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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 »

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 »

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 »

Winnipeg’s Kelysen returns to Warriors

      August 11, 2017 After almost one year and a full season of BCHL hockey under his belt, Stephen Kleysen has found a second home in West Kelowna as he is set to begin his final season of Junior ‘A’ hockey in the Okanagan. The Warriors acquired Kleysen from the Winnipeg Blues of Read More »

Warriors new Captain Marino to play 100th BCHL game

      August 8, 2017 On Friday, September 8th in Trail, Warriors forward Jared Marino will play in his 100th career regular season BCHL game. It will also mark the first regular season game of his captaincy in the 2017/18 season. In this “Countdown to Warriors Hockey”, we chat with the Warriors newest captain Read More »

Dhaliwal looking forward to sophomore year

August 6, 2017 The West Kelowna Warriors are just 14 days away from hitting the ice for the 2017 version of Main Camp, free a nd open to the public with preseason games following shortly thereafter as they kick off the exhibition on Wednesday, August 23rd at RLP against the Penticton Vees, the first of 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 »

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 »

Wenatchee top BCHL team in national Top 20

  September 26, 2016 CALGARY, Alberta – A new season is now underway across all ten leagues in the CJHL, and already there are eleven teams who remain unbeaten after their first few weeks of regular season play.   The British Columbia Hockey League just completed its annual Showcase this past week in Chilliwack and all 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 Exhibition game results

  Friday, September 2: Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 – Alberni Valley Bulldogs 6 (2 goals each for ‘Dogs’ Kyle Kaufman and Tristan Bukovec) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) 1 – Prince George Spruce Kings 10 (2 goals for Travis Schneider) Trail Smoke Eaters 0 – Penticton Vees 7 (5 assists for Mitch Meek) Surrey Eagles 2 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 »

After 99 games West Kelowna win National Championship

  May 22, 2016 Matthew Greenfield never missed a beat, or a save for that matter, in the biggest game of the season. The West Kelowna Warriors netminder stopped all 48 pucks that came his way, backstopping his club to a 4-0 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats in the RBC Cup final. OFFICIAL BOXSCORE Lloydminster Read More »

Niagara Falls native leads West Kelowna on Cup run

May 17, 2016 by Dan Marrazza It’s not about what you know, but who you know. When it comes to the West Kelowna Warriors, a traditionally strong, but normally not championship-calibre team in the British Columbia Hockey League, who they knew, perhaps more than what they knew, might be the main reason they’re playing in Read More »

West Kelowna on to RBC Cup Final

  May 22, 2016 with files from Wayne Moore, castanet.net The West Kelowna Warriors are headed to the RBC Cup final after downing Alberta champs Brooks Bandits 4-1 in the semifinal May 21. They will now face host team, Lloydminster Bobcats, in the final at 3:00 pm Pacific on Sunday. The Bobcats advanced on a Read More »

West Kelowna move into first place at RBC Cup

  May 18, 2016 by Jason La Rose WARRIORS CLOSE OUT PRELIMINARY ROUND WITH WIN OVER CANADIANS LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens had a goal and an assist to pace the offence, and the West Kelowna Warriors closed out their preliminary round schedule at the 2016 RBC Cup with a 4-1 win over the Carleton Read More »

Vee’s Jost named National Player of the Year

  May 16, 2016 by Paul Edmonds   Spend 20 minutes with Tyson Jost and it becomes quickly apparent why he wore the ‘C’ so often this season. He’s driven, focused, talented, humble and well spoken. His junior coach calls him a ‘special individual’ and the list of awards and accolades he’s already received could rival Read More »