Kings add a pair of forward recruits
We have a new addition to the Kingdom! From the @stoonblazers Parker LaLonde.
— Powell River Kings (@BCHLKings) September 11, 2021
The Powell River Kings announced a pair of new forward recruits over the past couple of days. First, it was 2004-born forward Parker LaLonde from Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
In four games during the abbreviated 2020-21 season, the product of Aberdeen, SK had two goals and an assist. He notched 33 points in 39 games with the Blazers in 2019-20.
LaLonde was selected by Red Deer in the sixth round of the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft before seeing his rights traded to Swift Current in Nov. 2019.
His grandfather is a Hall of Famer and he is looking to carry on his families legacy in Powell River. Join us in welcoming Maxim Potvin to the Kingdom!
— Powell River Kings (@BCHLKings) September 12, 2021
Potvin, who hails from Sudbury, ON, was with Victory Honda 18U AAA in 2020-21 and posted 19 goals and 37 points in 63 games. He spent the previous two seasons playing in Sweden, first with IF Mölndal Hockey U16, and then with Borås HC J18.
Wild add WMU commit Szydlowski for 2021-22
— Wenatchee Wild (@WenatcheeWild1) September 12, 2021
The Wenatchee Wild announced the commitment of 2002-born forward Garrett Szydlowski for the upcoming BC Hockey League season.
The Detroit, MI native spent the last two seasons with the Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League, tallying 17 goals and 39 points in 99 games.
Szydlowski is committed to playing NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University starting in September 2022.
Rivermen nab Loo for their blueline
The Langley Rivermen are excited to announce the commitment of 2005-born defenseman Matthew Loo for the 2021-22 season.
— Langley Rivermen (@LangleyRivermen) September 12, 2021
2005-born defenseman and Vancouver, BC native Matthew Loo has committed to the Langley Rivermen for the 2021-22 BCHL season.
Loo comes from the Burnaby Winter Club U16 team in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. He posted two goals and eight points in five games during the shortened 2020-21 season.
Bodger, McDonald, and Renyard named part of the Royals staff for 2021-22
NEWS: The Victoria Royals announce their hockey operations staff for the 2021-22 regular season.
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) September 10, 2021
The Victoria Royals of the WHL announced their hockey operations staff for the 2021-22 season, and included are a handful with BCHL ties.
Former Cowichan Valley Capitals assistant coach Doug Bodger of Chemainus, BC is back with the Royals, continuing his role as a coaching consultant for Victoria.
Meanwhile, Coquitlam, BC product Kai McDonald (0-1-0, 7.13 goals-against-average, .797 save percentage in four games with Trail in 2013-14) is the Royals’ new goaltending consultant.
Victoria, BC native Nic Renyard (26-20-0, 2.67 goals-against-average, .912 save percentage, one shutout in 52 games with Cowichan Valley, Langley, Penticton, and Victoria from 2011-14) has joined the Royals as their quality control coach.
Brocklehurst retires to become a cop
— Sportreport_biz (@sportreport_biz) September 11, 2021
36-year-old forward Aaron Brocklehurst (20 goals, 43 assists in 115 games with Alberni Valley, Powell River, and Victoria from 2002-04) has retired to become a police officer.
The Nanaimo, BC product didn’t play anywhere in 2020-21 due to the pandemic but had 34 points in 47 games with the Sheffield Steelers of the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League in 2019-20.
Blumenschein turns pro in Scotland
✍BLUMENSCHEIN IS A FLYER✍
We are delighted to welcome Canadian D-man Kristian Blumenschein for the 2021/22 Elite Ice Hockey League season.
Welcome to Fife Kristian! pic.twitter.com/PZDddliILa
— Fife Flyers (@FifeFlyers) September 11, 2021
Defenseman Kristian Blumenschein (15 goals, 48 assists in 93 games with West Kelowna from 2014-16) has signed with the EIHL’s Fife Flyers for 2021-22.
The 24-year-old from Kelowna, BC was idle in 2020-21 after spending the previous four seasons playing at Colorado College. He finished with 33 points in 124 career NCAA games.