BCHL Today: Eagles player tests positive for COVID-19 and the Bulldogs make a number of trades


Eagles roster features a positive COVID-19 test

The BC Hockey League announced on Saturday that a member of the Surrey Eagles roster tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the league postponed Saturday’s game between the Eagles and the Langley Rivermen. The BCHL states the player has been placed in a 14-day quarantine and all members of the Eagles have received COVID-19 tests, with the results to come.

Saturday’s game in Chilliwack between the Chiefs and the Coquitlam Express was also postponed. The Eagles played the Chiefs on Friday night, the sixth straight game between the two teams.

Bulldogs nab St. Lawrence University commit

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have made a series of trades that ended up with 2002-born forward Isaac MacLeod on their roster.

First, the Bulldogs traded 2000-born forward Isaac Tonkin-Palmer to the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for 2000-born forward Tanner Mortenson.

Then Alberni Valley flipped Mortenson and future considerations to the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for MacLeod.

The Caledonia, Ontario product is committed to St. Lawrence University and had 65 points in 35 US high school games with New Hampton School in 2019-20.

Tonkin-Palmer played 10 games with the Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in 2019-20 and had three goals. He played 99 games with the Bulldogs from 2017-19.

Mortenson played for three junior A teams in 2019-20. He started the season with Merritt and played two games before being traded to Swan Valley of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

He spent seven games with the Stampeders and moved to play 25 games with the Valley Wildcats of the Maritime Junior Hockey League. Estevan signed him for the 2020-21 season earlier last month.

Bulldogs move Loon-Stewardson to Estevan

The Bulldogs made a separate deal with the Estevan Bruins, sending 2000-born forward Quintin Loon-Stewardson to Saskatchewan for future considerations. He didn’t appear in any games with Alberni Valley during the extended training camp and it’s the third time he has been traded this year.

Loon-Stewardson is a three-year junior A veteran who the Bulldogs acquired from Prince George in June. The Spruce Kings had grabbed him from Battlefords of the SJHL earlier that month.

He is from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, and posted 30 goals and 25 assists in 53 games with Battlefords in 2019-20.