BCHL Today: Clippers add WHL veteran, Cents bring in a forward with NHL bloodlines, Smokies make a three-way trade, and more


Clippers sign WHL veteran Anderson

The Nanaimo Clippers announced on Monday the signing of 2000-born forward Baxter Anderson for the upcoming BC Hockey League season.

Anderson, who’s from Burnaby, BC, is a veteran of 166 Western Hockey League games with the Medicine Hat Tigers over the last three seasons. He also played six games as an affiliate for the Tigers in 2015-16.

During his WHL career, Anderson put up 13 goals and 14 assists.

Cents add NHL bloodlines with the signing of Sydor

The Merritt Centennials have signed 2003-born forward Dylan Sydor for the 2020-21 season.

The Kamloopsian had 17 goals and 20 assists with the Thompson Blazers U18 AAA of the BC U18 League in 2019-20. He is the son of two time Stanley Cup champion Darryl Sydor.

Sydor also skated in one game as an affiliate player with the West Kelowna Warriors this past season but didn’t score any points.

Smoke Eaters make two trades to reacquire Hendry

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced a pair of trades on Monday which sees 2002-born defenseman Jordan Hendry return to the Kootenays.

First, the Smokies moved 2000-born forward Max Kryski and future considerations to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Notre Dame Hounds for 2000-born forward Ty Mosimann. They then flipped Mosimann to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for Hendry and future considerations.

Hendry, a Surrey product, started the 2019-20 season in Trail and had two assists in 16 games. He was then traded to Powell River for eight games before moving on to the Eagles. The 17-year-old ended off with one assist in ten games with Surrey.

Kryski had 26 points in 2019-20 with the Smoke Eaters but won’t report to the Hounds. Instead, the Kelowna, BC product is taking a time-out from hockey to attend the University of British Columbia.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ September 7, 2007

First Star: Powell River forward Kyle Bodie posted two goals and two assists in a 5-4 OT loss to Cowichan Valley.

Second Star: Quesnel forward John Williams had a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win against the Merritt Centennials.

Third Star: Surrey forward Scott Knowles notched a goal and two assists as the Eagles knocked off the Langley Chiefs 5-2.

Honourable Mentions: Capitals forward Brooks Robinson had a pair of goals in the overtime win against the Kings. Vernon goaltender Bryce Christianson made 35 saves in a 3-2 win over Trail. Salmon Arm blueliner Hank Van Boxmeer scored a goal and an assist in a 4-0 shutout of Prince George. Vees forward Michael Guzzo potted the game-winner as Penticton beat Westside 5-3.