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BCHL – Express sweep Rivermen

      March 5, 2020 Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 Massimo Rizzo scored twice and Will Margel chipped in with three assists as the Coquitlam Express outlasted the Langley Rivermen 5-4 Wednesday night to complete their first-round series sweep and advance to Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs. Coquitlam’s Connor Gregga Read More »

BCHLers at top of NCAA National Award Winners

March 6, 2020 Another week, another award for Victoria Grizzlies alum Alex Newhook, but this time on a national scale. Plus, Alberni Valley Bulldogs grad Keaton Mastrodonato gets his name on a pair of conference awards and two other BC natives are recognized for the second time this year.   National Player of the Month/Rookie Read More »

BCHL – Vees take out WK in 5 with OT winner

  March 4, 2020     Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. West Kelowna Read More »

BCHL – Cowichan Valley eliminate Powell River in 5

  March 6, 2020 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 2 Powell River Kings – 1 (OT) Matthew Crasa’s fourth of the playoffs tied the game in the final minute and Luc Wilson’s power-play goal in overtime clinched the series as the Cowichan Valley Capitals beat the Powell River Kings 2-1 to win their opening-round series in Read More »

BCHL – Clippers take Bulldogs in 4 Straight

March 5, 2020 Nanaimo Clippers – 2 Alberni Valley Bulldogs – 1 Jordan Naylor made 34 saves, Ethan Scardina had a goal and an assist and Tim Washe’s second of the postseason stood up as the series-winning goal as the Nanaimo Clippers came back to beat the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2-1 in Game 4 to Read More »

BCHL – New team, two conferences for 2020-21

  February 3, 2020 The BCHL will be changing shape next season, after the BCHL Board of Governors approved a new configuration at its semi-annual meeting on January 23. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams Read More »

Musa leading BCHL Energy Player of the Game ranks

    January 13, 2020 It’s a tight race at the top of the BCHL’s FortisBC Energy Player of the Game rankings. Forward Joseph Musa of the Langley Rivermen, a native of Orange Park, Florida, with 7 notches, is one game up on three others – Brandan Dent (F, Nanaimo Clippers, Prince George), Logan Terness Read More »

BCHL grads in NCAA Spotlight this week

  January 8, 2020 NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. ECAC Rookie of the Week Ethan Leyh – Freshman – Quinnipiac University (Langley Rivermen) Leyh played a key role for the Bobcats this weekend, as they extend Read More »

BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

  September 6, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s slate of six regular season openers, the league has recently announced some new initiatives, events, and rule changes that should attract more fans to the rinks. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and speed and skill, but we also want to emphasize community involvement and Read More »

BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at Read More »

Joe Martin new HC in Alberni Valley

  April 15, 2019 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Monday the hiring of Joe Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs’ new head coach and general manager. Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3 during the 2018/19 Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Interior – Caps vs Wild, Smokies vs Vipers

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. There were two huge upsets in the Interior, with both the #1 Penticton Vees and #2 Merritt Centennials eliminated by lower seeds. Here’s the schedule and matchups for Round 2.   Interior Division   The Cowichan Capitals came into round Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Mainland – Chiefs vs Spruce Kings

  March 11, 2019 Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs gets underway Friday.   Mainland Division   The #1 Chilliwack Chiefs, had to pull a rabbit out of the hat to defeat #4 Langley Rivermen. After going down 3-0, the Chiefs gutted out four straight to advance to Round 2. There wasn’t as much drama in Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Island – Grizzlies vs Kings

    March 11, 2019 All four BCHL Round 2 playoff matchups are now set. Here is the schedule for the Island division.   Island Division    The two top teams from the regular season will meet in Round 2 to determine who will move on from the Island division. The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first Read More »

BCHL Playoffs – Round 1 – Island – Grizzlies, Kings move on

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. Here’s how things played out on the Island.       Island Division Series 7: Grizzlies in 4 games The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first on the Island, with a 36-18-0-4 record and 76 points, and faced off against #4 Alberni Read More »

Two Vees alumni named to NCHC All-Rookie Team

  March 12, 2019 Two Penticton Vees alums have earned year-end honours in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Nebraska-Omaha forward Taylor Ward and North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel have both been named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Ward, who played three seasons with the Vees, finished with the second-most points Read More »

BCHL Award Winners announced

    February 26, 2019 The BCHL has announced the winners of the 2019 league awards. Last week, a finalist was determined from each division for each of the individual awards and a second round of surveys has decided the ultimate winner. This year, the league’s broadcasters were asked to vote for the BCHL Coach Read More »

BCHL Playoff Matchups Set – Starts Friday

  February 26, 2019 Chiefs finish first overall BCHL teams wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Chilliwack Chiefs finishing as the league’s top team, posting a 42-15-1-0 record, and 85 points. The first round of the best-of-seven playoff series starts Friday. In the Island and Mainland Divisions, it will be the Read More »

BCHL announce Award finalists

    February 20, 2019 The BCHL has announced the finalists from each division for the league’s annual player awards. In a weighted vote, each BCHL head coach was asked to submit a list ranking their top choices for each of most valuable player, rookie of the year, top defenceman, top goalie and most sportsmanlike Read More »

New Major Bantam League for Lower Mainland and Okanagan

  December 11, 2018 BC Hockey has announced that seven Lower Mainland and Okanagan teams will be part of a Major Bantam AAA Pilot program to be launched for the coming 2019-2020 season. The program has been launched in response to the rapid expansion of the bantam prep and bantam varsity team divisions in the Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 11 – Tight race atop two divisions

    November 26, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 11.      Island Division – Grizzlies stay on top – Kings win 3 straight It was more of the same on the Island this weekend, with the leading Victoria Grizzlies still on top with a sizable lead over #2 Powell River, Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 9 – Chiefs, Grizzlies, Cents leading

    November 13, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 9.      Island Division – Grizzlies and Kings increase lead on pack   There was little change in the standings of the Island division from a week ago. The Victoria Grizzlies still hold a five point lead over #2 Powell River Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 8 – Chiefs, Grizzlies, Warriors leading

    November 4, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 8.      Mainland Division – Chiefs still on top, Spruce Kings and Express in pursuit The line of Kevin Wall, Skyler Brind’Amour, and Matt Holmes combined for 14 points to lead the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 7 – Chiefs still #1

    October 28 2018 Here’s a quick look at the BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 7.     Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top The league leading Chilliwack Chiefs maintained their three point lead over Coquitlam Express in the Mainland Division, with 2W and 1L on the Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 6 – Chiefs still on top

    October 22, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Week 6 of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and Top 20 goalies. Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top The Chilliwack Chiefs, who lead the league overall, with a 13-5-0-0 record, Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 5 – Chiefs on top

    October 15, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after the fifth weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and Top 20 goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs are hanging on to first place overall and still hold a narrow two point lead over the Coquitlam Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 4

    October 9, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after fourth weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs edged back into first place overall on the weekend, and now lead the Coquitlam Express 18 pts to 16 pts, and Read More »