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BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – game recaps

  September 21, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase got underway yesterday. All BCHL teams are facing off in Chilliwack during the event, giving scouts and local Lower Mainland fans an opportunity to see all teams over four days of action. Here are game results so through mid-day of Day 2. Langley Rivermen – 4 Merritt Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – 17 games over 4 days

  September 20, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase is underway again this year, as all BCHL teams compete in one venue, before hundreds of pro and college scouts, over a four day span. This year’s event will once again take place in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre beginning Wednesday September 2oth. The hometown Chilliwack Chiefs will Read More »

BCHL weekend recap

  September 17, 2017 Here are summaries of BCHL game action over the weekend, along with league standings (scroll to end) to date. Most teams have played three or four games so far, though defending champion Penticton Vees have only played two. Powell River, Vernon and Prince George have opened the early divisional leads.   Read More »

WHL pre-season underway

  September 9, 2017 By Robert Murray A nine-game schedule Friday in Western Hockey League pre-season action brought teams a day closer to the regular season while the battle for roster spots and starting jobs continued across the league.   Portland Winterhawks (8) at Kootenay ICE (3) Portland (3-2-0-0) // Kootenay (0-2-0-0) The Winterhawks’ offence Read More »

BCHL season opens

  September 9, 2017 The BCHL got underway last night – here are the recaps from Day 1.   Surrey 5-4 OT vs Langley Despite falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Surrey Eagles rallied and wound up getting the OT winner from newly acquired Ryan Brushett in a 5-4 home win over Read More »

BCHL College Commitments

    August 24, 2017 Here’s the list of 147 BCHL players from the 2016-2017 season who have NCAA commitments for the coming season and next. Penticton leads the pack with 19 commitments, followed by Wenatachee – 15, Langley and Chilliwack – 13, and Victoria and Vernon – 11. In the next group, Alberni, Coquitlam, Read More »

Vees down Warriors in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Cassidy Bowes’ hat trick led the Penticton Vees to a 6-3 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors last night in the teams’ first pre-season exhibition game. Lineups:       Read More »

Vees add 20 year olds Allen and Allan

  August 19, 2017 PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have announced the acquisitions of 1997-born forwards Ben Allen from the Battlefords North Stars and Shane Allan from the Okotoks Oilers in exchange for future considerations. Allen, a native of Allen, Texas, appeared in 44 games for the North Stars last season 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 »

Cobourg downs Alberta for RBC Cup Championship

  May 21, 2017 MINERVA SCORES IN OVERTIME, COUGARS WIN RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Nick Minerva was the overtime hero, scoring 8:21 into the extra period, and the Cobourg Cougars erased a late deficit to edge the Brooks Bandits 3-2 and win the 2017 RBC Cup on Sunday night. Off a Read More »

BCHL – Vees heartbreak in RBC semi

  May 21, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers After an emotional 32-game playoff run, which included three Game 7 and six elimination game wins, the Penticton Vees season ended Saturday afternoon in Cobourg, Ontario, in a 3-1 loss to the Cobourg Cougars in Semi-Final action at the RBC Cup. Cobourg’s Theo Lewis scored the game-winner with just Read More »

BCHL – Vees down RBC Cup hosts in OT

  May 15 2017 By Jason La Rose COBOURG, Ont. – Taylor Sanheim ended it 6:29 into overtime Monday night, knocking in a no-look pass from Nicholas Jones to give the Penticton Vees a 3-2 win over the Cobourg Cougars in a thriller at the 2017 RBC Cup. It was the second overtime in as many Read More »

BCHL – Vees open RBC Cup vs Brooks

  May 14, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers The Penticton Vees finally open their RBC Cup schedule this afternoon when they face the Brooks Bandits (12:30 pm PT / 3:30 pm ET) in a battle of the two western representatives. The Vees are the only team out of the five who have yet to play, as Read More »

