BCHL Today: Realignment coming for 2020-21, Mylymok named Player of the Week, Tellier named Player of the Month, and more

Realignment coming to BCHL for 2020-21

The BCHL announced that the league will move to two, nine team conferences for the 2020-21 season. Prince George moves to the Interior Conference along with Cranbrook. The Mainland and Island Divisions are also amalgamated into one Coastal Conference. It’s the first time since 2011-12 that the Spruce Kings won’t play in the Mainland Division.

Salmon Arm forward Mylymok named Player of the Week

After posting five points in two games this past weekend, Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Luke Mylymok was named the BCHL Player of the Week.

Surrey forward Tellier named Player of the Month for January

Surrey Eagles forward Christophe Tellier has been named the BCHL Player of the Month for January. The 19-year-old had 20 points in a dozen games during the month, including a six point outing against West Kelowna on Jan. 17.

Bucks sell over 1,000 season tickets in two days

The Cranbrook Bucks had season tickets for their inaugural BCHL season go on sale this past Saturday morning and according to News1130 sports anchor Chris Wahl, the team has sold more than 1,100 since then. Wahl was the Director of Sales and Public Relations for the WHL’s Kootenay Ice from 2014-17.

Clippers sign partnership with Snuneymuxw First Nation

The Nanaimo Clippers signed a partnership with Island Savings that will see the team honour Snuneymuxw First Nation at their game on Feb. 15 against Powell River. The Clippers will wear jerseys that include  Snuneymuxw designs and logo. The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds donated to buy sporting equipment for Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Coquitlam, Penticton among CJHL Top 20 Rankings

Two BCHL teams are among this week’s CJHL Top 20 with the Coquitlam Express checking in at number seven and the Penticton Vees coming in at number 14.

Pogge-Gordon latest recipient of BCHL Volunteer Award

Penticton Vees volunteer Annet Pogge-Gordon is the latest recipient of the BCHL Volunteer Award. Pogge-Gordon has been with the Vees for more than 15 years. Her main role with the club is a liaison for scouts attending each Vees game at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Express forward Cooper Connell notched a goal and three assists.

Second Star: Salmon Arm goaltender Ethan Langenegger made 24 saves to earn a shutout.

Third Star: Vernon forward Dawson Holt posted four assists.

Honourable Mentions: Coquitlam forward Josh Wildauer had two goals and an assist. Vernon forward Connor Marritt, Coquitlam forward Greg Lapointe and Alberni Valley forward Stephen Castagna each tallied a goal and two assists. Centennials goaltender Ryan Winter kicked out 39 shots.

If the playoffs started today…

Mainland Division

(1) Coquitlam vs. (4) Langley
(2) Chilliwack vs. (3) Surrey

Island Division

(1) Cowichan Valley vs. (4) Alberni Valley
(2) Nanaimo vs. (3) Powell River

Interior Division

(1) Penticton vs. (6) West Kelowna
(2) Trail vs. (WC2) Prince George
(3) Salmon Arm vs. (WC1) Victoria
(4) Vernon vs. (5) Wenatchee