Vees get Ivy League-bound blueliner Marsella
NEWS: The Vees are pleased to announce the commitment of D Jason Marsella ('02) for the 2020/21 season!
Welcome to Penticton, Jason!
— Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) March 16, 2020
The Penticton Vees added a blue chip to their blue line with the addition of 17-year-old Jason Marsella. The defenceman is a prospect for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft who had three goals and 13 assists in 27 high school prep games with Avon Old Farms this season.
Marsella is committed to attend Yale University in September 2021. He was drafted by Chicago in the sixth round, 87th overall in the 2018 USHL Futures Draft. The Halifax Mooseheads also selected him in the 8th round, 142nd overall at the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft.
Chiefs veteran Willits off to Northern Michigan
— Chilliwack Chiefs (@Chiefs_Hockey) March 16, 2020
Chilliwack Chiefs forward Brett Willits secured his post-BCHL future by committing to Northern Michigan University. He is the 18th member of this season’s Chiefs team to commit to an NCAA school.
Willits, who turned 21 on Monday, had 12 goals and 22 assists in 58 games with the Chiefs this past season. He added three goals and three assists in Chilliwack’s first-round playoff series against Surrey.
Warriors add highly touted Princeton commit Cronin
NEWS: The Warriors are excited to announce forward
Jack Cronin ('01) has committed to the team for the 2020/21 season!
Welcome to the Warriors family Jack!
— West Kelowna Warriors (@BCHLWarriors) March 16, 2020
The West Kelowna Warriors secured their second player commitment in as many days with the addition of forward Jack Cronin. Cronin, who played prep hockey with Noble & Greenough School this season, had 22 goals and 14 assists in 27 games.
The 18-year-old was set to attend Princeton University this fall, but will play in the BCHL for the Warriors before heading to the Ivy League school in September 2021.
Centennials cancel spring camp
In the light of recent events, and in the interest of everyone's safety.
The Centennials have cancelled our Spring Camp scheduled for April 3rd to 5th at the NVMA.
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— Merritt Centennials (@BCHLCentennials) March 16, 2020
The Merritt Centennials joined the ranks of many other junior hockey clubs across North America and cancelled their spring camp in the wake of the coronavirus.
Three Stars of the Night Rewind ⏪ (March 17, 2009)
First Star: Victoria forward Evan Pighin had two goals and an assist as Victoria beat Cowichan Valley 6-0 to win the first-round series in seven games.
Second Star: Grizzlies forward Jonathan Milhouse had a goal and two assists in the win.
Third Star: Victoria forward Brian Nugent notched three assists.