BCHL to announce December 1 start date for 2020-21?
While NHL clubs work through training camp this week, Junior hockey across North America remains in question. Sources say the BCHL is expected to announce a Dec 1 start to its 20/21 season. The BC league will likely trim some regular season games, but play into May.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 16, 2020
TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger dropped a bomb on Thursday afternoon with the tweet above in which his sources indicate the BCHL is set to announce a December 1 start for the 2020-21 season.
Dreger’s tweet also indicates the league will go with a reduced schedule but play into May 2021. The Penticton Vees will host the 2021 Centennial Cup national junior A championship in the second week of May.
Dreger’s information isn’t confirmed by the BCHL at this point although there were rumblings that the league would come out with some sort of announcement soon.
Margetson signs with Victoria
All the best to @bryce_margetson as he moves onward to the @GoBCHL with the @BCHLGrizzlies! Proud to see another member of our Pod find success!#PJHL to #BCHL #Whalers #Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/AXrZbAO2zN
— WhiteRockWhalers (@WRWhalersHockey) July 15, 2020
The Victoria Grizzlies have added 2002-born defenseman Bryce Margetson for the 2020-21 season. The Surrey product had three goals and 16 assists in 41 games with the White Rock Whalers of the junior B Pacific Junior Hockey League.
Margetson skated in five games with the Merritt Centennials as an affiliate player in 2019-20, posting six penalty minutes and no points.
Spruce Kings modify hockey school
We have opened up registration for a Modified Hockey School this August.
NOTE: The dates are tentative and dependent on ice availability in the City of PG.
Wk 1 –Aug 17-21 for U9,U11, and U13 Groups
Wk 2 –Aug 24-28 for U9,U11,U13, and Female Groups
— Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) July 15, 2020
The Prince George Spruce Kings have modified their annual summer hockey school due to the continued shutdown of all arenas in the City of Prince George.
The school will now run from August 17-21 and August 24-28, if the arenas are open.
University of St. Thomas gets NCAA Division I approval
— University of St. Thomas (@UofStThomasMN) July 15, 2020
The University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota has received approval to reclassify from NCAA Division III athletics to Division I, including the men’s hockey program.
Forward Gavin Payne (16 goals, 21 assists in 54 games with Langley in 2016-17) is the lone former BCHL player currently on the St. Thomas roster, his third season with the team.