BCHL Today: Mussio puts Clippers up for sale, Valk starts petition to get players into games, and more


Mussio looks to unload the Clippers

Nanaimo Clippers owner Wes Mussio announced on social media on Saturday night that he is immediately looking for someone to buy the team from him.

Mussio, who’s owned the Clippers since Nov. 2017, cites the lack of financial support and approval of gameplay from the BC government as his reasoning to put the team on the market.

Valk pushes to get players back into games

Garry Valk has started a petition to allow the BC Hockey League and Western Hockey League to play games as soon as possible.

Since it launched on Thursday, the petition has been signed close to 3,000 times.

Valk’s son Garrett is a 2002-born defenseman who was traded from Chilliwack to Trail last November. He had four assists in 40 games with the Chiefs in 2019-20.

The elder Valk is a veteran of 777 National Hockey League games and he got his start playing junior A hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 1984-85.

Warriors add Porter for 2021-22

The West Kelowna Warriors announced the commitment of 2002-born forward Grant Porter for the 2021-22 BC Hockey League season.

Porter, a native of Weston, Massachusetts, has 15 goals and 41 points in 32 games with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the National Collegiate Development Conference this season.

He is committed to College of the Holy Cross to play NCAA Division I hockey in Sept. 2022.

Express seeks director of scouting

The Coquitlam Express announced on Saturday that it is looking for a director of scouting.

The team states it is accepting applications until March 10 via email to general manager Tali Campbell at tali@coquitlamexpress.ca.

Grizzlies say goodbye to Wood

The Victoria Grizzlies have said goodbye to 2001-born goaltender Blake Wood. It’s unsure the circumstances behind Wood’s departure, but the Grizzlies shared the above tweet on Saturday afternoon.

The Nanaimo product went 6-2-2 with a 3.04 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage in 10 games during last fall’s BCHL training season.

He has an 11-21-1 record along with a 3.77 GAA and a .898 save percentage in 39 games split between Victoria, Nanaimo, and Cowichan Valley over the last two seasons.