BCHL Today: Spruce Kings and Express make trades, Clippers netminder Naylor nabs BCHL award, Warriors continue to miss Harrison, and more

Spruce Kings and Bandits swap forwards

The Prince George Spruce Kings swapped 18-year-old forwards with the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL on Thursday. PG sent Ryan McAllister to Brooks in exchange for Mason Reeves. McAllister, a Western Michigan University commit, had 5 goals and 9 assists in 37 games with the Spruce Kings this season. Reeves posted 1 goal and 7 assists in 27 games with the Bandits so far in 2019-20.

Express trade defenceman Gill to Weyburn for futures

The Coquitlam Express have moved defenceman Kabir Gill to the Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Gill, 19, has 1 goal and 6 assists in 47 games with the Express since debuting with the team in Sept. 2018.

Clippers goaltender Naylor named BCHL Player of the Month for December

The BCHL announced on Thursday that Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor is the league’s player of the month for Dec. 2019. Naylor went 4-4 during the month with a 1.83 goals against average, a .940 save percentage and two shutouts.

Warriors extend IR status of defenceman Harrison

The West Kelowna Warriors will be without defenceman Jake Harrison for at least six more games. Harrison, who hasn’t played since Sept. 6, had his injured reserve status extended by 15 days on Thursday. The 20-year-old is now eligible to return to the Warriors line-up on Jan. 18 at home against Cowichan Valley.

Chiefs coach Maloney to lead West at CJHL Prospects Game

Chilliwack Chiefs head coach Brian Maloney has been selected to lead West at the CJHL Prospects Game on Jan. 14 in Hamilton, ON. Maloney has the Chiefs second in the Mainland Division at 18-11-5-4, seventh in the BCHL in goals for and fifth in goals against. It’s his first time coaching at the CJHL Prospects Game.

Tkac’s run at World Juniors ends with loss to Canada

Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac and Slovakia were eliminated from the World Junior Hockey Championship on Thursday after a 6-1 loss to Canada. Tkac finished the tournament tied for fourth in scoring on Slovakia with a goal and an assist in four games.

Former Vees defenceman Reilly traded from Montreal to Ottawa

Defenceman Mike Reilly (24 goals, 59 assists in 51 games with Penticton in 2011-12) was traded on Thursday from the Montreal Canadiens to the Ottawa Senators for a 2021 fifth round draft pick and forward Andrew Sturtz. Reilly, 26, has 4 assists in 14 games with the Habs this season.

BCHL veteran forward Hadley signs with junior B Westshore

Forward Lach Hadley (7 goals, 9 assists in 104 games with Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Penticton from 2017-19) has signed with the Westshore Wolves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The 19-year-old had 2 goals and 5 assists in 14 games with Portage of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League this season after starting the year with 1 goal in five games with Penticton.

Former Cowichan Valley/Trail forward Jacklin leaves EIHL team

Scott Jacklin (65 goals, 129 assists in 209 games with Cowichan Valley and Trail from 2006-11) left the Glasgow Clan of the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League to return home for personal reasons. Jacklin had 1 goal and 2 assists with the Clan since joining the club in late November.

BCHL Trade Tracker (since Dec. 1)

Trades Made: 6
Trades Made Within BCHL: 3
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 3
Players: 9
Future Considerations: 4

Forwards: 6
Defencemen: 3
Goaltenders: 0

1999-born: 0
2000-born: 6
2001-born: 3
2002-born: 0
2003-born: 0