Two committed defensemen are leaving the BCHL and returning back to the USHL. Garret Suter, who committed to Wisconsin last season while playing for the Green Bay Gamblers, has left the BCHL's Salmon Arm team and is expected to play for the USHL's Waterloo Blackhawks. He was nicked-up for part of this year, and scored only one goal and one assist in his 10 games, while compiling 31 penalty minutes.
Also returning to the USHL is defenseman Erik Felde. Last season, the former US National Development alum played forward for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, but this off-season he elected to play defense for the Chilliwack Chiefs. There, he showcased his rushing skills on the backline, scoring 25 points in 20 games, and earning a scholarship to Alaska-Anchorage. However, he has left Chilliwack and looks to resurface back in the USHL.