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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 »

49th KIBIHT countdown on – 30 teams, 2 Tiers, Italy & Hong Kong in

  December 9, 2016 The countdown is on as the 49th annual Kamloops International Hockey Tournament, one of the premier Bantam tournaments in Western Canada, gears up to run this year from December 28th through New Year’s Day. The big news this year is the appearance of the WSV Sterling Broncs from Italy, and the first ever appearance 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 »

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 »

BC Championships – Midget Tier 2 – Aldergrove are champs

    It was a contest between two undefeated 4-0-0 teams in the final at the Tier 2 Midget Provincial Championships in Prince George, March 17, and in the end it was Aldergrove coming out on top, defeating Vernon, 5-2, with an empty netter, in a close game between two very determined, disciplined teams. The teams were Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2 – Vernon are champs

  March 17, 2016 Greater Vernon are the new Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Champions after downing North Delta 6-2 in the final Thursday in Fort St. John. Vernon were a perfect 7-0 and virtually in a league of their own, outscoring opponents 56-11 over the seven games. They beat North Delta 8-2 in the round robin, and outshot Read More »

BC Championships – Bantam Tier 2 – Campbell River take it all

  The Tier 2 Bantam Provincial Championships, hosted by Salmon Arm, wrapped up Wednesday evening, with Campbell River taking the honors, via a solid 5-1 win over Greater Vernon. In the Bronze medal game, it was Port Moody A1 Panthers coming out on top of the BWC A2 Bruins, in an exciting 4-3 game. BWC had lost 6-1 Read More »

BC Championships – Midget Tier 2 – Semis set, Aldergrove on top

  The Tier 2 Midget Provincial Championships are being hosted by Prince George Minor Hockey Association. Two pools of four teams played a 3 game round robin, with the top two in each pool moving to a semi-final Thursday morning. Medal games follow in the afternoon and evening. Late in Day 3, Aldergrove has moved into the lead with Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2

  The Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, in North Eastern BC. Going into Day 3, Greater Vernon and North Delta are both 3-0, and look like the favorites to meet in the Final, although there are still three games to play and upsets possible, as there are three 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 »

Liam Finlay busts up USA’s 14 game win streak

      December 15, 2015 COBOURG, Ont. – Liam Finlay (Kelowna, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) scored the game-winning goal three minutes into the third period, leading Canada West past the United States 3-2 in the Group B final on Tuesday night at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The win snaps the Americans’ record 14-game winning Read More »

Okanagan Mainland – Rep Team Standings – Midget to Peewee

    Here’s an overview of how the rep team are doing so far in the twelve Okanagan Mainland league divisions, midget down to peewee. Midget Tier 1 In Tier 1 Midget, there are only three teams competing and to no one’s surprise it’s the Prince George Cougars who are at the top of the league. The 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 »

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 »

Okanagan Mainline Playoffs, Peewee – Midget Results

  The Okanagan Mainline Hockey League playoffs are complete, divisional winners are listed below. Full playoff standings for each division follow.   Midget, Tier 1 GP W L T GF GA Pts PM Win% Prince George 13 9 3 1 50 40 19 271 0.731 Midget, Tier 2 GP W L T GF GA Pts Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Female Final Standings

    Here are the final regular season standings for the Okanagan Mainline League, Female divisions. Flight Winners: Midget Female A: Kamloops Bantam Female A: Castlegar Peewee Female A: Kelowna   Midget, Female A (5 teams) GP W L T GF GA Pts PM Win% Kamloops (1) 16 13 1 2 71 20 28 98 0.875 Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Midget Final Standings

    Here are the final regular season standings for the Okanagan Mainline League, Midget division. Flight Winners: Midget Tier 1: Prince George T1 Midget Tier 2: Kelowna T2 Midget Tier 3: South Okanagan T3   Midget, Tier 1, Male (6 teams) GP W L T GF GA Pts PM Win% Prince George (1) M T1 13 9 3 1 Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Bantam Final Standings

    Here are the final regular season standings for the Okanagan Mainline League, Bantam division. Flight Winners: Bantam Tier 1: Kamloops T1 Bantam Tier 2: West Kelowna T2 Bantam Tier 3: South Okanagan T3 Bantam Tier 4: Kamloops T4   Bantam, Tier 1, Male (4 teams) GP W L T GF GA Pts PM Win% Kamloops   (1) B T1 Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Peewee Final Standings

    Here are the final regular season standings for the Okanagan Mainline League, Peewee division. Flight Winners: Peewee Tier 1: Kelowna Peewee Tier 2: Penticton T2 Peewee Tier 3: South Okanagan T3 Peewee Tier 4: Kelowna T4   Pee Wee, Tier 1, Male (4 teams) GP W L T GF GA Pts PM Win% Read More »

Williamson commits to Michigan Tech, Vipers 9th commitment

  Courtesy Vernon Morning Star, posted Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM Once he watched snowmobilers happily zipping around nearby Portage Lake, Jagger Williamson was hooked on Michigan Tech University. The 16-year-old Vernon Viper rookie visited the Houghton campus on a weekend flydown and quickly committed to an NCAA scholarship with the Division 1 Huskies, Read More »

Kamloops downs Richmond in Vernon Midget A1 Final

Revised Nov 14, 2014 The Kamloops Lions Midget A1 team went undefeated this weekend at the Greater Vernon Midget A1 tournament, posting a decisive 5-2 win over Richmond Midget A1 on Sunday. It was a tough loss for Richmond who had opened with a 4-1 win over Vernon and then posted three more straight wins to enter Read More »