BCHL Today: Grizzlies get Yan back, former Eagles forward Kemp signs in Richmond, and more

Grizzlies get Yan back in the lineup

Victoria Grizzlies forward Eddie Yan is finally done with the injured reserve list. The 19-year-old returned to the Grizzlies lineup on Friday night after missing 17 games with a knee injury. Prior to getting hurt, Yan had five goals and six assists in 21 games.

After Saturday’s game, the Toronto native heads to South Korea to play for China at the IIHF Division II Group B world junior hockey championship. The winner of the tournament, which starts Jan. 27, is promoted to Division II Group A for next year’s event.

Former Eagles forward Kemp signs with junior B Sockeyes

Forward Andrew Kemp (five goals, six assists in 53 games with Surrey in 2016-17) will close out his junior hockey career playing junior B with his hometown Richmond Sockeyes of the PJHL. Kemp, 20, spent the last two seasons in the PJHL with the Sockeyes and the Delta Ice Hawks, but hadn’t signed anywhere this season.

Former Clippers, Spruce Kings and Grizzlies forward Fitzgerald loaned to ECHL

Forward Gerry Fitzgerald (83 goals, 105 assists in 211 games with Salmon Arm, Nanaimo, Prince George and Victoria from 2010-14) was loaned from the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL on Friday. Fitzgerald has five goals and three assists in 32 games with the Phantoms this season and no points in two games with the Royals.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Surrey forward Chistophe Tellier scored a goal and added five assists.

Second Star: Powell River forward Levi Glasman notched two goals and an assist.

Third Star: Alberni Valley goaltender Luke Pearson made 31 saves for the shutout.

Honourable Mentions: Surrey forward Gabe Schovanek had a goal and four assists. Trail forward Kent Johnson and Prince George forward Nick Poisson each had two goals and an assist. Alberni Valley forward Ryan Doolin and Penticton forward David Silye each posted a goal and two assists.