BCHL Today: Rivermen sign forward May, BCHL suspends Capitals forward Edwards, and more!

Rivermen add forward May

The Langley Rivermen have added 2003-born forward Sammy May to their roster for the 2021-22 season. May started the season with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.

He played one game with the G-Men before being released. The Richmond, BC product split the 2020-21 season between the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades and the Port Moody Panthers of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

May had one assist in 11 games with the Blades as a rookie. He also played two games with the Panthers, totaling three goals and one assist.

BCHL suspends Caps forward Edwards for three games

The BC Hockey League department of player safety has suspended 2005-born Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matty Edwards for three games after he was handed a major penalty and a game misconduct for a blow to the head.

The infraction occurred at the 6:20 mark of the third period in Saturday’s 5-4 loss to Cranbrook at the BCHL Showcase. Edwards, who’s from Saskatoon, SK, sat out Sunday’s 5-1 win over Merritt. He’ll also miss games on Friday at home against Alberni Valley and Sunday’s home matinee against Vernon.

He is eligible to return to Cowichan’s lineup on Nov. 3 for a road game at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo.

Bucks add Yim as an affiliate player

The Cranbrook Bucks have signed 2004-born defenseman Markus Yim as an affiliate player and added him to their reserve roster.

The Vancouver, BC product is a member of St. George’s U18 Prep of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League this season, where he has a goal and three points through five games thus far.

He made his debut for the Bucks in Saturday’s game against Cowichan Valley.

Three Stars of the Night ⭐⭐⭐

First Star: Cowichan Valley forward Massimo Sarantos Lombardi posted four assists as the Capitals thumped Merritt 5-1 to close out the 2021 BCHL Showcase.

Second Star: Vernon forward Cameron MacDonald had two goals and an assist in the Vipers’ 3-0 blanking of Alberni Valley.

Third Star: Trail goaltender Evan Fradette stopped 39 shots, including 18 in the first period, as the Smoke Eaters edged Langley 3-2 in overtime.

Honourable Mentions: Cowichan Valley forward David Jacobs potted two goals and an assist. Vernon goaltender Ethan David kicked out 25 shots to earn a shutout. Capitals forward Adam Jeffery scored a pair of goals.