Clippers Pick Up Coghlan and Send Green to Express, Capitals Move Milligan, Chiefs Add USHL Goaltender, 12 BCHL Players Named to CJHL Prospects Game:

The BCHL trade deadline arrives Saturday evening at 6 o’clock for transfers with other leagues, 8 o’clock for transfers among BCHL teams, and midnight for rosters to be set.

The Nanaimo Clippers made a change on their blueline on Thursday, acquiring the junior A rights to 19-year-old defenseman Ryan Coghlan from Cowichan for future considerations. The move coincided with Coghlan leaving the Saskatoon Blades to return to the BCHL.

The Nanaimo native was set to join Cowichan back in September after being released by Prince Albert, but before he played a game with the Capitals, Coghlan was grabbed by Saskatoon in exchange for a WHL Bantam Draft pick. He had four points (two goals, two assists) in 22 games with the Blades this season and no points in two games with the Raiders. Coghlan played a full season in the BCHL with Cowichan in 2012-13, posting five points (two goals, three assists) in 47 games.

Acquiring Coghlan put Nanaimo over in terms of roster numbers, so GM and Head Coach Mike Vandekamp moved 19-year-old defenseman Taylor Green to Coquitlam for future considerations.

Green joined the Clippers in mid-December and put up one assist in seven games. He played ten games in the WHL this season, four with Brandon and six with Moose Jaw, putting up a goal and two assists, before leaving the Warriors in early October. After a brief time-out from hockey, he signed with Nanaimo.

Now Green experiences a homecoming of sorts in joining the Express as he’s from Port Coquitlam. It’s the first time Green’s played close to home since he was a member of the BC Major Midget League’s Vancouver NE Chiefs in 2010-11.

Nanaimo and Coquitlam sit at the BCHL roster limit of 22 after today’s moves.

Cowichan is one player under the roster limit after moving 18-year-old forward Keegan Milligan to Melville of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Milligan, who’s from Emerald Park, SK, had three assists in 33 games as a rookie with the Capitals this season. He was recruited from the Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA team after putting up 104 points (45 goals, 59 assists) in three seasons in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League.

According to his Twitter account, 20-year-old goaltender David Jacobson left the United States Hockey League’s Bloomington Thunder to join the Chilliwack Chiefs. On Thursday afternoon, the Calabasas, California product tweeted this:
// is a veteran of 63 USHL games and he has 6-8-2 record, a 3.07 goals-against-average and an .890 save percentage in 19 games with the Thunder this year. 
There’s no official release from the Chiefs as of yet, but no doubt this move will mean something’s gotta give with incumbents Aidan Pelino and David Poirier.


Here’s a list of trades since the December 1st roster deadline:

08-Jan-15: Nanaimo trades D Taylor Green (95) to Coquitlam for future considerations

08-Jan-15: Cowichan trades F Keegan Milligan (96) to Melville for future considerations

08-Jan-15: Nanaimo acquires D Ryan Coghlan (95) from Cowichan for future considerations

07-Jan-15: Merritt acquires F Zak Bowles (95) from Alberni Valley for F Luke Bertolucci (95) and future considerations

07-Jan-15: Cowichan acquires D Connor Russell (96) from Penticton for future considerations

02-Jan-15: West Kelowna acquires D Braeden Jones (94) from Grande Prairie for future considerations

01-Jan-15: West Kelowna trades F Michael Buonincontri (94) and D Greydon Robinson (96) to Prince George for D Tyler Kunz (94)

01-Jan-15: Salmon Arm trades D Cole McCaskill (96) to Prince George for future considerations

16-Dec-14: Powell River trades D Jordan Burns (95) to Salmon Arm for future considerations

11-Dec-14: Alberni Valley trades D Jeff Rose (96) and future considerations to Drayton Valley for F Eric Therrien (94)

11-Dec-14: Trail trades D Sheldon Hubbard (95) to Grande Prairie for future considerations

02-Dec-14: Trail trades D Viktor Dombrovskiy (96) to Prince George for D Stephen Penner (95) and F Cooper Leitch (96)

02-Dec-14: Prince George trades D Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations to Lloydminster for D Tyler Kunz (94)

01-Dec-14: Vernon trades F Branden Wagner (96) to Salmon Arm for future considerations

Trades Made: 14
Trades Made Within BCHL: 9

Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 5
Players: 21
Future Considerations: 12

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the rosters for its annual Prospects Game, which is in Oakville, ON this year. A total of 12 BCHL players are featured on Team West for the game. Players are selected with consultation from the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Team West also includes 5 players from the AJHL, two from the MJHL and one from the SJHL.

Team West features Langley goaltender Bo Didur and forward Marcus Vela, Powell River defenseman Carmine Buono and netminder Stefan Wornig, Penticton forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage, along with Vees defensemen Gabe Bast and Jarrod Hilderman, Merritt forward Brandon Duhaime, Chilliwack defenseman Vincent Desharnais and forward Jordan Kawaguchi, Prince George forward Brogan O’Brien, and Cowichan forward Darien Craighead.

The game goes on Tuesday, January 20.

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