BCHL Today: Vipers and Capitals hook up on a multi-player trade, Wild add another forward, Clippers adjust schedule, and more


Vipers and Capitals make a big splash

The Vernon Vipers and Cowichan Valley Capitals connected on a big trade on Tuesday. The deal sees the Vipers pick up 2000-born forward Will Arquiett from the Caps for 2001-born forward Brett Fudger, 2002-born Colby Feist, and future considerations.

Arquiett, who’s committed to St. Lawrence University for next September, had 30 points in 53 games with the Capitals as a rookie last season.

Fudger is a Prince Rupert, BC product who put up 14 points in 48 games in his first BCHL season with the Vipers in 2019-20.

Feist, who is from Coldstream, BC, posted eight points in Vernon as a freshman this past season.

Wild sign San Jose Jr. Sharks scorer Bohn

The Wenatchee Wild has signed 2002-born forward Owen Bohn of San Jose for the upcoming season.

Bohn spent 2019-20 with the San Jose Jr. Sharks U18 AAA team and scored an eye-popping 51 goals and 42 assists in 66 games.

He also got into three games with the Wild as an affiliate player, notching a goal and an assist.

Clippers make exhibition game change

The Nanaimo Clippers announced on Tuesday the rescheduling of their game from Friday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 21 due to the ice being put in at Frank Crane Arena.

Toews rights traded from New York to Colorado

Defenseman Devon Toews (17 goals, 59 assists in 102 games with Surrey from 2011-13) had his NHL rights traded from the New York Islanders to the Colorado Avalance in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2021 as well as a second-round draft pick in 2022.

Toews, 26, is a restricted free agent who has filed for salary arbitration. He had 28 points in 68 games with the Isles in 2019-20, his second season in the NHL. The Abbotsford, BC product is coming off a two-year contract that paid him $700,000 per season.

Thiessen signs AHL deal with Cleveland

Goaltender Brad Thiessen (48-61-0, 3.16 GAA, .914 SV%, 10 SO in 127 games with Penticton, Prince George, and Merritt from 2003-06) signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Thiessen, 34, is entering his sixth season with the Monsters. He was 3-4-0 with a 3.15 GAA and a .881 SV% in 2019-20.

Beauvais re-ups in Rapid City

Blueliner Brett Beauvais (13 goals, 45 assists in 57 games with Penticton in 2013-14) signed a contract for the 2020-21 season with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

The 25-year-old from Summerside, PEI, spent two games with the Rush in 2019-20. He also played four games with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder and 28 games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Beauvais has 14 points in 64 ECHL games over the last three seasons.

Kerfoot leaves KOOVEE for personal reasons

West Vancouver, BC product Colton Kerfoot (35 goals, 75 assists in 101 games with Coquitlam from 2014-16) has terminated his contract with KOOVEE of Mestis, which is the second-highest level of pro hockey in Finland.

Kerfoot, 24, had no points in six games with KOOVEE so far this season. He signed in Finland after wrapping up four seasons at Harvard University earlier this year.

Mick moves up a level in Sweden

24-year-old forward Logan Mick (18 goals, 25 assists in 149 games with Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Langley from 2012-15) signed a contract with Surahammars IF of the HockeyEttan, the third tier of Swedish hockey, for the 2020-21 season.

The Vernon product had 65 points in 31 games with Åmåls SK of Division 2, which is the fourth tier of pro hockey in Sweden.

Domin switches NCAA Div. III schools

Left wing Jared Domin (37 goals, 46 assists in 102 games with Cowichan Valley from 2015-16) has transferred from Adrian College to Trine University for the 2020-21 season.

Domin, 23, had six points in 16 NCAA Div. III games for Adrian College over the last two seasons.

Rancier earns NAHL weekly award

2000-born goaltender Keenan Rancier (5-2-1, 3.26 GAA, .886 SV% in 11 games with Victoria and Prince George in 2018-19) was named North American Hockey League Central Division star of the week on Monday.

Rancier has a 1-0-1 record with a 0.96 GAA, a .978 SV%, and one shutout in two games with the Minot Minotauros so far this season.

Savey to return to Campbell River for 2020-21

Right wing Cody Savey (no points in four games with Alberni Valley, Powell River, and Nanaimo from 2016-20) has announced his return to the Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.

Savey, who’s a 2001-born player, had 27 points in 37 games with the Storm last season. He’s also played 21 Western Hockey League games since 2017 and posted one assist.