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BCHL – Sunday Recaps – Trail and Vernon jump ahead

  November 5, 2017 Interior division Trail Smoke Eaters and Vernon Vipers are starting to separate themselves from the pack, at the top of the British Columbia Hockey League, with 33 and 31 points respectively. Both teams have just 4 losses in 21 starts, though Vernon have three ties in the mix and are two Read More »

Danton Heinen notches first two NHL goals

  October 27, 2017 Just four seasons removed from being the captain of the Surrey Eagles, Danton Heinen now has two NHL goals under his belt and has been one of the most productive forwards on the Boston Bruins. The Langley native got his first NHL goal Thursday night and added another later as he Read More »

Stapley BCHL Player of the Week

  October 30, 2017 Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29, the league announced Monday. Stapley scored four goals in Vernon’s two home wins over the weekend. On Friday, he scored a first period power play goal to give the Vipers a Read More »

T. Crozier commits to Brown

  October 29, 2017 Though the season is still relatively new, it’s already been full of highlights for Tristan Crozier and he can add another to the list as he’s committed to an NCAA Div. I program for next season. Already having welcomed his younger brother Max to the Nanaimo Clippers this season, scoring an Read More »

BCHL – Sunday Recaps – lots of parity so far

  October 29, 2017   With 12 of the BCHL’s 17 teams within six points of each other, the current season is shaping up to be a real battle among equals for top billing. Here’s a recap of Sunday games, scroll down to see current standings.   Nanaimo 4 – Powell River 0 Taz Burman Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps – Standings, Leaders

  October 23, 2017 Recaps of games played Saturday, October 22. Scroll down for current standings.   Surrey 5 – Vernon 4 Ryan Brushett scored a hat trick for the Surrey Eagles, including the equalizing and winning goals in the third period, to lead his team to a 5-4 road win over his former club Read More »

BCHL – Wild down Vees 4-2

    October 22, 2017   Wenatchee, WA: The Penticton Vees (9-2-0-1) held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes Saturday night, but the Wenatchee Wild (9-5-1-0) scored three unanswered goals en route to the 4-2 win. Adam Scheel made is best save of the night in the opening few minutes of the first period. After Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps

  October 21, 2017 Penticton 4 – Merritt 1 Held scoreless and trailing by a goal through 40 minutes, the Penticton Vees exploded for four goals in the third period to earn a 4-1 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Neither team scored in the first and Merritt’s Bradley Cocca put the Cents ahead with Read More »

Pharaon commits to Princeton Tigers

  BULLDOGS’ ROOKIE BLUELINER EARNS IVY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITY WITH TIGERS October 13, 2017 Port Alberni, BC – 18-year old Alberni Bulldogs defenceman Sami Pharaon has committed to attend Princeton University and suit up for the NCAA Division I Tigers for the 2018/19 season. Pharaon is enjoying a successful rookie season in Port Alberni after signing Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps

  October 14, 2017 Merritt 3 – Wentachee 2 Jacob Berger made 45 saves, including 17 of 18 in the third period, allowing the Merritt Centennials to take a 3-2 win in Wenatchee over the Wild. Alex Bourhas opened the scoring for the Cents in the first and when Sam Morton tied it for Wenatchee Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps – Lots of OT and 1G games!

  October 14, 2017 Penticton 3 – Merritt 2 OT After a pair of late goals by Jonny Tychonick to set the stage for overtime, Grant Cruikshank scored the winner in the extra session for 3-2 Penticton Vees win over the host Merritt Centennials. There was no scoring in the first and Merritt’s Colten Gerlib Read More »

NHL Central Scouting lists 5 BCHL players

    October 5, 2017 NHL Central Scouting this week unveiled its list of players to watch as the 2018 NHL Entry Draft approaches. Of the 15 Canadian Junior Hockey League players included in the list, five are from the BCHL. Wenatchee defenceman Slava Demin, Penticton defenceman Jonny Tychonick, Langley forward Brendan Budy, Chilliwack defenceman Read More »

BCHL main camps getting underway

  August 21, 2017 Main training camps for all 17 BCHL clubs opened today, with exhibition games starting Wednesday. Returning players and hopefuls have reported to their respective communities and will begin competition for the last few spots available on the rosters. All on-ice training camp activities are open to the public and fans are Read More »

BCHL – 17 alumni turning pro

  May 4, 2017 Again this season, with the NCAA schedule complete and NHL teams filling their rosters with young talent, there are several BCHL graduates who have been signed and have joined the pro ranks. Of the players signing, only Tyson Jost has made his NHL debut so far. Most are headed for the American Read More »

