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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 »

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 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 »

BCHL: It’s now Chiefs, Vees, Kings

  January 31, 2019 Since our last league overview three weeks ago, there has been one change in the top of the divisional leaderboards. The Powell River Kings have now edged ahead of the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Chilliwack Chiefs have increased their lead over the Prince George Spruce Kings, as have the Penticton Vees Read More »

BCHL: At the turn, it’s Chiefs, Grizzlies, Vees

  January 13, 2019 Since our last league overview a week before Christmas, two of the three league divisions have new leaders.   Island Division Victoria Grizzlies are the the only team to have maintained their #1 status at the top of the Island division, since our last overview on December 17. They are 5-2-0-0 Read More »

USA downs Russia 2-0 for World Junior A Gold

    December 17, 2018 by Justin La Rose BONNYVILLE– Isaiah Saville turned aside all 25 shots he faced, Bobby Brink and Trevor Janicke provided the offence and the United States claimed gold at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-0 win over Russia on Sunday. It’s the eighth gold medal at the tournament Read More »

Canada West wins Bronze vs Czech

  December 17, 2018   BONNYVILLE– Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday. After suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, Team Canada West rebounded in the bronze Read More »

Canada West drops games to Russia and Czech

  December 13, 2018 GAME 4, 5-4 SO CZECH REPUBLIC Canada West now 2-2-0 at World Junior A Challenge by Justin Rose After being blanked by the Russians 3-0 on Wednesday, Canada West fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic Thursday night at the RJ Lalonde Arena, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The loss was 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 »

Canada West opens with two wins at World Jr. A Challenge

December 11, 2018 Canada West is off to great start at the World Junior A Challenge which kicked off in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday. In game 1 Sunday, the team defeated Team USA in a rematch of last year’s gold medal game. Alex Newhook, the Newfoundland star who plays for the Victoria Grizzlies, eventually won it Read More »

7 BC players make cut for Canada West World Jr. A team

  December 5, 2018 Seven BC players lead the contingent of 22 Junior A players selected for Team Canada West, announced by Hockey Canada today. The team will open competition in the 2018 World Junior A Challenge vs Team USA in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday, December 9. The BC players include four forwards: Harrison Blaisdell Read More »

10 BC players on World Jr. A Canada West Camp Roster

  December 2, 2018 Ten BC-born players are among a group of 44 invitees who will gather in Calgary from Dec. 3-5 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park for the Team Canada West selection camp. The players will participate in games and practices before departing for Bonnyville on Dec. 6. The players Read More »

Spruce Kings move back into first place

  December 2, 2018 Ben Poisson came through in the clutch once again for the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday, scoring the game-winning goal against the Langley Rivermen for a 2-1 win at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. His blistering wrister went bar-down over the glove of goaltender Braedon Fleming sending the home crowd 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 »

137 WHL grads on NHL rosters – 35 from BC

  October 4, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 137 WHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league, including 35 BC-born or raised players. All 31 NHL teams have rostered at least one WHL Alum, with the Edmonton Oilers on top with eight players listed. The Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, New Read More »

7 BCHLers on NHL “Players to Watch” list

    October 3, 2018 In their initial list of Players to Watch ahead of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Central Scouting has included seven current BCHL players among 16 overall from the CJHL. Central Scouting grades draft prospects as A (first-round candidate), B (second- or third-round candidate), or C (fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round candidate). Read More »

29 BCHL graduates on NHL opening night rosters

    October 3, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 29 BCHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league. Seventeen of the 31 NHL teams have at least one former BCHL player on the roster. The Nashville Predators have the most with four. Leading the way are the Penticton Vees Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 3

  October 2, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after third weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Coquitlam Express caught up to the Chilliwack Chiefs on the weekend, and now both teams have league’s best winning records, with seven wins in Read More »

BCHL Update – September 28

  September 29, 2017 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Friday’s games, halfway through the third weekend of the season, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs are the early leaders with the league’s best winning record, with six wins in eight games. Heading into Read More »