BCMML announce changes to team selection procedures

  May 12, 2017 The BC Major Midget League (MML) has announced changes to the operation of the Spring Identification Camps and Prospects Camps, formerly Evaluation Camps, for upcoming the 2017 – 2018 season. Teams are eligible to commit 11 – 18 skaters and two goaltenders from their Spring Identification Camp and those players must Read More »

BCHL – Vees grinding road to the RBC Cup

  May 11, 2017 It’s been quite a ride for the Penticton Vees this year, but they’ve finally got to their objective – playing for the National Junior A Championship – RBC Cup – in Coburg, Ontario, starting Sunday, May 14. The Vees no doubt will have something to say about their ranking – starting Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees down Chiefs for RBC berth

  May 7, 2017 Courtesy Battlefords News Optimist PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees made a bit of history at the Western Canada Cup Sunday. The tournament host and British Columbia Hockey League champions became the first team that finished out of the top two spots in the round-robin standings to earn a berth to the Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Brooks take Championship, but Chiefs still alive

    May 6, 2017 by Trevor Miller PENTICTON, B.C. – A four-goal second period would eventually propel the AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits to their first Western Canada Cup title in franchise history and a 6-1 drubbing of the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Bandit’s Conner Jean scored three in the second while Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Northstars win one to make it to medal round

    May 4, 2017 by Trevor Miller Penticton, BC  – The Battlefords North Stars got a must win, and their first of the Western Canada Cup tournament Thursday afternoon against the Chilliwack Chiefs in a 3-0 decision at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Chiefs, who already had secured a spot in the final Saturday, scratched Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees advance to playoff round

    May 4, 2017 by Fraser Rodgers Penticton, BC  – It’s not how you start but how you finish and the Penticton Vees can attest to that. Manitoba native Taylor Sanheim scored the game-winner midway through the third period, as the Vees edged the Portage Terriers 5-3 Thursday, keeping their season alive at the Western 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 »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup Vees dropped in Shootout

    May 1, 2017 Penticton, BC The AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to notch a 4-3 victory over the host Penticton Vees on Sunday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Two late goals from Ty Mappin and Josh McKechney in the final 2:22 of regulation time to Read More »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup players to watch

    April 28, 2017 The 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) – presented by Sun Life Financial – starts Saturday, April 29 in Penticton with the South Okanagan Events Centre providing the backdrop. Scouting presence should be heavy in Penticton with a projected top-10 NHL draft pick hitting the ice in Cale Makar, the dynamic Read More »

BCHL – Vees win Championship, 1-0 in Game 7 OT

    April 26,2017 The Finals that went the distance went even a bit further Tuesday night with the Penticton Vees winning the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup on an overtime goal from Duncan Campbell – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the host Chilliwack Chiefs. It was the third-consecutive Game Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 7

April 24, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs live to fight yet another day.   After falling behind 2-0 in Penticton Monday night, the Penticton Vees rallied yet again to force overtime, and then notch the winner to force a game 7 at home In Monday night’s game, Penticton’s Grant Cruikshank scored his sixth, with assists from Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 6

April 23, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs will live to fight another day. Facing elimination Saturday night in game five of their BCHL Fred Page Cup final series, the Chiefs came up with an inspired effort, winning 4-2 at Prospera Centre. Jordan Kawaguchi led the way with a four point night. In what may have been 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 »

BCHL – Risling scores in OT as Vees comeback to lead series 3-1

  April 20, 2017 The Penticton Vees are one win away from another Fred Page Cup championship, after an improbable 4-3 come from behind overtime win over the Chilliwack Chiefs Wednesday night. HIGHLIGHTS Ryley Risling scored the winner, two-minutes into overtime, as the Vees came all the way back from 3-0 down to take a Read More »

Spruce Kings HC van Diemen stepping down, Maglio promoted

April 19, 2017 The Prince George Spruce Kings announced last week a change behind the bench. Due to family reasons, Chad van Diemen is stepping down from his role as head coach. Van Diemen joined the Spruce Kings in April 2015 and guided a young rebuilding team to a 14-38-4-2 record during the 2015-16 season. Read More »