BCHL Today: Express add Princeton commit Sison, Clippers acquire Edwards from Drumheller, and more!

Express add Princeton commit Sison

The Coquitlam Express announced the commitment of 2003-born forward Jayden Sison for the 2021-22 BC Hockey League season on Monday. The native of Paoli, PA played 33 games for Mount St. Charles Academy 18U AAA in 2020-21 and put up 15 goals and 40 points.

He is committed to Princeton University for September 2022. Sison was chosen by the New Jersey Junior Titans in the second round, 35th overall, in the 2021 NAHL Supplemental Draft.

Clippers acquire Edwards from Drumheller

The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2002-born defenseman Jordan Edwards from the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for 2002-born defenseman Chase Barlow and future considerations.

Edwards, who’s from Saskatoon, SK, played seven games for the Dragons in 2020-21, finishing with 54 penalty minutes. He had four assists in 2019-20 with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 18U AAA of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey 18U League.

Barlow hails from Victoria, BC and he had one assist in 20 games for the Clippers during the BCHL’s pod season. He played one game for Grande Prairie of the AJHL in November before joining Nanaimo.

Christensen signs a two-year extension with the Silverbacks

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks put pen to paper on a contract extension for general manager and operations manager Brooks Christensen through the 2022-23 season.

The 30-year-old from Salmon Arm, BC, enters his third season with the Silverbacks as GM and seventh overall with the organization.

Carbery joins Toronto Maple Leafs as an assistant coach

Spencer Carbery (68 goals, 61 assists in 121 games with Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Penticton from 1999-2002) has been hired by the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs as an assistant coach.

Carbery, 39, spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. In 2020-21, the Victoria, BC product was AHL coach of the year after leading the Bears to a 24-7-2-0 record.

Budy named ACHA All-America Scholar

University of North Dakota forward Brendan Budy (56 goals, 94 assists in 155 games with Langley between 2016 and 2020) was named an All-America Scholar by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Monday.

The 21-year-old from Langley, BC had four goals and nine points in 28 games with the Fighting Hawks as a freshman in 2020-21.

Chiefs trainer Patafie to retire after 2021-22

Chilliwack Chiefs trainer Brian Patafie took to social media on Monday to announce that he is retiring after the 2021-22 BC Hockey League season.

The upcoming season is his fifth with the Chiefs after spending 43 years as an athletic trainer at a variety of levels, including the NHL’s Calgary Flames.

Mastrodonato nominated for Canisius College male athlete of the year

Forward Keaton Mastrodonato (40 goals, 54 assists in 125 games with Alberni Valley from 2016-19) is a nominee for male athlete of the year at Canisius College.

The product of Powell River, BC had nine goals and 18 points in 17 games as a sophomore with the Golden Griffins this past season.

Supinski goes from the ECHL to Sweden

Forward Brett Supinski (48 goals, 50 assists in 58 games with Coquitlam in 2014-15) has signed with Västerviks IK of HockeyAllsvenskan, the second tier of pro hockey in Sweden.

Supinski, 25, posted 16 goals and 37 points in 65 games with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL this past season, his second in the league.

Webber named ACHA All-American Scholar

Boston University defenseman Cade Webber (two goals, three assists in 23 games with Penticton in 2019-20) was named an ACHA All-America Scholar on Monday.

The 20-year-old from Meadville, PA notched a pair of assists in 14 games with the Terriers as a rookie this past season.

Hannoun signs with HC Pustertal for 2021-22

Forward Dante Hannoun (no points in one game with Vernon in 2013-14) has signed with HC Pustertal of the ICE Hockey League for 2021-22. The ICEHL is the top tier of hockey in Austria.

The 22-year-old from Delta, BC had 14 goals and 43 points in 35 games with Vipiteno of the Alps Hockey League this past season.