League strikes partnership with The Coaches Site
The BCHL and The Coaches Site announce official partnership for 2020-21 season
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) September 10, 2020
The BC Hockey League announced a partnership with The Coaches Site for the 2020-21 season on Thursday. The deal sees The Coaches Site feature content from BCHL coaches throughout the season via its website, social media, and podcast.
“We’re always looking for ways to be progressive and support the development of our players and team personnel,” said BCHL Executive Director Steven Cocker in a media release. “The Coaches Site is an excellent coaching resource and database that gives back to all BCHL coaches, many of whom are already active users.
Aaron Wilbur, who is the founder and CEO of The Coaches Site, was an assistant coach with the Penticton Vees during the 2007-08 season.
Bucks part-owner Cracknell returns to the NHL
The #Oilers have signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 10, 2020
Cranbrook Bucks part-owner Adam Cracknell has signed a one year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
Cracknell, 35, spent the 2019-20 season with Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League and put up 24 points in 52 games.
His partners in the Bucks ownership group include former NHLers Scott Niedermayer and Nathan Lieuwen among others.
Andrusiak re-signs in Idaho
Forward @ZackAndrusiak27 Returns for 2020-21 season. Welcome back, Andy! 🐟
— Idaho Steelheads (@Steelheads) September 10, 2020
Forward Zack Andrusiak (three assists in 23 games with West Kelowna, Salmon Arm, and Vernon from 2013-16) has signed a contract for the 2020-21 season with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.
The 22-year-old from Yorkton, Saskatchewan had 23 points in 51 games as a rookie with the Steelheads in 2019-20.
Hendricks returns to junior B
The Sockeyes are proud to announce the signing of Isiah Hendricks, 2000 born D man from Surrey.
— Richmond Sockeyes (@R_Sockeyes) September 10, 2020
Defenseman Isiah Hendricks (three assists in 47 games with Nanaimo in 2018-19) has signed with the Richmond Sockeyes of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.
The 2000-born blueliner from Surrey didn’t play junior hockey in 2019-20.
Pearce announces retirement from hockey
RETIREMENT:@belfastgiants former C/RW Elgin Pearce 🇨🇦 has officially announced his retirement from his professional career
Pearce played 1 year with the Giants and Stars 1here he put up 39 points in 49 games
This season in 49 games he scored 20 goals, 19 assists and 39 points pic.twitter.com/Myka5FvygK
— EIHL Fan News (@EIHLFanNews) September 10, 2020
Forward Elgin Pearce (five goals, five assists in 40 games with Langley in 2008-09) announced his retirement from hockey on Thursday.
Pearce, 28, signed with Amiens in France last month. The Port Coquitlam, BC product had 39 points in 49 games split between Dundee and Belfast of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the UK this past season.
Three Stars of the Night September 11, 2015
First Star: Wenatchee forward Brendan Harris tallied a goal and two assists in an 5-1 thumping of Prince George.
Second Star: Salmon Arm goaltender Angus Redmond made 33 saves in a 4-2 win against Penticton.
Third Star: Langley forward Ben Butcher scored twice in a 6-3 win over Surrey.
Honourable Mentions: Rhett Willcox tallied a pair of goals for Trail as the Smoke Eaters beat Vernon 5-3. Victoria forward Cole Pickup had two goals in a 3-2 loss to Cowichan Valley. Merritt forward Henry Cleghorn posted a goal and two assists in a 6-4 defeat by West Kelowna.