60 Team Canada West Jr. A invitees: by age

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. A total of 60 players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. By birth year, the invitees look like this: 1997s – 20 (19 year olds) 1998s – 30 1999s Read More »

25 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West camps

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. Sixty players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. Sixteen forwards, seven defencemen, and two goalies from the BCHL will be trying out for their chance to play for Read More »

Gould named WCHA rookie of the Week

    November 16, 2016 Following his older brother’s footsteps at Michigan Tech, Gavin Gould has wasted little time making his own mark. Gould was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rookie of the week after posting two goals and a helper in the Huskies’ two-game sweep of rival Lake Superior State. His older Read More »

Clips end Vees streak

    October 16,2016 Courtesy Penticton Vees As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The Penticton Vees nine game win streak was snapped by the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday, in a 3-0 shutout loss at the SOEC. It was the Vees’ first loss in nearly a month, as their only other Read More »

BCHL this week, standings, leaders

  October 16, 2016 Here are the standings after this weekend’s BCHL games, along with current points leaders. The majority of teams have now played between 12 and 14 games, which means they’re at the quarter way point of the 58 game regular season schedule already. It’s still super tight on the Island, with four of Read More »

BCHL this week, standings, leaders

  October 11, 2016 Here are the recaps from games this past weekend’s BCHL games, along with current standings and points leaders. It’s still early and reasonably tight at the top of all three divisions, but clear signs of separation are starting to appear between the top contenders and the rest of the field.     Read More »

BCHL Showcase gets underway Sept. 21

  Sept. 20, 2016 The fifth Bauer BCHL Showcase begins Wednesday night at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack as the host Chiefs take on the defending RBC Cup champion West Kelowna Warriors. If you are new to the Showcase, it’s an event that brings all 17 BCHL clubs to one arena for four-plus days of hockey Read More »

BCHL open camps, ex-games, billet call

August 18, 2016 The offseason is officially over. BCHL training camps open Monday all over the province with several exhibition games scheduled for later in the week (see below). A number of the ex-games will be available on FASTHockey pay-per-view. To create your own account – CLICK HERE. The league is also reaching out to families in BCHL communities to Read More »

BCHL Standings, Stats & Leaders Update

December 27, 2015 Due to the Christmas break, there wasn’t too much action around the BCHL this week, with just a couple of games played. Play resumes on Wednesday with four games as teams play out the final third of the season and push for playoffs. Standings Interior Division The only change in the standings Read More »

BCHL Standings, Stats & Leaders Update

Standings Interior Division One change in the Interior Division standings from last week, as the Trail Smoke-Eaters move above the Merritt Centennials at the bottom of the standings. Both teams have 18 points, trailing fourth place Vernon by 5 pts, but the Smoke-Eaters have four games in hand. The Centennials have been in a downward Read More »

13th Seafair Icebreaker – Finals underway

    The 13th Annual Seafair Sandman Hotel Icebreaker got underway Friday, October 10, with 55 teams competing in Tier 1 and Tier 2 divisions from the Atom through Midget. Semi-finalists and finalists are set. Here are the results for each division, along with some early playoff round scores to mid-Sunday.   Atom Division:   Finals set: Read More »

13th Seafair Icebreaker – Finals underway

    The 13th Annual Seafair Sandman Hotel Icebreaker got underway Friday, October 10, with 55 teams competing in Tier 1 and Tier 2 divisions from the Atom through Midget. Semi-finalists and finalists are set. Here are the results for each division, along with some early playoff round scores to mid-Sunday.   Atom Division:   Finals set: Read More »

BCHL Playoff Report – after 4, Vipers first through

    With files from BCHL Media The BCHL playoffs got underway March 3, with the top four teams from each of the league’s three divisions meeting in the first round. Here’s how things stand after four games in the best of seven series. Merritt Centennials are first out, eliminated by the Vernon Vipers in four games.   Read More »

BCHL Playoff Report – Two teams face elimination in game 4

    With files from BCHL Media The BCHL playoffs got underway March 3, with the top four teams from each of the league’s three divisions meeting in the first round. Here’s how things went in Friday’s games, and current standings. Two teams, Merritt and Alberni Valley, are facing elimination Saturday night.   Interior Division, #1 vs #4: Penticton Read More »

BCHL Playoff Report – Fred Page Cup gets started

    With files from BCHL Media The BCHL playoffs got underway March 3, with the top four teams from each of the league’s three divisions meeting in the first round.   Interior Division, #1 vs #4: Penticton Vees 3 West Kelowna 4  (OT2) Jason Cotton’s reputation as a clutch scorer only grew Tuesday night in Game Read More »