BCHL Today: 11 players selected in NAHL Supplemental Draft, Spruce Kings defenseman Mason White beats cancer, Express sign forward Jackson Hughes, and more

11 BCHL players selected in NAHL Supplemental Draft

The North American Hockey League held a supplementary draft on Tuesday with each of the league’s 26 teams receiving three picks.

The draft saw 11 players who played in the BCHL during the 2019-20 season selected by NAHL teams.

Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac (8th overall by Jamestown)
Merritt Centennials forward Payton Matsui (23rd overall by Aberdeen)
Nanaimo Clippers forward Tim Washe (31st overall by New Mexico)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Grayson Valente (42nd overall by Springfield)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Moe Acee (47th overall by Odessa)
West Kelowna Warriors forward Drew Vieten (54th overall by Wichita Falls)
Wenatchee Wild forward Jack Bayless (57th overall by New Mexico)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Austin Spiridakis (58th overall by Springfield)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward John Lundy (59th overall by Corpus Christi)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Primo Self (74th overall by Minnesota)
Cowichan Valley Capitals defenseman Nolan Barrett (75th overall by Danbury)

Spruce Kings defenseman Mason Waite beats cancer

Prince George Spruce Kings defenseman Mason Waite is featured in a Q&A series with the team’s communications director Cole Waldie that was posted yesterday. In the Q&A, Waite disclosed that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this spring and recently was declared cancer-free.

Express sign forward Jackson Hughes

The Coquitlam Express have added forward Jackson Hughes for the 2020-21 season. The 18-year-old from South Lyon, Michigan had 18 goals and 20 assists in 66 games with the Victory Honda U1 team in 2019-20.

Vipers forward Ben Helgeson signs with NAHL club

Vernon Vipers forward Ben Helgeson has signed a tender for the 2020-21 season with the St. Cloud Norsemen of the NAHL. Helgeson, who’s from Roseau, Minnesota and turns 20 in July, had 17 goals and 23 assists in 107 games over the last two seasons with the Vipers.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ May 13, 2018

First Star: Chilliwack forward Will Calverley scored all four goals, including the overtime winner as the Chiefs beat the Ottawa Junior Senators 4-3 in game four of the preliminary round of the 2018 RBC Cup.

Second Star: Senators forward Isaac Anderson posted two assists in the loss.

Third Star: Chiefs defenseman Powell Connor set up Calverley’s winning goal just under five minutes into overtime.

Honourable Mentions: Chilliwack defenseman Jake Gresh assisted on the tying goal with 5:51 left in the third period. Ottawa goaltender Connor Hicks made 30 saves.