Backs forward Wolford wins BCHL Community Hero Award
Salmon Arm's Coalson Wolford has been named the @ShawInfo BCHL Community Hero Award winner for February for his outstanding work in the community, specifically the connections he's made with local minor hockey players!
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) February 20, 2020
Salmon Arm forward Coalson Wolford is the February recipient of the BCHL Community Hero Award. The 18-year-old is recognized for his work in local schools reading to kids, volunteering with minor hockey teams in Salmon Arm and taking time to acknowledge young fans at Silverbacks games.
Chiefs recruit Miami University commit Draper for 2020-21
— Chilliwack Chiefs (@Chiefs_Hockey) February 20, 2020
The Chilliwack Chiefs signed forward Kienan Draper for the 2020-21 season. The 18-year-old comes from St. Andrew’s College where he’s posted three goals and three assists in ten games this season. Draper, who’s dad Kris is a veteran of 1,157 NHL games, is committed to Miami University (Ohio) for the 2021-22 season.
Former Smokies captain Lucchini traded from Pittsburgh to Montreal
The Canadiens have acquired Joseph Blandisi and Jacob Lucchini from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Riley Barber and Phil Varone. Both players will report to Laval. #GoHabsGo https://t.co/spaffrRxg7
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 20, 2020
Forward Jake Lucchini (48 goals, 69 assists in 168 games with Trail from 2012-15) had his NHL rights traded on Thursday. Lucchini and forward Joe Blandisi were sent from Pittsburgh to Montreal for forwards Riley Barber and Phil Varone.
Lucchini, who’s in his first full pro season after a four year college career at Michigan Tech, has seven goals and eight assists in 53 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL this season. After the trade, the Canadiens assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Laval, Quebec.
Former Vees forward Zerter-Gossage’s AHL rights traded
The #LVPhantoms have acquired goaltender Tom McCollum and forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage from the @WolfPackAHL in exchange for future considerations. Both players have been assigned to the @ReadingRoyals. https://t.co/zXExO7DfVe
— LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) February 20, 2020
Forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage (18 goals, 28 assists in 57 games with Penticton in 2014-15) and goaltender Tom McCollum were traded in the AHL on Thursday from Hartford to Lehigh Valley for future considerations. The Phantoms have assigned Zerter-Gossage to the ECHL’s Reading Royals.
The 24-year-old had two goals and one assist in 25 games with Hartford this season. He also added a goal and five assists in 13 games with the Maine Mariners of the ECHL.
If the playoffs started today…
(1) Coquitlam vs. (4) Langley
(2) Surrey vs. (3) Chilliwack
(1) Cowichan Valley vs. (4) Alberni Valley
(2) Nanaimo vs. (3) Powell River
(1) Penticton vs. (6) West Kelowna
(2) Trail vs. (WC2) Prince George
(3) Wenatchee vs. (WC1) Victoria
(4) Vernon vs. (5) Salmon Arm