BCHL Today: League awards five scholarships, Chiefs forward Peter Reynolds bolts to QMJHL, Wild and Eagles each add a forward, and more

BCHL awards scholarships to five players

The BCHL announced on Monday the five players to receive the Shaw BCHL Scholarship for 2019-20.

  • Jackson Caller (Vernon)
  • Dawson Holt (Vernon)
  • Ethan O’Rourke (Coquitlam)
  • William Poirier (Salmon Arm)
  • Travis Walton (Nanaimo)

Each player receives a $2,000 scholarship to attend a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Reynolds leaves Chiefs for QMJHL

The Chilliwack Chiefs lost forward Peter Reynolds as the 17-year-old announced on Monday that he had signed with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Reynolds, who had 14 goals and 33 assists in 53 games with the Chiefs in 2019-20, was previously committed to attend Boston College. He is eligible for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Wild add forward Dawson Milliken

#WelcomeToWenatchee – Dawson MillikenDawson is the brother of former Wenatchee Wild D-Man Logan Milliken and comes to…

Posted by Wenatchee Wild Hockey on Monday, May 11, 2020

The Wenatchee Wild has brought a familiar last name on board for 2020-21 with the signing of forward Dawson Milliken. The 17-year-old had 14 goals and 12 assists in 32 Canadian Sport School Hockey League games with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Red Prep team in 2019-20.

He also played one game with West Kelowna as an affiliate. Dawson’s brother Logan played in Wenatchee from 2015-16 before moving on the Holy Cross to play NCAA hockey.

Eagles sign Tio D’Addario

Forward Tio D’Addario is set to join the Surrey Eagles for the 2020-21 season. The 17-year-old from Montreal had 21 goals and 22 assists in 35 games with the Mount Academy U18 Saints in 2019-20.

Topping inks AHL contract with San Jose

Forward Kyle Topping (five goals, seven assists in 53 games with Cowichan Valley in 2015-16) has signed an American Hockey League contract with the San Jose Barracuda. Topping, 20, finished with 12 goals and 21 assists in 33 games with the Kelowna Rockets this past season.

Heywood announces retirement from professional hockey

Defenseman Jordan Heywood (22 goals, 52 assists in 133 games with Victoria from 2007-10) announced his retirement on Monday.

The 31-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan spent the 2019-20 season with the Glasgow Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League in Great Britain and posted six goals and 14 assists in 35 games.

Leipsic released by University of Manitoba

Forward Jeremey Leipsic (five goals, 12 assists in 34 games with Powell River in 2015-16) has been released by the University of Manitoba.

The 23-year-old, who had six goals and nine assists in 28 USports games in 2019-20, is off the team after his involvement in a group chat featuring offensive remarks was leaked last week.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ May 12, 2019

First Star: Prince George forward Patrick Cozzi had a goal and an assist as the Spruce Kings beat the Oakville Blades 5-1 in game three of the preliminary round at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

Second Star: Spruce Kings forward Ben Poisson chipped in with a goal and an assist in the win.

Third Star: PG forward Ben Brar posted two assists.

Honourable Mention: Oakville goaltender Will Barber made 34 saves in the loss. Forward Peyton Reeves scored the Blades lone goal. Spruce Kings forward Chong Min Lee got Prince George’s first goal.