BCHL Today: Bucks add defenseman Dobson, Warriors tap goalie Madge as an AP, and more


Bucks add Dobson to their blueline

The Cranbrook Bucks have signed 2001-born defenseman Nick Dobson for the 2020-21 BC Hockey League season.

Dobson was with Kimberley of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League but didn’t play a game with them after being traded there by Creston Valley on Jan. 9.

The Cochrane, Alberta product started the season with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, playing six games without registering a point before signed with the Thunder Cats.

Warriors bring in Madge as an affiliate player

The West Kelowna Warriors have brought in 2001-born goaltender Austin Madge as an affiliate player.

The Kelowna product is signed with his hometown Chiefs of the KIJHL but their season was cancelled last month, so he didn’t appear in any games with them.

Madge played three games with the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Kam River Fighting Walleye this season before being released on Feb. 25.

Bucks sign Scherger as an affiliate for 2020-21

The Cranbrook Bucks have added 2000-born goaltender Eric Scherger as an affiliate player for the upcoming BCHL season.

The Devon, Alberta native is a three-year veteran of the KIJHL, compiling a 26-28-1 record along with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage in 61 games with Summerland and Kimberley.

He only played one game with the Dynamiters this season before things we shut down due to COVID-19.

Betts earns ECAC Hockey student-athlete award

Cornell University forward Kyle Betts (45 goals, 44 assists in 98 games with Powell River from 2015-17) is the ECAC Hockey student-athlete of the year for the 2020-21 season.

Betts, 23, has been a member of the ECAC Hockey all-academic team in each of his first three seasons in the NCAA.

The student-athlete award is presented annually to an ECAC player who best establishes himself as a leader within their team, in the classroom, and in the community.

Cruikshank looks to switch schools

Colorado College captain Grant Cruikshank (32 goals, 21 assists in 57 games with Penticton in 2017-18) is looking to transfer to a new school.

According to Grand Forks Herald college hockey writer Brad Elliott Schlossman, Cruikshank has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal with the intention of leaving Colorado College.

The 22-year-old from Delafield, Wisconsin has 30 goals and 45 points in 90 games with the Tigers over the last three seasons.