BCHL Today: Clippers acquire Gerrie, Spruce Kings sign Fairlie, and Grizzlies trade Babic


Clippers bring in veteran forward Gerrie

Nanaimo Clippers acquire Keighan Gerrie

Posted by Nanaimo Clippers Jr. A Hockey Club on Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Nanaimo Clippers added a proven junior A scorer on Thursday with the addition of 2001-born forward Keighan Gerrie from the Waterloo Black Hawks of the US Hockey League.

Gerrie put up six points in 41 games with Waterloo in 2019-20. The Clippers acquired his junior A rights from the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations. There’s no word on how his CJHL rights were transferred to Portage.

He played two seasons with the Thunder Bay North Stars of the Superior International Junior Hockey League from 2017-19 and put up 153 points in 107 games. In 2019, he led the SIJHL in scoring, won a league championship, was named a first-team all-star and playoff most valuable player.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario product is committed to Bowling Green University for next September. He was ranked 129th by NHL Central Scouting for the 2019 Entry Draft.

Spruce Kings add goaltender Fairlie

The Prince George Spruce Kings have signed 2002-born goaltender Jordan Fairlie for the 2020-21 season.

Fairlie, who’s from Fort St. John, BC, had a 10-7-1 record with a 2.47 GAA and two shutouts in 18 games with the Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA in the BC U18 league in 2019-20.

He also played one game in the Western Hockey League with the Swift Current Broncos last season, allowing nine goals on 30 shots against Medicine Hat.

Grizzlies trade Babic to Estevan

The Victoria Grizzlies have traded 2002-born defenceman Aleksa Babic to the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

The 18-year-old had three goals and 21 assists in 49 games with the Chatham Maroons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League last season.

He was drafted in the 14th round, 266th overall by the Windsor Spitfires in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.