BCHL Today: Warriors and Centennials add new recruits, Kings alumnus signs in Switzerland, and more


Warriors nab Boston University commit Legault

The West Kelowna Warriors announced the commitment of 2003-born defenseman Charles-Alexis Legault late Friday night. He is the son of Edmonton Oilers draft pick Alex Legault.

Legault had 28 points in 29 games as captain of the Lac St-Louis Lions of the Quebec Midget AAA League in 2019-20. He also added one goal in six games with Canada White at the 2019 World U17 Hockey Challenge.

He skated in two games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League and is committed to attend Boston University in September 2021. Legault is eligible for the 2021 NHL draft.

Centennials add two more new faces

The Merritt Centennials continued to add new players for 2020-21 on Saturday, with the signing of 2003-born forward Hunter Brown and 2004-born defenseman Jacob Dewitt.

Brown is from Fort St. John, BC, and had 30 points in 39 games with the Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA of the BC U18 AAA league in 2019-20. He joins Cougars teammate Alex Ochitwa on this year’s Cents squad.

Dewitt hails from Smithers, BC, but has played the last two seasons in the Okanagan. He spent 2019-20 with the Pursuit of Excellence Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League and put up 14 points in 40 games.

Carr leaves Milwaukee for Switzerland

Forward Daniel Carr (10 goals, 17 assists in 22 games with Powell River in 2009-10) has signed a short-term contract with Lugano in the Swiss League. The deal runs through November 15 with the option of extending it until the end of the calendar year.

Carr, 28, spent most of the 2019-20 season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, where he put up 50 points in 47 games. He also played 11 games in the National Hockey League with Nashville and scored one goal.

The Sherwood Park, Alberta product is a veteran of 111 NHL games between 2015 and this past season.

Former Spruce Kings AP Fillier commits to SFU

Blueliner Kevin Fillier (no points in three games with Prince George in 2016-17) has committed to Simon Fraser University of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.

The 1999-born defenseman spent the last two seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the La Ronge Ice Wolves. He wound up with 28 points in 103 career SJHL games in La Ronge.