BCHL Today: Chiefs send Woodhouse to West Kelowna, Eagles and Vipers add 2021-22 recruits, and more


Chiefs send Woodhouse to West Kelowna

The Chilliwack Chiefs have traded 2000-born forward Ben Woodhouse to the West Kelowna Warriors for future considerations.

Woodhouse, a Hamilton, Ontario product who turned 21 on Jan. 18, was acquired by the Chiefs from the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League last month.

He has played two seasons with the Dukes and posted 27 goals and 59 assists in 94 games.

Eagles add Brown to their flock for 2021-22

The Surrey Eagles announced the addition of 2003-born forward Evan Brown for the 2021-22 BC Hockey League season.

The Little Silver, New Jersey product has five goals and 12 assists in 10 games with the North Jersey Avalanche 18U AAA of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League 18U this season.

He scored an eye-popping 118 points in 94 games with the New Jersey Rockets 16U AAA during the 2019-20 season.

Warriors acquire defenseman Sinclair from OCN

The West Kelowna Warriors have acquired 2001-born defenseman Bryden Sinclair from the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Sinclair, who hails from Peguis, Manitoba, has only played two games this season, one with the Blizzard and one with the Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League.

The University of Maine commit for this fall spent 2019-20 with the Black Bears and put up a goal and seven assists in 50 games.

Vipers recruit Ashton for next season

The Vernon Vipers have recruited 2005-born defenseman Luke Ashton from Burnaby Winter Club Prep for next season.

The North Vancouverite got into four Canadian Sport School Hockey League U18 games with BWC this season before COVID-19 restrictions paused things. Ashton notched 25 points in 29 games with BWC U15 Prep in 2019-20.

He was selected by the Red Deer Rebels in the third round of the 2020 Western Hockey League bantam draft.

Silverbacks alumnus Zajac plays his 1,000th NHL game

New Jersey Devils forward Travis Zajac (59 goals, 105 assists in 118 games with Salmon Arm from 2002-04) played his 1,000th National Hockey League game on Sunday against Washington.

The Winnipegger has spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the Devils after being a first-round pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. Zajac has two goals in nine games with New Jersey this season.

Brubacher inks pro tryout with Manitoba Moose

Defenseman Adam Brubacher (18 goals, 31 assists in 58 games with Prince George and Powell River in 2015-16) has signed a pro tryout with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

The Elmira, Ontario product was in training camp with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers before being released from his AHL contract last Thursday.

Brubacher, 25, wrapped up a four-year college career at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019-20, where he served as captain of the Tigers. He finished with 106 points in 148 NCAA career games.

Kozek joins Ravensburg Towerstars

Forward Andrew Kozek (67 goals, 71 assists in 118 games with Surrey from 2003-05) has signed with the Ravensburg Towerstars of DEL2 after being released by the Steinbach Black Wings 1992 of the Austrian Hockey League earlier this month.

The Revelstoke, BC native had six goals and four assists in 38 games with the Black Wings 1992 this season. He also had a plus-minus rating of -19.

Stankowski signs WHL agreement with Winnipeg

Goaltender Carl Stankowski (14-3-0, 2.08 goals-against average, .915 save percentage in 18 games with Penticton in 2019-20) has signed a standard player agreement with the Winnipeg Ice of the WHL.

The 2000-born netminder from Calgary is a veteran of 34 WHL games with his hometown Hitmen and the Seattle Thunderbirds.

The Vees traded Stankowski’s junior A rights to the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League last June.