BCHL Today: Ivy League schools cancel fall sports, including hockey, Vipers alum Jimmy Lambert named alternate captain at Michigan, and more


Ivy League schools postpone athletics to the new year

The eight NCAA Division I colleges which make up the Ivy League have cancelled all sports for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The colleges included are Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Eleven players who skated in the BCHL during the 2019-20 season are set to attend Ivy League schools in September. Of the 11, Coquitlam Express goaltender Clay Stevenson is the only one who is ineligible to still play junior hockey due to his age.

The other 10 players have a year of junior eligibility left and are considered 20-year-olds for the 2020-21 season.

Brown University
Jackson Munro (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)
Antonio Andreozzi (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Cornell University
Kyle Penney (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Dartmouth University
Nick Unruh (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Joseph Musa (Langley Rivermen)
Clay Stevenson (Coquitlam Express)

Princeton University
Nicholas Carabin (Coquitlam Express)
Mike Kennedy (Nanaimo Clippers)
MacKenzie Merriman (Nanaimo Clippers)

Yale University
Cody Schiavon (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Lambert named alternate captain at Michigan

Congratulations to former Viper Jimmy Lambert for being named an alternate captain with the University of Michigan!!

Posted by Vernon Vipers on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Forward Jimmy Lambert (57 goals, 85 assists in 156 games with Vernon from 2015-18) has been named an alternate captain at the University of Michigan.

The 23-year-old has six goals and 20 assists in 63 games with the Wolverines over the last two seasons.

Finlay inks deal in Finland

Forward Liam Finlay (40 goals, 74 assists in 109 games with Penticton and Vernon from 2014-16) has signed for the 2020-21 season with KOOVEE of the Mestis, which is the second tier league in Finland.

Finlay, 23, just wrapped a four year career at the University of Denver where he had 34 goals and 64 assists in 156 NCAA games.

Cox signs in Slovakia

Forward Trevor Cox (no points in one game with Surrey in 2010-11) has signed a one year contract with HC Detva of the Slovak Extraliga, which is the highest level of hockey in Slovakia.

The 24-year-old from Surrey had 28 goals and 73 assists in 99 games over the last four U Sports seasons with the University of Alberta.