January 10th is the one day that some Junior hockey players dread when it approaches, but when it’s over some wonder why they were moved, while others are happy not to be moved.
It’s a time of the season that some welcome while others have reservations on what their future holds as they advance their career.
Locally the lower mainland has two main leagues one being the Junior A BCHL having 18 teams in the Interior and Coastal conferences which involves travel throughout the province.
The other league operates solely out of the lower mainland is called the PJHL consisting of 13 teams playing a 48 game schedule with travel from North Vancouver to Chilliwack.
Transactions in both leagues posted below.
The Langley Trappers have acquired the playing rights to Ryden Mathieson (F) from the Port Moody Panthers in exchange for future considerations
Mission City acquired Rowan Zapisocki (F) from Lake Cowichan of the VIJHL for future consideration.
Port Moody acquired Callum Tung (G) from North Van Wolf Pack for future considerations.
White Rock acquired Ty Fletcher (D) from Delta Ice Hawks for future considerations.
Chilliwack Jets acquired Connor Nicolay (F) from Summerland Steam of the KIJHL for future considerations.
Port Moody transferred playing rights of Derek Leroux (F) to the Ridge Meadows Flames for future considerations.
Port Moody transferred the playing rights of Daniel Dallapace (D) to the North Van Wolf Pack for future considerations.
BCHL trades January 10th
Vernon Vipers transferred Gavin Schmidt (F) to the Calgary Canuck in the AJHL for futures
Coquitlam acquired Blake Setter (F) from the Calgary Canucks in the AJHL for futures
Trail Smoke Eaters acquired Max Potvin (F) from the Powell River Kings in exchange for the playing rights to Remy Spooner (F) and future considerations.
Coquitlam transferred William Yee (D) to the Grande Prairie Storm of the AJHL for future considerations.
Prince George Spruce Kings transferred Liam Hunks (D) to the Notre Dame Hounds for future considerations.
Prince George Spruce Kings acquired Hunter Price (F) from Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL for future considerations.
Cowichan Valley transferred Luke Strickland (F) to the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL for future considerations.
Vernon Vipers acquired Walker Erickson (F) from the Merritt Centennials in exchange for future considerations.
Salmon Arm acquired Tristan Allen (D) from the Merritt Centennials in exchange for Aidan Lindblad (F) and future considerations.
Cowichan Valley Capitals acquired Ethan DeKay (F), Ethan O’Halloran (D) and Quinn Disher (F) from the Brooks BAndits of the AJHL in exchange for the playing rights to (F) Davide Patella.
West Kelowna Warriors acquired playing rights to Landen Hilditch (D) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations.
Aside from the above trades the one that caught the attention of many was the one that involves the Windsor Spitfires Acquiring Shane Wright (F) plus a pick in exchange for Ethan Miedema, Gavin McCarthy and 7 draft selections which include 2 conditional picks.
Here’s hoping that all the selections work out for not only the teams, but mostly all players involved.
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