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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 »

Pat Quinn – Bantam AAA – Day Two Wrap – Cali and Seattle on top

  December 29, 2017 BANTAM AAA: In the Bantam AAA Division, California Golden Bears and Seattle Junior Admirals wrapped up the Pool Play round with four straight wins and eight points. Langley Eagles, Alaska North Stars, Nanaimo Clippers and Central Okanagan Rockets finished 3-1-0, with six points each. Burnaby Bulldogs finished 2-1-1, alone with 5 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 »

Watson-Brawn commits to Colgate

  November 12, 2017 Just 22 games into the 2017-18 season, Liam Watson-Brawn is already closing in on his point totals from last season. Even better, he’s just locked up his NCAA future as well. The 6-foot, 180-pound defenceman has committed to Colgate University but is currently scheduled to play another full BCHL season after Read More »

Maxwell Crozier commits to Providence

    November 7, 2017 Max Crozier is going to the same town as his big brother and Nanaimo Clippers teammate Tristan for NCAA hockey – he’s just not going to the same school. The younger Crozier has committed to play at Providence College starting in the 2019-20 season. By then, Tristan will be in Read More »

NHL Central Scouting lists 5 BCHL players

    October 5, 2017 NHL Central Scouting this week unveiled its list of players to watch as the 2018 NHL Entry Draft approaches. Of the 15 Canadian Junior Hockey League players included in the list, five are from the BCHL. Wenatchee defenceman Slava Demin, Penticton defenceman Jonny Tychonick, Langley forward Brendan Budy, Chilliwack defenceman Read More »

Tristan and Maxwell Crozier team up with the Clippers

  October 2, 2017 by Jason Gilder The early stages of the new season have been kind to Nanaimo Clippers forward Tristan Crozier, but finally hitting the ice with his younger brother has meant the most. In his second season with the Clippers, the native of North Vancouver, B.C. has been impressive notching four goals Read More »

Nanaimo’s Coghlan signs with Las Vegas

September 21, 2017 The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, added another player to their roster from the Western Hockey League as they announced the signing of defenceman Dylan Coghlan to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday. Coghlan, a native of Nanaimo, B.C., has spent his entire WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, Read More »

32nd Chilliwack International Challenge Cup Bantam lineup set

  August 8, 2017 The lineup for one of the best known and most heavily scouted bantam A1 tournaments in Western Canada, the Chilliwack International Challenge Cup, has been released. This year marks the 32nd edition of the tournament, which is hosted by the parents of the Chilliwack Bantam AAA team, and features many of the best Read More »

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 »

BCHL – Teams set for Western Canada Cup

  April 20, 2017 Penticton, BC The five team field for the 2017 Western Canada Cup, presented by Sun Life Financial, is set and it may just be the deepest one yet. The five teams competing in WCC are the host Penticton Vees, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champion Brooks Bandits, 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 »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Alaska wins Peewee AAA Gold

  December 30, 2016 North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 couldn’t overcome the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold Friday morning, losing 4-2 to the Northerners, who racked up a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Winterhawks came into the tournament as the #3 team in the PCAHA A1 division with a Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby win AAA Final

  December 30, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs won it all this year, and did it convincing fashion, downing Seattle A1 8-1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite – Delta win Gold

  December 30, 2016 What a finish it was in the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Both semi-final games, and both championship games were decided by a single goal, with Academy teams edging out the top club teams. Top ranked PCAHA Burnaby Winter Club A1 (12-0-0) met # 1 CSSHL 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 »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set for the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Top ranked PCAHA BWC A1 (12-0-0) will meet # 1 CSSHL Delta Prep Academy (19-1-0) at Kensington Arena at 8:00 am Friday; and Lethbridge will face #4 CSSHL Yale (11-6-0) at BWC, also at 8:00. Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby vs Seattle in Bantam AAA Final

  December 29, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs will face Seattle A1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, 11:30 Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby came into the game ranked third overall in the PCAHA, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – NSWC vs Alaska in Peewee Final

  December 20, 2016 It will be North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 vs the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold 9:30 Friday morning at Bill Copeland Arena. The Winterhawks downed Kamloops 4-0 to advance, while Alaska advanced on a 4-1 decision over BWC A1s. BWC and Kamloops will play Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam AAA semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set in the Bantam AAA division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Host club Burnaby Bulldogs will be meeting PCAHA rivals Seafair in one semi; and Kelowna A1 will face Seattle in the other. Burnaby are ranked third overall in the PCAHA, with a 7-4-2 record, while Seafair are ranked fifth, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Peewee Elite QFs set

  December 28, 2016 The quarterfinals are set for the Peewee Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Six BC teams and two US teams have made the cut. Three teams went 3-0-0 in the round robin- NSWC, Seafair and Alaska. BWC, Kamloops and Kelowna were 2-1-0.   Quarter-final matchups are as follows: NSWC vs San Jose Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite QFs set

  December 29, 2016 Here is an overview of standings and game results from Day 2 and first round of playoffs on Day 3 (Thursday morning) for the Bantam Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic, along with schedules for upcoming games. Quarter-finals set Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1 are the sole PCAHA team in Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic Results – Day 1

  December 27, 2016 Here is an overview of scores from Day 1 of the Pat Quinn Classic, as of 9:30 pm, along with schedules for upcoming games. (A few games are still in progress). Scroll down for Bantam AAA and Peewee Elite divisions. Bantam Elite Dec. 27 Rink Home GF Away GF 12:30 PM Read More »