BCHL Today: Dow-Kenny commits to Skidmore College, Clippers add Murray as goalie coach, and more!


BCHL announces initiatives approved at 2021 annual general meeting

The BC Hockey League held its annual general meeting via Zoom on May 19 and 20 and several initiatives came from it.

Among the initiatives is the ability for the BCHL office to add an instigator or aggressor penalty to a fighting major penalty after a review. Previously, fighting majors were reviewed by the Department, but the assessment of an instigator or aggressor was left to the on-ice officials.

A full recap of what came out of the AGM is here.

Dow-Kenny commits to Skidmore College

2000-born defenseman Will Dow-Kenny has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY this fall.

Dow-Kenny, who’s from Abbotsford, BC, had three goals and 11 points in 20 games for the Coquitlam Express during the BCHL’s pod season. He was on loan to the Express from the Langley Rivermen.

He finishes his BCHL career with seven goals and 33 points in 123 games with Vernon, Chilliwack, Langley, and Coquitlam.

Clippers add Murray as goaltending coach and consultant

The Nanaimo Clippers announced the addition of Sean Murray as the team’s goaltending coach and consultant on Monday.

Murray is the founder of Pro-Formance Goalie School and Development Center and his most recent BCHL coaching experience was as goalie coach for the Trail Smoke Eaters over the past two seasons.

Express is looking for a manager of business operations

The Coquitlam Express is looking for a manager of business operations. The vacancy came up when Kimberly Osborne stepped down four days before the pod season started in April.

More information on the posting is available here.

Spruce Kings seek an athletic therapist and trainer

The Prince George Spruce Kings are on the hunt for an athletic therapist and trainer for the 2021-22 season.

Details about the job and how to apply are available on the Spruce Kings website here.

Boivin heads to Austria for next season

Defenseman Michael Boivin (13 goals, 23 assists in 82 games with Penticton and Nanaimo from 2007-09) has signed with the Graz99ers of the ICE Hockey League for the 2021-22 season. It is the top tier of pro hockey in Austria.

The 30-year-old, who hails from Delta, BC, notched a goal and 13 points in 21 games with MODO Hockey in Sweden’s Allsvenskan in 2020-21.