Vees forward Lakoduk commits to AIC for 2021-22
NEWS: The Vees are pleased to announce F Darwin Lakoduk ('00) has committed to American International College (@AIC_Hockey) for the 2021/22 season!
— Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) January 20, 2020
Forward Darwin Lakoduk is the 15th member of the Penticton Vees roster to commit to a post-secondary institution to play hockey. Lakoduk is set to attend American International College in Sept. 2021. He has nine goals and 11 assists in 50 games this season split between the Victoria Grizzlies and the Vees, who acquired him on Nov. 12 for forward Vincent Nardone.
Clippers defenceman Visram wins January’s BCHL Community Hero Award
Nanaimo Clippers D Liam Visram has been named the winner of the @ShawInfo BCHL Community Hero Award for the month of January for his his dedication to inspiring kids with diabetes in the Nanaimo community!
— BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) January 21, 2020
Nanaimo Clippers first year defenceman Liam Visram was named the winner of January’s BCHL Community Hero Award. A Type 1 diabetic himself, Visram was recognized for inspiring kids in the Nanaimo area who are also dealing with life with diabetes.
Bucks featured in three part series on Cranbrook radio station
The @CranbrookBucks are the newest franchise in @GoBCHL and are set to begin play in September 2020. This is Part 2 of 3 that takes a deeper look at the team's hockey operations, recruiting, and player experience. #BCHL #Cranbrook https://t.co/ZaQSqhTFnd
— 107.5 2day FM (@10752dayFM) January 22, 2020
The Cranbrook Bucks, who begin play in the BCHL this fall, are being featured by 107.5 2Day FM in Cranbrook. The Bucks are yet to hire a head coach or general manager, but in part 2 of the feature, president Nathan Lieuwen is looking to have those positions filled by the end of the 2019-20 season.
Former Spruce Kings defenceman Manning suspended five games for racial slur
— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) January 21, 2020
Defenceman Brandon Manning (seven goals, 19 assists in 58 games with Prince George in 2007-08) has been suspended for five games by the AHL after using a racial slur toward an opponent in a game on Monday night.
Former Warriors forward Sissons sent to AHL on a conditioning assignment
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) January 21, 2020
The Nashville Predators assigned forward Colton Sissons (six goals, 16 assists in 58 games with West Kelowna in 2009-10) to Milwaukee of the AHL on a conditioning assignment. Sissons is recovering from an undisclosed lower body injury.
Former Surrey defenceman Miley signs in the MHL
We are excited to announce the signing of 2000 born 6’0 195 lbs defensemen Ryan Miley from South Dakota. Last season Ryan suited up for the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL as well as a small stint with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. pic.twitter.com/pS6ZC3kt6z
— x-Summerside Capitals (@SsideCapitals) January 21, 2020
Defenceman Ryan Miley (one goal, four assists in 43 games with Surrey in 2018-19) has signed with the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Junior Hockey League. The 19-year-old hasn’t skated with a registered team so far this season.
Three Stars of the Night
First Star: Alberni Valley forward Mitchell Deelstra scored two goals.
Second Star: Prince George defenceman Nick Bochen tallied a goal and an assist.
Third Star: Coquitlam forward Joshua Wildauer had two goals.
Honourable Mentions: Alberni Valley forward Matt Grouchy posted three assists. Cowichan Valley goaltender Zach Borgiel made 38 saves. Capitals defenceman Tyrell Boucher had a goal and an assist.