League officially announces location of 2020 Showcase Festival
Salmon Arm to host 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival
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— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) February 11, 2020
Although BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb spilled the beans during his interview on Vancouver radio station TSN 1040 last Wednesday, the league officially announced that the 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival is in Salmon Arm this September. It was jointly hosted by Chilliwack and Penticton in 2019. From 2012-18, the Showcase was hosted exclusively in Chilliwack.
Warriors get commitment from WHL first round bantam pick Jugnauth
NEWS: The Warriors are excited to announce the commitment of coveted blue liner Tyson Jugnauth('04) to the team for the 2020/21 season!
Welcome to the Warriors family Tyson!
— West Kelowna Warriors (@BCHLWarriors) February 11, 2020
Defenceman Tyson Jugnauth, who is playing this season with the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League, has committed to the West Kelowna Warriors for the 2020-21 season. The 15-year-old has five goals and 18 assists in 28 games with the Rockets this season.
He’s also played two games with the Warriors as an affiliate. Jugnauth was selected in the first round, 19th overall by Swift Current in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
West Kelowna clinches final playoff spot
With the Centennials loss this evening, the Warriors have officially clinched the final playoff berth. Lots of work to be done. Warriors are currently sitting 3 points back of the Spruce Kings for the 7th seed in the standings. #BCHL pic.twitter.com/0v1FeOG45k
— West Kelowna Warriors (@BCHLWarriors) February 12, 2020
With Merritt’s 9-2 loss to Coquitlam on Tuesday night, the Centennials are officially eliminated from the BCHL playoffs as they cannot mathematically catch West Kelowna. Although the Warriors are in, their opponent in the first round is still undetermined. The Warriors are three points back of Prince George for the second Interior Division wild card spot and both teams have five games remaining.
Former Silverbacks sniper Hirose sent down to AHL by Detroit
The Detroit #RedWings today assigned LW Taro Hirose and RW Givani Smith to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Additionally, the Red Wings removed RW Anthony Mantha and C Frans Nielsen from injured reserve.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 11, 2020
Forward Taro Hirose (33 goals, 88 assists in 116 games with Salmon Arm from 2014-16) was assigned to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins by the Detroit Red Wings. Hirose has two goals and five assists in 26 games with the Red Wings this season. He’s added four goals and 16 assists in 23 games with the Griffins.
Former Cents defenceman Teves assigned to ECHL
.@PenskeMoving On the Move: The Comets have recalled @matt_petgrave92 from the @BramptonBeast. Additionally, Tanner Sorenson and @Josh_Teves4 have been loaned to the @KalamazooWings. pic.twitter.com/qxzJICpoZ4
— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) February 11, 2020
Defenceman Josh Teves (five goals, 28 assists in 57 games with Merritt in 2014-15) has been loaned by the Utica Comets of the AHL to the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Teves has two assists in 25 games this season with the Comets.
Three Stars of the Night
First Star: Victoria goaltender Liam Souliere made 51 saves.
Second Star: Chilliwack forward Connor Milburn tallied a goal and an assist.
Third Star: Coquitlam forward Greg Lapointe scored a pair of goals.
Honourable Mentions: Langley forward Matthew Hubbarde, and Express forwards Cooper Connell, Josh Wildauer and Adam Trotman each had a goal and two assists. Victoria forward Vincent Nardone and Merritt forward Rylan Van Unen each had a goal and an assist.
If the playoffs started today…
(1) Coquitlam vs. (4) Langley
(2) Chilliwack vs. (3) Surrey
(1) Cowichan Valley vs. (4) Alberni Valley
(2) Nanaimo vs. (3) Powell River
(1) Penticton vs. (6) West Kelowna
(2) Trail vs. (WC2) Prince George
(3) Salmon Arm vs. (WC1) Victoria
(4) Vernon vs. (5) Wenatchee