trevor Longo (three assists in 19 games with Langley and Salmon Arm from 2017-18) cleared Western Hockey League waivers on Friday and is a major junior free agent.

Longo, a 2000-born blueliner from North Vancouver, played parts of three seasons in the WHL, finishing with 33 points in 135 games split between Medicine Hat and Vancouver.

Victoria acquired Longo’s Canadian junior A rights from Drumheller of the Alberta Junior Hockey League last June, but he didn’t play a game for the Grizzlies during the training season last fall.

Earlier this month, he committed to play U SPORTS hockey at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario this fall.

Bellerive shuttled to Penguins taxi squad

Forward Jordy Bellerive (one goal, one assist in three games with Penticton in 2014-15) was sent down to the taxi squad by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

The 21-year-old from North Vancouver, BC has two goals in three games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League so far this season.

Devils farm Street back to Binghamton

Forward Ben Street (42 goals, 60 assists in 110 games with Salmon Arm from 2003-05) has been assigned by the New Jersey Devils to the Binghamton Devils of the AHL.

Street, 34, has four points in four games with Binghamton this season. The Coquitlamite is wearing the captain’s “C” for the baby Devils for the second straight season.