July 16,2014(ISN) – PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia
Hockey League (BCHL) are pleased to announce that they have acquired 19 year
old forward Taylor Allan and 20 year old defenseman Valik Chichkin from the
Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for 20 year old defenseman Skylar
Pacheco and future considerations.
The 6’0″ 185lb Allan calls Calgary Alberta home and split last season
between The Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL and Cowichan Valley. In 24 games with
Cowichan Valley Allan had 8 goals and 4 assists for 12 points plus 24
The 6’3″ 210lb Chichkin hails from Burnaby, B.C. and split last season
between the Trail Smoke Eaters and Cowichan Valley. In 51 games played
Chichkin had 2 goals and 14 assists for 16 points plus 62 penalty minutes.
“I wanted to add a top 6 forward with skill and grit and a top defenseman
with some size and skill and was able to accomplish both with this move,”
said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “Taylor and Valik will both
play big roles with our hockey club this upcoming season.”
“It’s always difficult to give up a player like Skylar,” continued Hawes.
“Skylar has been with us for three full seasons and very much contributed to
our on ice and off ice successes during his time here. We wish him the best
in Cowichan Valley.”
In a separate transaction the Spruce Kings also traded 18 year old forward
Matt Painchaud to the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey
League in exchange for future considerations. The Spruce Kings thank Matt
for his contributions to last year’s team and wish him the best with La