BCHL Today: Express add three affiliates, BCHL alumni earn college honours, and more


Express add three affiliate players

The Coquitlam Express have added three affiliate players to its roster after the conclusion of the Pacific Junior Hockey League season, which is a 13-team junior B circuit.

Joining the Express from the Grandview Steelers are 2003-born forward Tyler Schweitzer, 2003-born defenseman Quinn Myles, and 2004-born defenseman Gabriel Adam.

Schweitzer is from Burnaby, BC, but didn’t play any games with the Steelers during their abbreviated season.

Myles hails from North Vancouver, BC. He had one assist in seven games with Grandview this season, his second in the PJHL.

Adam is also a North Vancouverite who played seven games with the Steelers this season. He didn’t register any points.


BCHL alumni honoured on All-WCHA teams

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced its first, second, and third teams on Thursday and a number of former BCHL players were among the honourees.

Lake Superior State University forward Ashton Calder (22 goals, 20 assists in 49 games with Surrey in 2016-17) was named to the second team. He had 23 points in 24 games this season.

Northern Michigan forward Andre Ghantous (38 goals, 79 assists in 153 games with Trail and Penticton from 2016-19), Minnesota State defenseman Akito Hirose (20 goals, 102 assists in 208 games with Salmon Arm from 2016-20), and Bemidji State goaltender Zach Driscoll (21-4, 1.90 GAA, .933 SV%, 4 SO in 26 games with Penticton in 2015-16) were all named to the third team.

Bemidji State forward Lukas Sillinger (43 goals, 61 assists in 146 games with Penticton from 2017-20) is part of the WCHA all-rookie team. Joining him are Hirose and his Minnesota State teammate Jake Livingstone (22 goals, 82 assists in 185 games with Merritt and Langley from 2016-20).

Vees alumnus Driscoll named WCHA student-athlete of the year

In addition to being named to the WCHA third team, Driscoll was also announced as the conference’s student-athlete of the year.

Driscoll, who’s from Apple Valley, Minnesota, was 12-8-3 with a 2.30 goals-against-average, a .922 save percentage, and two shutouts in 23 games with Bemidji State this season.

He is a veteran of 97 career NCAA games with the Beavers and St. Cloud State.