Campos signs with Steelheads

  • Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 p.m.

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Campos is making the jump to the professional ranks after spending two seasons at the University of British Columbia.

The diminutive center has inked a deal withthe Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. The Port Coquitlam native hopes size won’t be an issue in the minor leagues.

Campos is generously listed at five-foot-10 and 185 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped him from excelling at every level he’s played at. Campos lit up the BCHL from 2004-06, tallying 36 goals and 75 assists in 105 junior A games for the Merritt Centennials.

But his size was a hindrance when he tried to break into major junior hockey.

The Everett Silvertips brought him up in 2006-07, but used him sparingly in roles that weren’t particularly suited to his skill-set.

Not until he was waiver-claimed by the Bruins did he establish a foothold in the WHL.

In his one season in Chilliwack (2007-08), Campos enjoyed a break-out with 25 goals and 70 points in 67 games.

He added another three points in four games and used that as a springboard to UBC. After a solid rookie season with the Thunderbirds in 2008-09, Campos became a team leader last year, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists for 21 points in 28 games.

Just Posted

Yarrow Library one of the stops on Cubetto’s grand tour

FVRL’s friendly wooden robot, Cubetto, travels throughout Fraser Valley to teach programming basics

No home for Agassiz Community Garden on school district land

The garden is still homeless after SD78 said no to the society using the McCaffrey School property

Chilliwack PEO: ‘We who are sisters’

International oganization celebrating 150 years of service

Chilliwack students take the lead as mental health advocates

About 100 Chilliwack youth prepped to make a difference during Mental Health Week

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence paddlers make national teams

The CCE athletes battled through four heats at Canadian team trials in Oklahoma.

Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

A celebration? Yes, but organizers say concerns remain about the government’s decisions on legalization rollout

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Building a better learning environment for B.C. students

Minister’s message for Education Week, April 23-27

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

VIDEO: Giants draw first blood in Western Conference championships

In Game 1 of the best-of-seven series between Vancouver and Spokane, the G-Men emerged triumphant

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, multiple people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Rats available for adoption in Vancouver

In a social media post the City of Vancouver says you can adopt a rat for $5.

Most Read