The Cowichan Capitals made a handful of moves on Thursday afternoon before their first interior road trip of the season. Via trade, Cowichan moved 2000 born forward Josh Kagan to the Merritt Centennials. New to the team are forwards Primo Self (2001) and Matt Crasa (2001) , who both come out of the United States.
They both spent last season playing for the Selects U18 team in the United States Premier Hockey League. Crasa finished 2nd on the team in scoring with 33 goals and 57 assists for 90 points in 67 games, while Self was 3rd with 36 goals and 50 assists for 86 points. They both have commitments for once they graduate from junior hockey as well. Self has a commitment for the University of Miami Ohio, where as Crasa is commitment to Sacred Heart University. Both forwards have joined the Capitals for the road trip, Self will wear #9, while Crasa will wear #24.
Kagan had 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 7 games, after playing last year in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The Capitals thank Josh for his work in a Cowichan sweater, and wish him the best with his new team.
The Capitals will play their next 6 games on the road beginning with an Interior Division road trip at Salmon Arm on Friday, in Vernon Saturday and in Surrey on Sunday. Then the BCHL will host it’s annual showcase in Chilliwack and Penticton, the Capitals will play both of their games in Chilliwack, as they’ll face Langley and Surrey at the Chilliwack Coliseum. One final road game will be back on the Island and in Alberni Valley on October 5th before the Caps next home game October 11th against Trail.
If you can’t make it to the game, every Capitals game home and away is broadcast live on 89.7 Juice FM on the FM dial, or you can listen live online on mycowichanvalleynow.com, or watch live on Hockey TV pay-per-view.