BCHL Today: BCHL hands out Chilliwack pod awards, Visram commits to Portage College, and more!


BCHL hands out Chilliwack pod awards

The BC Hockey League announced the award winners for the Chilliwack pod on Tuesday. Players from the Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials, and Prince George Spruce Kings were eligible to earn awards.

  • Chilliwack pod champions: Prince George Spruce Kings
  • Chilliwack pod top scorer: Christian Buono, Prince George Spruce Kings
  • Chilliwack pod top rookie: Sasha Teleguine, Chilliwack Chiefs
  • Chilliwack pod most valuable player: Buono
  • Chilliwack pod top goaltender: Aaron Trotter, Prince George Spruce Kings
  • Chilliwack pod top defenseman: Jackson Munro, Chilliwack Chiefs

The 2020-21 BCHLNetwork award winners are here.

Visram commits to Portage College

2000-born Merritt Centennials defenseman Liam Visram has committed to Portage College of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference for this September.

Visram, who’s from Langley, had a goal and eight points in 18 games for the Centennials this past season. He finished his BCHL career with nine points in 69 games split between Merritt and Nanaimo.


Bunting commits to Air Force Academy

Forward Sean Bunting (four goals, 11 assists in 50 games for Langley in 2019-20) has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Air Force Academy starting this September.

The 2000-born left wing had 10 goals and 24 points in 54 games with the Shreveport Mudbugs of the North American Hockey League this past season.

Canadiens recall Price from American Hockey League

Goaltender Carey Price (2.70 goals-against-average in 18 games with Quesnel in 2002-03) was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens from the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League.

Price, 33, was sent down to the AHL on Monday on a conditioning stint after coming back from an injury and got into one game. He played 39:38 of the Rocket’s 2-0 loss to the Toronto Marlies, making 13 saves.

The veteran has a 12-7-5 record with a 2.64 goals-against-average, a .901 save percentage, and one shutout in 25 games with the Canadiens this season.

Flames bring Poolman up from the minors

Defenseman Colton Poolman (three goals, 37 assists in 57 games with Penticton in 2015-16) was brought up by the Calgary Flames to their taxi squad from the Stockton Heat of the AHL.

The 25-year-old from East Grand Forks, Minnesota had a goal and six points in 21 games with the Heat this season, his first as a pro after four seasons with the University of North Dakota.