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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 »

BCHL – Teams set for Western Canada Cup

  April 20, 2017 Penticton, BC The five team field for the 2017 Western Canada Cup, presented by Sun Life Financial, is set and it may just be the deepest one yet. The five teams competing in WCC are the host Penticton Vees, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champion Brooks Bandits, Read More »

Kamloops Jr. Blazers 2OT and PoE Varsity win KIBIHT

  January 2, 2017 What a finish! The hometown Kamloops Jr. Blazers battled Sherwood Park Flyers to an incredible 6-5 double overtime win on Sunday to take the Bantam Tier 1 championship banner at this year’s KIBIHT. First year bantam, Logan Stankoven scored the OT winner to complete his hat-trick – and also assisted on two of other three goals. Sherwood Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Alaska wins Peewee AAA Gold

  December 30, 2016 North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 couldn’t overcome the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold Friday morning, losing 4-2 to the Northerners, who racked up a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Winterhawks came into the tournament as the #3 team in the PCAHA A1 division with a Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby win AAA Final

  December 30, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs won it all this year, and did it convincing fashion, downing Seattle A1 8-1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite – Delta win Gold

  December 30, 2016 What a finish it was in the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Both semi-final games, and both championship games were decided by a single goal, with Academy teams edging out the top club teams. Top ranked PCAHA Burnaby Winter Club A1 (12-0-0) met # 1 CSSHL Read More »

KIBIHT Tier 1 standings and playoff results

  December 31, 2016   Here are the Tier 1 standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Fourteen teams are competing in the Tier 1 division. Tier 1 Randy Lindros Division After the round robin – top Tier 1 teams: Calgary Royals, Alaska Oilers, Read More »

KIBIHT Tier 2 standings and playoff results

    December 31, 2016 Here are the Tier 2 round robin standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Sixteen teams in the Tier 2 division. Top teams after the round robin: Campbell River Tyees, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Cranbrook Hornets, North Shore Winter Club A2, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set for the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Top ranked PCAHA BWC A1 (12-0-0) will meet # 1 CSSHL Delta Prep Academy (19-1-0) at Kensington Arena at 8:00 am Friday; and Lethbridge will face #4 CSSHL Yale (11-6-0) at BWC, also at 8:00. Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby vs Seattle in Bantam AAA Final

  December 29, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs will face Seattle A1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, 11:30 Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby came into the game ranked third overall in the PCAHA, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – NSWC vs Alaska in Peewee Final

  December 20, 2016 It will be North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 vs the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold 9:30 Friday morning at Bill Copeland Arena. The Winterhawks downed Kamloops 4-0 to advance, while Alaska advanced on a 4-1 decision over BWC A1s. BWC and Kamloops will play Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam AAA semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set in the Bantam AAA division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Host club Burnaby Bulldogs will be meeting PCAHA rivals Seafair in one semi; and Kelowna A1 will face Seattle in the other. Burnaby are ranked third overall in the PCAHA, with a 7-4-2 record, while Seafair are ranked fifth, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Peewee Elite QFs set

  December 28, 2016 The quarterfinals are set for the Peewee Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Six BC teams and two US teams have made the cut. Three teams went 3-0-0 in the round robin- NSWC, Seafair and Alaska. BWC, Kamloops and Kelowna were 2-1-0.   Quarter-final matchups are as follows: NSWC vs San Jose Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite QFs set

  December 29, 2016 Here is an overview of standings and game results from Day 2 and first round of playoffs on Day 3 (Thursday morning) for the Bantam Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic, along with schedules for upcoming games. Quarter-finals set Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1 are the sole PCAHA team in Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic Results – Day 1

  December 27, 2016 Here is an overview of scores from Day 1 of the Pat Quinn Classic, as of 9:30 pm, along with schedules for upcoming games. (A few games are still in progress). Scroll down for Bantam AAA and Peewee Elite divisions. Bantam Elite Dec. 27 Rink Home GF Away GF 12:30 PM Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic set to go, pools, schedules

  December 26, 2016 The second iteration of one of the oldest bantam tournaments in BC is set to get underway, Tuesday, December 27. Formerly known as the Burnaby Bantam Classic, the second annual Pat Quinn Classic is both a tribute to and legacy of the former Vancouver Canucks defenceman, coach, general manager and president, who passed 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 »

120 Bantam hopefuls set for U16 Team BC Tryouts

    April 11, 2016 BC Hockey’s annual U16 team selection process gets underway April 20-24 at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, with 120 graduating bantam players invited to the camp to compete for an opportunity to play on Team BC this fall. Players were invited to the camp based on their performance with Read More »

All even at 1W each in BCHL

  April 3, 2016 The Chilliwack Chiefs joined the Nanaimo Clippers and West Kelowna Warriors in what is now a three-way tie as each team has one of three wins necessary to reach the Fred Page Cup Finals. After a scoreless first period, the visiting Chiefs opened the scoring in the second frame, with Jake Smith Read More »

Warriors Clipped 4-1 (ENs) in Game 2

  April 1, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors fell 4-1 to the Nanaimo Clippers in the second game of the BCHL 3rd round on Thursday night, as a pair of empty netters dotted the final minutes. Connor Sodergren scored the first goal for the Warriors late in the opening period, firing a shot from the Read More »

Warriors open with 5-1 win vs Chiefs in Game 1

    March 30, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors started the BCHL’s Third Round with a road win Tuesday night, knocking off the Chilliwack Chiefs 5-1 at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. After losing captain Kyle Marino to a checking from behind call in the first period, the Warriors rallied around the penalty kill and came out Read More »

It’s the Warriors!

First star Matthew Greenfield stops Vees star Tyson Jost in game 6 series winner. Photos courtesy Greystone Photography. With files from Alex Hoegler March 27, 2016 An opening three goal lead by the hometown West Kelowna Warriors sealed the fate of #1 ranked Penticton Vees last night, as the favorites were eliminated from the BCHL playoffs in Read More »