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BCHL Opening Weekend – PG, Wild, Riv, AV start with 2Ws

  September 9, 2018 The BCHL kicked off the 2018-2019 season Friday, with seven games, and another seven on Saturday; including back to back series in Prince George, West Kelowna and Trail.  A single game Sunday wrapped the opening weekend, in Nanaimo. At the end of the weekend, four teams had opened with a pair Read More »

BCHL New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL 2018-2019 – Key Players to Watch

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL rebrands social media handles

  August 22, 2018 The BCHL has rebranded all of its social media channels with a new handle – @GoBCHL. This change applies to the league’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, which had previously been @bchllive, @BCHL Live and @realbchl respectively. The ‘bchllive’ tag was established in 2010 when the league was introducing its initial Read More »

BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Underway

      March 18, 2016 Round 2 of the BCHL playoffs got started this weekend, with four matchups underway – in the Mainland Division, Island Division, and two in the Interior Division.   Mainland Division Surrey Eagles at Prince George Spruce Kings, Even 1-1 Game 2: 3-2 Surrey win Mario Cavaliere made 46 saves Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »