Vees face positive COVID-19 case
The league announced today that one player from the Penticton Vees has tested positive for COVID-19.
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) November 28, 2020
The BC Hockey League announced on Saturday that a player on the Penticton Vees has COVID-19. According to the league, all Vees players are now in a 14-day quarantine and will undergo a test for the virus.
In addition, any billets and team staff who were in contact with the player will also have to take a COVID-19 test.
The Vees’ last game was on November 14 at home against Vernon. The BCHL was set to start its 2020-21 regular season this week but pushed the date back after travel restrictions were extended by the Provincial Health Officer.
Tverberg to join UConn in the new year
Breaking: UConn men's hockey will add top 2021 signee Ryan Tverberg after the Christmas break, I'm told.
Because the BCHL isn't playing and everyone gets an extra year of eligibility this season, the staff wants him to come in and get acclimated to the program.
— Daniel Connolly (@DanielVConnolly) November 30, 2020
2002-born Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ryan Tverberg is off to the University of Connecticut before even playing a BCHL regular season game.
According to Daniel Connolly of The UConn Blog, the Huskies decided to bring the Toronto Maple Leafs 2020 seventh-rounder to campus because the start of the BCHL season is delayed.
Tverberg was acquired by the Bulldogs from the Toronto Junior Canadiens of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in October. He had a goal and three assists in seven games with Alberni Valley during the extended training camp.
Eagles unveil all star challenge
The Eagles are excited to announce our 2020 All Star Challenge! #SoarWithUs
— Surrey Eagles (@SurreyEagles) November 30, 2020
The Surrey Eagles announced the details of an all star challenge event set for this Friday at the South Surrey Arena.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Eagles are unable to play games against any other teams, but they’ve come up with a number of competitions that will air on HockeyTV.
Mackin joins ECHL’s Allen Americans
🚨TRAINING CAMP ROSTER UPDATE🚨
Americans add key pieces to the training camp roster!!
— Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans) November 30, 2020
Forward Corey Mackin (74 goals, 80 assists in 115 games with Coquitlam from 2013-15) has signed a free agent contract with the Allen Americans of the ECHL for the 2020-21 season.
Mackin, 25, played 58 games in the ECHL as a rookie in 2019-20 and scored 46 points for the Reading Royals.
The Ferris State University grad became a free agent when the Royals opted to take this season off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LaCouvee signs in Slovakia
Former Laval Rocket goaltender Connor LaCouvee signs with Trencin in the Slovak Extraliga.
Great little town that I visited many times. pic.twitter.com/RGIcLcCAmw
— Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) November 30, 2020
Goaltender Connor LaCouvee (27-30, 3.09 GAA, .913 SV%, 4 SO in 62 games with Cowichan Valley, Merritt, and Alberni Valley from 2012-14) signed with HK Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian League for 2020-21.
The 26-year-old from Qualicum Beach, BC was 20-13-3 with a 2.75 GAA, a .915 SV%, and three shutouts in 36 games with the Maine Mariners of the ECHL in 2019-20. It was his sophomore pro season.
McCoy commits to Brown
Proud to announce my committment to play Division 1 hockey at Brown University. It’s been a long road, I couldn’t be more thankful for my family, coaches, teammates, and friends who stuck by me through it all! #gobears pic.twitter.com/pporGSbI5q
— Hunter McCoy (@H_McCoy16) November 30, 2020
Forward Hunter McCoy (12 goals, 12 assists in 55 games with Powell River and Langley in 2019-20) has committed to Brown University for September 2021.
The 2000-born product of Newburyport, Massachusettes has 12 points in 12 games this season with the Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League.