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BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Set

  March 12, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this last week, with sweeps. On the weekend, Surrey Eagles finished Langley Rivermen in six, Powell River advanced vs Nanaimo in six, and Prince George Spruce Kings completed their come back from a 3-0 series Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 8

  March 9, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this week, with sweeps. The Penticton Vees downed Coquitlam Express, outscoring them 20-6. Taylor Ward leads the Vees playoff offence, with 4G-3A. Scores were 2-1, 9-2 at Penticton, and 7-2, 2-1 at Coquitlam. Vernon eliminated Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 6

  March 6, 2016 Vernon Vipers, 4-2 vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Vipers up 3-0 Derek Brown continued his fine postseason for the Vernon Vipers with two goals in a 4-2 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks that puts Vernon up 3-0 in the series. Just 12 seconds into the game, Brown opened the scoring Read More »

Vees only BCHL team in CJHL Top 20 ??

    March 5, 2018 CALGARY – A run of 24 consecutive victories to wrap-up their regular season has helped the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) secure the No. 1 listing in the final Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings for 2017-18.  The surging Oilers surpassed the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) for top spot, who dipped Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 5

    March 5, 2016 Langley down Surrey 2-1, trail series 2-1 Braedon Fleming stopped 26 of 27 shots and Brendan Budy scored a late go-ahead goal as the Langley Rivermen beat the Surrey Eagles 2-1 to get their first win of the series. Langley’s Eric Butte opened the scoring less than five minutes into Read More »

BCHL wraps up regular season, Vees first overall

      February 24, 2018 The BCHL’s 58 game regular season wrapped up Sunday. All teams are now advancing to the playoffs with the exception of the Cowichan Valley Capitals, who struggled through a 10-41-5-2 season, finishing 16 points back of the 4th place Alberti Valley Bulldogs in the Island Conference. The Penticton Vees finished Read More »

BCHL announce Award Finalists

      February 21, 2018 After stage one of voting by the league’s head coaches, a finalist has been named from each division for the BCHL’s annual awards. For the first time in league history, the Goaltending Award is being voted on. Prior to this season, it simply went to the goalie with the Read More »

2 BCHL teams ranked in Top 20

    February 15, 2018 CALGARY, Alta. – It is status quo for the top four teams in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings with the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) and Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) leading the way while the surging Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) move to No. Read More »

New playoff format for BCHL

    As announced in the fall, the 2018 BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL playoffs will have a different look from last year. This season, there will be no byes and 16 teams will earn a spot in the postseason with two of those being wild-card berths. As of today, Read More »

BCHL’s Grisdale hangin’ em up

  February 6, 2018 After 15 years on the job, this will be the final season for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL. Grisdale is the first person to have taken on the title of commissioner and he has held the league’s top job longer than any person in league history. He succeeded Ron Boileau, who was league president, Read More »

Team West takes CJHL Prospects contest

  January 23, 2018 Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game crown vs. Team East Okotoks Oilers’ (AJHL) Austin Wong tallies twice in 5-2 win MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Austin Wong (Okotoks Oilers, AJHL) tallied twice, including the game-winner, to help propel Team West to a 5-2 triumph over Team East Tuesday evening to capture Read More »

BCHL Trades – Recent moves

    January 15, 2018 Here’s a recap recent moves in the BCHL prior to trade deadline last week. 10-Jan-18 The Surrey Eagles have transferred the CJHL playing rights to Dominic Dumas(99)(F) and future considerations to the Georgetown Raiders of the OJHL in exchange for the CJHL playing rights to Mario Cavaliere(97)(G) 10-Jan-18 The Surrey Read More »

BCHL update – Vipes jump into lead – Standings, Leaders

  January 7, 2018 As the second half of the BCHL regular season gets underway, the Vernon Vipers stand alone at the top of the standings with 59 points in 41 games, and a six point lead on second place Wenatchee Wild. Both teams play in the Interior Division. Two other teams in the division Read More »

Vipes and Vees lead BCHL, but lots of tight races in play

December 5, 2017 Current BCHL Standings: The Interior Division Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees are duking it out for top honors in the BCHL, as the only two teams with a +.700 winning percentage so far. The Vees are three points back of the first place Vipers, but have four games in hand at the Read More »

BCHL announce Exposure camp for 03s and 04s

  December 4, 2017 The BCHL has announced details for the 2018 BCHL Exposure Camp for players born in 2003 and 2004. There will be two camps – in Richmond, May 19-21 and in West Kelowna, July 18-20. “The BCHL Exposure Camp provides talented prospects the ability to showcase their skills directly to BCHL coaches, scouts Read More »

BCHL Coquitlam Express replace Head Coach

    November 28, 2017 The Coquitlam Express have announced the hiring of Jason Fortier as the team’s new head coach and assistant general manager. The move replaces Barry Wolff who held both coach and general manager roles for the last five seasons. The Express have gotten off to a 3-21-1-1 start to the season Read More »

BCHL standings – Smokies, Vipers leading at half way mark

    November 23, 2017 The BCHL regular season is fast approaching the mid-way point of the 58 game schedule, and although a couple of teams have edged ahead of the pack,  there are still a number teams within striking distance. League leaders Trail Smoke Eaters and Vernon Vipers are just two and three wins Read More »

28 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West selection camp

November 20, 2017 CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), with assistance from NHL Central Scouting, have invited 100 players from across the country to selection camps in advance of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. From the West, a group of 60 players will assemble in Calgary, December 2-5 for four Read More »

Mussio sells PJHL Ice Hawks acquires BCHL Clippers

  November 12, 2017 BCHL release: The Nanaimo Clippers announced Friday the sale of their franchise has been completed and that Vancouver businessman and lawyer Wes Mussio is the team’s new majority owner. Mussio is a partner at the law firm of Mussio Goodman and is also the part owner of Backroad Mapbooks, the largest Read More »

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 »

Pharaon commits to Princeton Tigers

  BULLDOGS’ ROOKIE BLUELINER EARNS IVY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITY WITH TIGERS October 13, 2017 Port Alberni, BC – 18-year old Alberni Bulldogs defenceman Sami Pharaon has committed to attend Princeton University and suit up for the NCAA Division I Tigers for the 2018/19 season. Pharaon is enjoying a successful rookie season in Port Alberni after signing 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 »