BCHL Today: Rivermen get Dukovac from Alberni Valley, Wild bring in Bohn for 2021-22, and more!


Rivermen pick up Dukovac from Alberni Valley

The Langley Rivermen have acquired 2002-born forward Maxwell Dukovac from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for future considerations. Dukovac went to the Bulldogs from Nanaimo on June 3 to complete a trade from last season.

He signed a letter of intent with the Clippers in February 2020 for the 2020-21 season. However, he didn’t end up playing with the Clippers or any other team this past season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wild add Bohn for 2021-22 season

The Wenatchee Wild has signed 2002-born forward Owen Bohn of San Jose for the upcoming season. Bohn spent 2020-21 with the San Jose Jr. Sharks U18 AAA team and scored six goals and 10 points in eight games.

He also tallied eight goals and 19 points in 23 games with the Philadelphia Hockey Club of the National Collegiate Development Conference. The San Jose, CA product originally committed to Wenatchee last October but the Wild took a hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Williams, Wilson, and Lane return to the Vees

The Penticton Vees “Next Generation” feature was posted on the BCHL website on Friday and in it were the details about the return of 2003-born forward Fin Williams, 2001-born forward Luc Wilson, and 2001-born goaltender Kaeden Lane for the 2021-22 season.

Williams, a North Vancouver, BC product, is committed to the University of Michigan for September 2022. He had five goals and 18 points in 15 games as captain of the Vees in 2020-21.

In 130 games with Penticton and Cowichan Valley over the last three seasons, Wilson nabbed 43 goals and 104 points. The Duncan, BC native is committed to Minnesota State University (Mankato) for fall 2022 and led the Penticton pod in scoring in 2020-21.

Burnaby, BC product Lane was named most valuable player and top goaltender in the Penticton pod. Lane’s numbers were eye-popping with a minuscule 1.13 goals-against-average and a .951 save percentage, both best in the league by a mile. He’s also committed to Northern Michigan University for September 2022.

Prokop commits to the University of Alberta

Forward Josh Prokop (22 goals, 19 assists in 54 games with Vernon from 2017-18) has committed to the University of Alberta to play U SPORTS hockey this fall.

The Edmonton, AB product had 10 goals and 24 points in 21 games as captain of the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen in 2020-21. He finished his WHL career with 88 points in 143 games in Calgary.

Stanwood and Zubick join Simon Fraser as a goaltending coaches

The Simon Fraser University men’s hockey team of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League announced on Friday that Lyndon Stanwood (31-55-0, 3.79 goals-against-average, .893 save percentage, one shutout in 97 games with Trail, Chilliwack, and Langley from 2011-14) and Patrick Zubick (1-2-0, 4.00 goals-against-average, .888 save percentage in three games with Trail in 2014-15) have joined it as a goaltending coach for 2021-22.

Stanwood, a 28-year-old from West Vancouver, BC, played 43 games for SFU between 2015 and 2018.  Zubick, a 24-year-old Castlegar, BC native, was with SFU in 2019-20 after two seasons with the BCIHL’s Selkirk College.