Spruce Kings send forward Richter to Cowichan
TRADE | The Spruce Kings have traded F Tom Richter ('00) to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for future considerations.
— Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) June 16, 2020
The Prince George Spruce Kings and Cowichan Valley Capitals hooked up on a trade on Tuesday that sees 2000-born forward Tom Richter head to the Island. The Spruce Kings receive future considerations in return.
Richter, whose dad Mike won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994, had two goals and eight assists in 56 games as a rookie with Prince George in 2019-20.
The Greenwich, Connecticut product is set to join Union College in the NCAA in September 2021.
Smoke Eaters sign forward Michaud
Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Trail Smoke Eaters Connor Michaud!
Full details: https://t.co/GCOkL1K4Ab
— Trail Smoke Eaters (@BCHLSmokeEaters) June 16, 2020
The Trail Smoke Eaters added 2002-born forward Connor Michaud to their forward group on Tuesday.
The Monctonian spent this past season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Black Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League, where he put up 10 goals and 23 assists in 36 games.
He also served as an alternate captain with OHA in 2019-20.BCH
Capitals add forward Kerr
NEWS: The Capitals have committed to 2002 born forward Brendan Kerr from Victoria! Kerr spent the past two seasons playing for the @NotreDameHounds in the SMAAAHL!
Welcome to the Caps Brendan!
— Cowichan Capitals (@cowichancaps) June 16, 2020
The Cowichan Valley Capitals have signed 2002-born forward Brendan Kerr from the Notre Dame Hounds U18 AAA of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League.
In 44 games with the Hounds, the Victoria, BC resident posted 16 goals and 16 assists. He also added two goals in three playoff games. In addition, Kerr played four games with Notre Dame in the North American Prospects Hockey U18 League and notched two assists.
Longo trade details confirmed
— Victoria Grizzlies (@BCHLGrizzlies) June 17, 2020
The full details of the trade that saw the Victoria Grizzlies acquire 2000-born defenseman Trevor Longo from the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League were posted on the BCHL transactions page on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies give up future considerations to the Dragons in the deal. Longo has spent the last 2.5 seasons in the Western Hockey League, most recently with the Vancouver Giants.
Clippers update fans on season likelihoods
— Nanaimo Clippers (@ClippersHockey) June 16, 2020
The Nanaimo Clippers released an open letter to their fans on Tuesday morning. Among the most notable points in the letter is that the 2020-21 season may only be open to Clippers’ season ticket holders.
Nanaimo general manager Tali Campbell adds that season tickets for the Clippers will be capped at 1,200. Capacity at Frank Crane Arena, which is the Clippers home rink, is 3,000, including standing room.
Grizzlies alum Newhook gets invite to Hockey Canada summer development camp
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) June 16, 2020
Boston College forward Alex Newhook (60 goals, 108 assists in 90 games with Victoria from 2017-19) is among the 41 Canadian players invited to Hockey Canada’s World Junior summer development camp. Newhook and University of Wisconsin forward Dylan Holloway are the only two invitees who don’t play major junior hockey.
Newhook, a first round pick of the Colorado Avalanche at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, had 19 goals and 23 assists in 34 games as a rookie for BC this past season. He finished seventh overall among all scorers in NCAA Div. I hockey.
Nachbaur named bench boss in Bern
— SC Bern (@scbern_news) June 15, 2020
Don Nachbaur (22 goals, 27 assists in 54 games with Merritt in 1976-77) is the new head coach of SC Bern in the National League, which is the top tier of the Swiss Hockey League.
The 61-year-old spent 2019-20 as the head coach of HKM Zvolen in Slovakia. Nachbaur has coached in the NHL, American Hockey League, and Western Hockey League over the last 25 years.