BCHL Today: Bulldogs and Chiefs make a trade, Terness and Ciccarello commit to NCAA schools, and more


Chiefs pick up veteran Munro from Alberni

The Chilliwack Chiefs added a veteran piece to their blueline on Monday with the acquisition of 2000-born defenseman Jackson Munro from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for future considerations.

The Vancouver product had 26 points in 47 games with the Bulldogs in 2019-20. He has posted 65 points in 144 career BCHL games with Alberni and Merritt over the last three seasons.

He is committed to attend Brown University in September 2021.

Vees bring in Bouchard from Tri-City

The Penticton Vees have added 2001-born forward Connor Bouchard to their roster on loan from the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

Bouchard, who played two games with the Vees as a 15-year-old affiliate player in 2016-17, has 19 goals and 64 assists in 182 games with the Americans over the last three seasons.

The Cochrane, Alberta product is set to return to Tri-City in time for the WHL to start its season in early January.

Terness commits to the University of Connecticut

Trail Smoke Eaters netminder and reigning BCHL rookie of the year Logan Terness has committed to the University of Connecticut, starting in the fall of 2021.

The 2002-born Terness was second overall in the league in wins (27), fourth in goals-against-average (2.36), and third in save percentage (.932) in 44 games for the Smokies as a rookie in 2019-20.

Silverbacks rookie Ciccarello commits to RPI

Salmon Arm Silverbacks rookie Danny Ciccarello took to Twitter on Saturday to announce his commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to play NCAA Division I hockey starting next fall.

The 2001-born forward had 70 points in 29 games this past season as the captain at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachussetts.

In total, Ciccarello finished his high school hockey career with 163 points in 89 games over three seasons.

Spruce Kings announce winter development program

The Prince George Spruce Kings unveiled their 2020 winter development program on Monday. The program runs from November to January and is for kids born between 2008 and 2011.

Mental health awareness training made available to all junior A players

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced that a $1.2 million commitment from The Fifth Line Foundation and the NHL Foundation will extend the availability of Talk Today, a comprehensive sport-related mental health program, to all junior A players in Canada.

The financial commitment means CJHL players, including those in the BCHL, will have access to Talk Today at no cost for up to seven seasons.

Brauer released by Rapid City

Forward Bo Brauer (19 goals, 16 assists in 56 games with Nanaimo in 2013-14) has been released by the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

The 25-year-old from Edina, Minnesota only played one game with the Rush in 2019-20, playing 51 games with the Worcester Railers and putting up 16 points.

This past season was Brauer’s second in the ECHL after wrapping up a four year college career at the University of Notre Dame.