Utility Man Anderson Adds Grit and Character

With a much smaller offence overall heading into the 2014-2015 BCHL season, the Rivermen compensated for that somewhat with the acquisition of veteran junior forward Hunter Anderson. At 6’4″ and 212 pounds, the Savage, Minnesota native adds plenty of size to the Riv’s forward unit, but that’s not all.  A gritty, two-way forward, Anderson is…

Ustaski Reflects on NHL Draft

A day after his dream of being drafted in the NHL came true, it may still not have completely sunk in for Matt Ustaski. The 6’6″ 225 pound centreman was chosen in the seventh round, 192nd overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets.  A number of teams were keenly interested in Ustaski’s…

Opening Day Announced

We’re just under three months away now from the beginning of another BCHL season and a signal we’re inching closer came today as the league released the schedule for the regular season opening showcase weekend in Chilliwack. The third annual showcase will get underway September 19th with games continuing all day Saturday and Sunday the…

Martin Completes Solid Goaltending Duo

After the departure of both Brock Crossthwaite (Nebraska-Omaha) and Lyndon Stanwood (Lake Forest College), the Rivermen had a couple big holes to fill between the pipes heading into the 2014-2015 BCHL season.  Two weeks ago one of those needs was answered with the acquisition of 20 year-old veteran Tyrell King from the SJHL’s Kindersley Klippers.…

Williams a Big Local Addition

Delta native Cole Williams is a big get for the Rivermen and looks to become a solid piece on the team’s back-end for the next couple years. At 5’10” and 160 pounds, the 17 year-old combines a unique skillset of both defensive awareness and smarts along with offensive ability.  He describes himself as a responsible…

Getting Closer

Yes it sure may seem as if the BCHL season just ended.  Afterall the RBC Cup was handed out in Vernon just a few weeks ago.  But the BCHL’s Annual General Meeting just wrapped up on Saturday with the wheels for the 2014-2015 season already well in motion. We can’t expect to see too much…

King Adds Big Piece to Rivermen Roster

A significant trade kicked off the summertime signing season for the Rivermen yesterday as a three-way deal saw Langley transfer 18 year-old defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy to the Trail Smoke Eaters who in turn sent 19-year old blue liner Joel Webb to the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL.  Completing the deal has the Rivermen receiving 20-year old goaltender…