BCHL rivals unite with Saints

Chilliwack Chief grad Josh Hansen and Langley Riverman grad Derek Sutcliffe become NCAA hockey teammates next season.

Graduating Chilliwack Chief Josh Hansen will have company next season at the College of St. Scholastica.

Another BCHL grad, Derek Sutcliffe, will be joining Hansen with the NCAA’s division-three Saints.

Sutcliffe wrapped up his final junior A season with 15 goals and 20 assists in 52 games with the Langley Rivermen.

Derek was a guy that we could put out on the ice in any situation,” said Langley coach Bobby Henderson. “His speed was a constant threat and he had a soft pair of hands that allowed him to score goals. St. Scholastica is a solid program and we believe Derek will flourish in that environment.”

The College of St.Scholastica is located in Duluth, Minnesota.

The hockey program plays in the NCHA conference. They had a record of 13-14-1 last season.