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Cowichan Valley Capitals: Graduating players and eligible returnees

After a year where the Cowichan Valley Capitals finished one point out of first place in the Island Division, there is a very solid base of players to build on heading into the 2020-21 season.

The biggest change for the Caps is the departure of general manager and head coach Mike Vandekamp to Grande Prairie of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. However, the loss of Dimitri Mikrogiannakis on the blueline and Zach Borgiel in goal present big holes to fill for whoever takes over from Vandekamp.

The Capitals have two of their top three scorers eligible to come back next season, including Luc Wilson, who led the team with 19 goals and 34 assists in 55 games. 25-goal man Matthew Crasa is also able to return to Cowichan Valley in 2020-21.

The depth chart is based on coaches going with a 23-man roster of 13 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.

Graduating Players

Dimitri Mikrogiannakis (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Tyrell Boucher (University of Alaska-Anchorage)
Olivier Gauthier (University of Alaska-Anchorage)
Zach Borgiel (Merrimack College)
Cruz Cote (Red Deer College)
Brady Lynn (aged out)
Tanner Sidaway (aged out)

Eligible Returnees

(* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 13 forwards and eight defencemen)

Forwards
Dan McIntyre (00)
Will Arquiett (00)
Primo Self (01)
John Lundy (01)
Luc Wilson (01)
Cole Broadhurst (01)
Matthew Crasa (01)
Zach Brooks (01)
David Wang (03)
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*
*
*

Defencemen
Austin Chorney (00)
Clark Webster (00)
Nolan Barrett (00)
Cullen Ferguson (01)
Johnny Howie (01)
*
*
*

Goaltenders
Ben Howard (00)
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