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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 »

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 »

BCHL – Game Recaps

  October 8, 2017 Here are recaps from Saturday games in the BCHL. Scroll down for current standings. PG Spruce Kings 4 – Surrey Eagles 3 Layton Ahac’s goal at 14:26 of the third was the only goal of the final frame and was the winner for the Prince George Spruce Kings in a 4-3 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 – Early Standings & Leaders

  October 6, 2017 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the BCHL, prior to the upcoming weekend games. Plus a look at the early scoring leaders. With the exception of the Penticton Vees, most teams have now played eight or nine games. The defending champion Vees have only played five – and are Read More »

Salmon Arm derail Express 5-3

  September 30, 2017 The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won their third consecutive game with a 5-3 victory at home over the Coquitlam Express (0-5-1-0) Friday night, their first win of the season on home ice. First period Backs captain Grayson Constable opened the scoring just 4:05 into the game, with helpers from Marcus Mitchell and Read More »

Penticton Vees edge WK Warriors 2-1 in home opener

  September 30, 2017   Penticton, BC After missing the first four games of the regular season, Grant Cruikshank made his presence known in the home opener for the Penticton Vees (5-0-0-0) as he scored the game-winning goal in the third period of the 2-1 win over the West Kelowna Warriors (4-3-0-0). Before puck drop, Read More »

16 year old Alex Newhook BCHL PoW

  September 26, 2017   Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 24, the league announced Monday. Newhook picked up six assists in two games at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, helping the Grizzlies to two wins. The product of St. John’s, N.L. drew Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase a big success – 200 scouts attend

  September 26, 2017   It’s back to business as usual in the BCHL starting Tuesday following last week’s Bauer BCHL Showcase event, which was the most successful in the six years it has been held. A record number of college and professional scouts registered for this year’s Showcase and altogether, there were well over Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Day 4

  September 23, 2017 Day four of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Three more games are scheduled for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. Here’s a wrap up of games played so far:   Saturday, September 21, 4 games Penticton Vees – 6 Chilliwack Chiefs – Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase – 11 games complete, wrap-ups

  September 23, 2017 Day three of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Four more games are scheduled for today and for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. All games are at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. The event is billed as an opportunity for fans in the Read More »

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 »