BCHL Today: Tassy commits to MSU, four first BCHL goals, and more!


Dawson notches first BCHL goal

2001-born West Kelowna forward Porter Dawson scored his first BC Hockey League goal at 1:41 of the second period in Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Vernon Vipers. He now has nine points on the season.

The Kelownian’s milestone marker helped stake the Warriors to a 2-0 lead. He was playing in his 20th BC Hockey League contest after also getting into five games with West Kelowna as an affiliate in 2019-20.

Johnson posts first career BCHL goal

Vernon Vipers defenseman Desmond Johnson tallied his first BCHL goal on Friday in the 3-2 win over West Kelowna. It came in the Windsor, Ontario product’s 15th career BCHL game.

The 2002-born blueliner scored at the 9:01 mark of the second period to spark the Vipers’ three-unanswered-goal comeback. Thurston now has three points in 15 games this season.

Cameron cashes in his first in the BCHL

2002-born Prince George defenseman Colton Cameron has scored his first BCHL goal. The milestone came at 4:14 of the third period and gave the Spruce Kings a 5-2 lead en route to a 7-3 win over Chilliwack on Friday.

Cameron, who’s into his second BCHL season with PG, was playing his 56th career BCHL game and now adds a goal to the six assists he has this season.

Johnston buries his first BCHL goal

2003-born Powell River defenseman Brody Johnston scored his first BCHL goal in his 27th game in the league. His goal at 3:10 of the first period was the opening goal for the Kings in a 3-2 win against Coquitlam on Friday.

Johnston, who hails from Vanderhoof, BC, played 18 games with Merritt in 2019-20 and posted five assists. He now has a goal and three points with Powell River this season.

Tassy commits to MSU Mavericks

2001-born Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy has committed to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Tassy has 12 goals and 21 points in 15 games with the Backs this season, including six multi-point outings.

The Montreal product’s 21 points put him seventh overall in BCHL scoring this season, one back of teammate Noah Serdachny.

Golden Knights send Coghlan back to their taxi squad

The Vegas Golden Knights sent defenseman Dylan Coghlan (no points in two games with Nanaimo in 2013-14) to their taxi squad on Friday.

The 23-year-old Duncan, BC product has three goals and five points in 28 games with the Golden Knights this season, his first in the NHL.

Robson parts ways with Straubing Tigers

Goaltender Mathew Robson (35-13, 1.94 GAA, .930 SV% and 6 SO in 49 games with Penticton in 2016-17) won’t return to the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2021-22 season.

The 25-year-old Mississauga, Ontario native was 1-8-0 with a 3.61 goals-against-average, a .861 save percentage in nine games with the Tigers this past season.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Prince George forward Corey Cunningham chipped in a pair of goals and an assist in a 7-3 win over Chilliwack.

Second Star: Alberni Valley goaltender Luke Pearson stopped 46 shots, including 20 in the second period, in a 4-3 victory against Nanaimo.

Third Star: Powell River forward Tyden McWillis posted the winning goal as well as an assist as the Kings edged Coquitlam 3-2.

Honourable Mentions: Spruce Kings defenseman Mason Waite had a goal and two assists. Vernon forward Cameron MacDonald and Penticton forward Tristan Amonte each scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in their respective games. Prince George forward Andrew Seaman and Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen each scored two goals.