BCHL Today: Caps forward Edwards suspended for five games, Chiefs add Kuramoto for 2022-23, and more!

BCHL suspends Edwards for five games

The BC Hockey League department of player safety has suspended Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matty Edwards for five games for receiving a major penalty and game misconduct for a blow to the head.

The infraction occurred at the 6:52 mark of the first period during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Penticton Vees. The 2005-born native of Saskatoon, SK cross checked Penticton’s Josh Nadeau in the back of the head.

Edwards will sit out games on Nov. 10, 12, 13, 18, and 20 for the Capitals before returning on Nov. 21 for a road game in Surrey against the Eagles.

Chiefs bring in Kuramoto for 2022-23

The Chilliwack Chiefs announced the commitment of 2006-born forward Dryden Kuramoto for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season. The Burnaby, BC native is an affiliate player for the Chiefs this season.

He is rostered to the Vancouver North East Chiefs U18 AAA of the BC Elite Hockey League for 2021-22 and has six goals and 11 points in 11 games thus far.

Hedquist, Dyck, and Bar-Lev-Wise earn player of the week honours

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist, Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck, and West Kelowna Warriors forward Elan Bar-Lev-Wise have been named the BCHL’s Three Stars for the week ending Nov. 7.

Hedquist, an 18-year-old who’s committed to the University of North Dakota, finished the week with two wins and two shutouts. The Heron Lake, MN native made 18 saves in a 5-0 victory over Surrey and 35 stops in a 3-0 goose egg against Nanaimo.

Dyck, 17, notched three goals and four assists in three games for the Bucks last week as Cranbrook gathered four of a possible six points. The Abbotsford, BC product’s 14 points this season is tops on the Bucks and ninth overall in the BCHL.

Bar-Lev-Wise earned the third star after putting up four goals and three assists in three games as West Kelowna went 3-0. The Ohio State University commit has eight goals and 14 points on the season, both of which are among the top-10 in the league.

Clippers look to hire a video coach

The Nanaimo Clippers posted on their social media channels on Sunday that the team is looking for a video coach. The posting states that the hours are flexible but the successful candidate is asked to attend each Clippers’ home game.

Full details on the posting are available here.

Cents sign Regan as an affiliate player

The Merritt Centennials have added 2002-born forward Cash Regan as an affiliate player. He joins 2004-born forward Jonah Fournier and 2005-born forward Lucas Schmid as Cents affiliates.

The Olds, AB product is playing with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League this season. He has 13 points in 12 games with them so far.

Carlson signs with Oceanside Generals for 2021-22

The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League announced the signing of 2003-born defenseman Brendan Carlson (one goal, three assists in 19 games for Nanaimo in 2020-21) for the 2021-22 season.

Carlson, who’s from Nanaimo, BC, has already played five games for the Generals this season and put up six assists and 14 penalty minutes.