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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 »

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

West Kelowna captain Kyle Marino has done whatever he has needed to do – including changing positions – to get the Warriors to their first RBC Cup 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 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

After a season in which he captained three teams and won a pair of international gold medals, Tyson Jost is the RBC CJHL 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. Read More »

West Kelowna bounce back in SO

Liam Blackburn scored the winner in Round 5, Keelan Williams stopped all five shooters he faced, and the Warriors edged the Golden Hawks in the first RBC Cup shootout. © Matthew Murnaghan / Hockey Canada Images May 17, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Liam Blackburn scored the lone goal of the shootout in Read More »

West Kelowna lose game 2 to Brooks rival

  May 15, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. –Logan Mick had two goals and an assist, helping the Brooks Bandits to their first win of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-1 over the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday night in a heated match-up between West Region rivals. The meeting was the third between the teams Read More »

West Kelowna win RBC opener 5-2

Liam Blackburn scored once and added three helpers in West Kelowna’s opening 5-2 RBC Cup win vs Lloydminster Bobcats May 14.     May 14, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens and Jake LeBrun had two goals each, and the West Kelowna Warriors scored four times on special teams to beat the Read More »

West Kelowna set for RBC Cup National Championships

  May 13, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors have been in uncharted waters for some time now but so far, it hasn’t bothered them. With the Fred Page Cup (BC title) and Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup (Western Canada) titles in their bag already, this is the farthest into the post season the franchise has ever Read More »

West Kelowna advance to RBC Cup

  May 8, 2016 by Wayne Moore, Castanet.net The West Kelowna Warriors have punched their ticket to the RBC Cup. The Warriors earned the number one seed out of the west Saturday with a convincing 6-0 win over the Alberta champion Brooks Bandits, capturing the Western Canada Cup. As tradition would have it, the Warriors posed with Read More »

West Kelowna advance to WCC final

  May 6, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors clinched second place in the round robin and a date with the Brooks Bandits for the Western Canada Cup Championship Game on Saturday night after a 4-1 victory over the Melfort Mustangs on Thursday afternoon. Brett Mennear, Jonathan Desbiens, and Kylar Hope all scored in the first period. Bryan Read More »

West Kelowna fall 4-2 to Brooks in game 2

  May 2, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors are 1-1 after a disappointing 4-2 loss to the AJHL Champion, Brooks Bandits on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t for lack of opportunities. The Warriors enjoyed 13 power plays in the game, including two 5 on 3s, but only managed a single power play goal – while giving up a short-handed Read More »

West Kelowna win BCHL Championship

    April 24, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors are BCHL Fred Page Cup Champions. With a 4-2 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night, the Warriors squad picked up their first ever championship on home in front of a full house of passionate Warriors fans. The Warriors opened the scoring in the first Read More »

Chilliwack battles back to make it 3-2 series

    April 23, 2016 Vimal Sukumaran opened the scoring for the Chilliwack Chiefs and later assisted on Jordan Kawaguchi’s game-winner in a must-win 5-2 Game 5 for the Chilliwack Chiefs over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors. West Kelowna now leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Just past the midway point of the opening frame, Sukumaran Read More »

West Kelowna Warriors go up 3-1 on OT Winner

    April 19, 2016 A harmless-looking turnaround wrister off the half boards by Garrett Forster was tipped home by Jake LeBrun at 16:28 of overtime to give the West Kelowna Warriors a 3-2 home win over the Chilliwack Chiefs Tuesday night. West Kelowna now has a 3-1 series lead and can claim the Fred Read More »