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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 »

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 »

10 BCHLers named to Central Scouting mid-terms

  January 23, 2017 Calgary, Alberta Twenty players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League earned spots on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft this June in Dallas, Texas, including ten from BCHL teams. The group features 17 CJHL skaters along with three goaltenders. Topping the CJHL contingent among North American 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 »

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 »

BCHL College Commitments

    August 24, 2017 Here’s the list of 147 BCHL players from the 2016-2017 season who have NCAA commitments for the coming season and next. Penticton leads the pack with 19 commitments, followed by Wenatachee – 15, Langley and Chilliwack – 13, and Victoria and Vernon – 11. In the next group, Alberni, Coquitlam, Read More »

Cents down Silverbacks in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Merritt Centennials down the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-4 last night, in their first exhibition game of season 45 at home. The Cents played a lineup of consisting of all prospects with the exception of veteran Zach Court. Head coach and GM Joe Martin says 8 players were released before the game, 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 »