Handful of former Caps skating in NCAA tournament

Four players who played some junior hockey locally are in the NCAA Div. 1 championships

Among the 62 B.C. Hockey League alumni playing in the 16-team NCAA men’s hockey tournament are three former Cowichan Valley Capitals and one former Kerry Park Islander.

The NCAA men’s tournament begins this Friday and Saturday with regional semifinals as the teams start the march to the Frozen Four.

The most notable former Capital in the field is forward Ryan Burton, now skating for Union College. Burton spent his entire career BCHL career with the Caps, playing 104 games between 2014 and 2016, and compiling 23 goals, 57 assists and 80 points. The freshman has a goal and five helpers in 26 games with Union so far this season.

Goalie Connor LaCouvee, who played 20 games for the Caps in 2012-13 before moving on to Merritt and Alberni Valley the next season is playing in the NCAA tournament for Boston University. Now in his third year with BU, LaCouvee had a 2.70 goals-against average in five games this season after getting into 19 contests last season.

Defenceman Josh Monk, who had a brief stint with the Caps in 2011-12, is now serving as captain for the West Kelowna Warriors. Monk put up 11 points in 12 games at the start of the 2011-12 campaign before being traded to the Westside Warriors, where be played until the end of the 2012-13 season.

Forward Evan Campbell of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell played for the Kerry Park Islanders in 2010-11, putting up 36 points on 14 goals and 22 assists in 41 games, also getting into one contest with the Caps as an affiliate. He moved to the BCHL with the Coquitlam Express the next season, and was traded to the Langley Rivermen, where he finished his junior career, getting drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 2013.

Just Posted

Caps bounce back to beat Wild after lead fades away

Cowichan takes 2-1 lead over Wenatchee in best-of-seven series

Cowichan Bulldogs host Bighill camp this week, registration for spring football still open

The Cowichan Bulldogs are hosting their annual football camp with Canadian Football… Continue reading

Trailer stolen, items destroyed at property near Skutz Falls

“These people deserve to have the book thrown hard at them.”

Firearm concern prompts police presence near Cowichan Bay

Well being check approached with caution

Caps win game one against Wild

Cowichan draws first blood in Interior semifinal

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Cougar on Island might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Chrysler receives coaching award

Albin & Georgina Falt Memorial plaque honours a long run by the face of Ceevacs

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Most Read