BCHL Today: Bucks add another CSSHL forward, Cents move out a defenseman, Kings have a new voice, and more


Bucks bring in forward Assailly

The Cranbrook Bucks continue to add players for their inaugural season and 2003-born forward Cole Assailly is the latest to join the team.

The Winnipeg product had six goals and 19 assists in 36 games with Rink Hockey Academy Prep of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League last season.

He also played two games as an affiliate with the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Cents ship Dunne to Spruce Grove

The Merritt Centennials have traded 2002-born defenseman Brophy Dunne to the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Dunne, who’s from Prince George, had 11 points in 56 games as a rookie with the Cents during the 2019-20 season.


Kings hire new broadcaster

The Powell River Kings have hired Justin Sulpico as the team’s new broadcaster and social media manager for the 2020-21 season.

Sulpico was most recently the director of communications with the Pacific Junior Hockey League as well as broadcaster for the Abbotsford Pilots, who play in the PJHL.

He is a 2019 graduate of the BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment Program and takes over from Dante De Caria, who was behind the mic last season for the Kings.

Baier commits to Nippising University

Goaltender Brock Baier (16-22-5, 4.13 goals-against-average, .891 save percentage in 53 games with West Kelowna from 2018-20) has committed to play U SPORTS hockey at Nipissing University this season.

Baier finished the 2019-20 season playing junior B with the London Nationals of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League and had an 8-1 record with a 1.65 GAA, a .941 SV%, and two shutouts.