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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 »

Cents down Silverbacks in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Merritt Centennials down the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-4 last night, in their first exhibition game of season 45 at home. The Cents played a lineup of consisting of all prospects with the exception of veteran Zach Court. Head coach and GM Joe Martin says 8 players were released before the game, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

SA’s Marcus Mitchell commits to Mich Tech

  September 16, 2016 Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Marcus Mitchell (10.12.98) has committed to the Michigan Tech Huskies of the for the 2018-19 season. “Marcus had a very good rookie season last year and put himself on the radar with many NCAA schools to start this season and after his visit a few weeks ago 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 »

48th KIBIHT Allstars and Individual Awards

January 13, 2015     The 48th Annual Kamloops International Bantam Hockey Tournament wrapped up last weekend, with Hungary taking the Tier 1 championship honors, and Vernon Jr. Vipers winning Tier 2. Here are the Allstar team selections and individual award winners – congratulations to all!   Tier 1 All Stars and Awards Goaltender     – Dylan Read More »

48th KIBIHT Wraps up, Hungary & Vernon Vipers are Champs

January 4, 2015 It’s all over at the 48th edition of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament. In Tier 1, the Hungarian U16s defeated the Vancouver Thunderbirds 5-1 in the final to stretch their undefeated streak to 6-0 and finish the tournament with an impressive 40 GF vs 8 GA.     The game was tied Read More »

48th KIBIHT – Day 4 – Playoffs Underway

  January 2, 2015   The finals are next up at the 48th edition of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament. In Tier 1, the championship will feature the two top teams from Pool A and Pool B, who both advanced Saturday in elimination games against the #2 teams in their pools, Vancouver T-Birds vs the Read More »

48th KIBIHT Day 2 – mid-day

  December 31, 2015   The 48th edition of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament is in Day 2 of competition. This year 30 teams are competing over the five day event, including 10 teams in the Tier 1 division and 20 teams in Tier 2.   In Tier 1, only eight games are in the books Read More »

48th KIBIHT underway – 30 teams, 2 Tiers, RR Schedules

  December 30, 2015 The 48th version of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament, known as KIBIHT, one of Western Canada’s most storied bantam tournaments – is now underway. The tournmant features 30 teams in competition over the five day event, including 10 teams in the Tier 1 division and 20 teams in Tier 2. The tourney starts 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 »

48th Annual KIBIHT countdown on – 30 teams, 2 Tiers, RR Schedules

  December 23, 2015 The countdown for the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament, or KIBIHT, one of Western Canada’s most storied bantam tournaments – is underway. The 48th Annual KIBIHT will feature 30 teams in competition over the five day event, including 10 teams in the Tier 1 division and 20 teams in Tier 2. The tourney gets underway Read More »

Schedules released for 48th Annual KIBIHT

  December 13, 2014 The schedules for one of Western Canada’s most storied bantam tournaments – the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament, or KIBIHT, have been announced. The 48th Annual KIBIHT will feature 30 teams in competition over the five day event, including 10 teams in the Tier 1 division and 20 teams in Tier 2. Read More »