BCHL Today: Trail’s Matteo Paler-Chow commits to Aurora University, Alberni Valley forward Jackson Doucet is off to Selkirk College, and more

Paler-Chow commits to Aurora University

Trail Smoke Eaters goaltender Matteo Paler-Chow is off to Aurora University to play NCAA Div. III hockey for the Spartans this fall. Aurora is a private university in Aurora, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago.

The Vancouver product, who turns 21 on May 25, went 12-11-1 with a 3.69 goals-against-average, and a .880 save percentage in 28 games split between Powell River and Trail this past season.

Paler-Chow is the 13th Smoke Eaters player this season to commit to an NCAA school.

Doucet to play college hockey at Selkirk

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jackson Doucet will play in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League for Selkirk College this season. Doucet, 21, committed to the Saints after putting up 13 goals and 17 assists in 57 games with the Bulldogs in 2019-20.

Over his three-year BCHL career, the Victoria, BC native had 39 goals and 72 assists in 171 games with Alberni Valley. He played one game as an affiliate with Penticton during the 2016-17 season but didn’t register a point.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ May 21, 2016

First Star: West Kelowna forward Connor Sodergren had a goal and an assist as the Warriors beat Brooks 4-1 in the semifinals of the 2016 RBC Cup.

Second Star: Warriors forward Jake LeBrun also notched a goal and an assist in the win.

Third Star: West Kelowna defenseman Kristian Blumenschein posted a pair of assists.

Honourable Mentions: Warriors goaltender Matthew Greenfield made 33 saves, including 14 in the second period. Bandits forward Ty Mappin scored Brooks’ lone goal of the game with 12 seconds left in the first period.