BCHL Today: Cents sign forward Jacob Myers, University of Alabama-Huntsville scraps NCAA hockey program, and more

Centennials ink forward Jacob Myers

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce that they've committed to Jacob 'Cubby' Myers ('02) for the upcoming…

Posted by Merritt Centennials on Friday, May 22, 2020

The Merritt Centennials have added 17-year-old Jacob Myers for the 2020-21 season. The Port Moody, BC product, who also goes by the nickname Cubby, spent 2019-20 with the Vancouver NE Chiefs of the British Columbia Major Midget League.

In 38 games with the Chiefs, Myers had 11 goals and seven assists to go along with 132 penalty minutes. He also played two junior B games with the Port Moody Panthers of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

University of Alabama-Huntsville shuts down men’s hockey

As a result of the financial fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Alabama-Huntsville has shut down its men’s hockey program. Victoria Grizzlies forward Marty Westhaver was set to join the Chargers this September.

The men’s roster also includes a number of BCHL alumni:

    • Lucas Bahn (West Kelowna)
    • Ben Allen (Penticton)
    • Daneel Lategan (Langley)
    • Max Coyle (Prince George)
    • Dayne Finnison (Victoria)
    • Mark Sinclair (Chilliwack)

The school announced that any players who want to join another NCAA team are able to without penalty and can transfer immediately. It also says the players will have their current scholarships honoured if they want to stay at UAH.

Hookenson earns WCHA post-season award

Defenseman Edwin Hookenson (15 goals, 47 assists in 167 games with Nanaimo from 2013-16) was named as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Student-Athlete of the Year on Friday.

Hookenson wrapped up his fourth year at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2019-20. The 24-year-old has eight goals and 23 assists in 124 NCAA games over that span.