BCHL Today: Spruce Kings home rink to remain closed, Perrier signs coaching deal in Denmark, and more


Rolling Mix Concrete Arena in PG remains closed

The City of Prince George announced Tuesday that all arenas in the City will remain closed until further notice due to financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in the closure is Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, which is the home to the Prince George Spruce Kings. The City says it will update user groups of the arenas in August, including the Spruce Kings.

Newhook to take part in Hockey Canada diversity and inclusion seminars

Hockey Canada announced on Monday that all players and staff involved in the country’s national teams during the upcoming season must participate in diversity and inclusion seminars.

Boston College forward Alex Newhook (60 goals, 108 assists in 90 games with Victoria from 2017-19) is part of the Canadian national junior team virtual summer development camp from July 27-31.

Perrier signs coaching deal in Denmark

Junior hockey coaching veteran Bryant Perrier has signed as head coach with Rungsted IK in Denmark for the 2020-21 season.

Perrier, 55, was behind the bench in the BCHL for eleven seasons with Merritt, Penticton, and Alberni Valley from 1995-2009.

He coached with the Turnhout Tigers in the Belgian Hockey League last summer before the team folded due to not having available home ice for the 2019-20 season.