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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 »

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 »

West Kelowna look to avoid sweep vs Vees Tuesday

  March 3rd, 2020 WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors look to avoid a sweep of the BCHL Interior Division Quarter Finals versus the Penticton Vees Tuesday. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM in West Kelowna. A win tonight will mean the first win in 10 starts vs Penticton this year. Here’s how Read More »

BC Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2020 Inductees

  January 28, 2020 The BC Hockey Hall of Fame have announced this year’s group of inductees. The awards will be presented Friday, July 24th at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC.   Eric Brewer (Player Category)   Eric Brewer, who played his minor hockey in Ashcroft and Kamloops is one of four Read More »

Spokane renews GM Scott Carter contract

    February 26, 2019 The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that General Manager Scott Carter has signed an extension and is now under contract through the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season. “I’m very excited and honored to continue my tenure as general manager,” said Carter. “I look forward to continuing to work hard to bring our 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 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 »

Cobourg downs Alberta for RBC Cup Championship

  May 21, 2017 MINERVA SCORES IN OVERTIME, COUGARS WIN RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Nick Minerva was the overtime hero, scoring 8:21 into the extra period, and the Cobourg Cougars erased a late deficit to edge the Brooks Bandits 3-2 and win the 2017 RBC Cup on Sunday night. Off a Read More »

BCHL – Vees heartbreak in RBC semi

  May 21, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers After an emotional 32-game playoff run, which included three Game 7 and six elimination game wins, the Penticton Vees season ended Saturday afternoon in Cobourg, Ontario, in a 3-1 loss to the Cobourg Cougars in Semi-Final action at the RBC Cup. Cobourg’s Theo Lewis scored the game-winner with just Read More »

BCHL – Vees down RBC Cup hosts in OT

  May 15 2017 By Jason La Rose COBOURG, Ont. – Taylor Sanheim ended it 6:29 into overtime Monday night, knocking in a no-look pass from Nicholas Jones to give the Penticton Vees a 3-2 win over the Cobourg Cougars in a thriller at the 2017 RBC Cup. It was the second overtime in as many Read More »

BCHL – Vees open RBC Cup vs Brooks

  May 14, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers The Penticton Vees finally open their RBC Cup schedule this afternoon when they face the Brooks Bandits (12:30 pm PT / 3:30 pm ET) in a battle of the two western representatives. The Vees are the only team out of the five who have yet to play, as Read More »

BCMML announce changes to team selection procedures

  May 12, 2017 The BC Major Midget League (MML) has announced changes to the operation of the Spring Identification Camps and Prospects Camps, formerly Evaluation Camps, for upcoming the 2017 – 2018 season. Teams are eligible to commit 11 – 18 skaters and two goaltenders from their Spring Identification Camp and those players must Read More »

BCHL – Vees grinding road to the RBC Cup

  May 11, 2017 It’s been quite a ride for the Penticton Vees this year, but they’ve finally got to their objective – playing for the National Junior A Championship – RBC Cup – in Coburg, Ontario, starting Sunday, May 14. The Vees no doubt will have something to say about their ranking – starting Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees down Chiefs for RBC berth

  May 7, 2017 Courtesy Battlefords News Optimist PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees made a bit of history at the Western Canada Cup Sunday. The tournament host and British Columbia Hockey League champions became the first team that finished out of the top two spots in the round-robin standings to earn a berth to the Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Brooks take Championship, but Chiefs still alive

    May 6, 2017 by Trevor Miller PENTICTON, B.C. – A four-goal second period would eventually propel the AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits to their first Western Canada Cup title in franchise history and a 6-1 drubbing of the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Bandit’s Conner Jean scored three in the second while Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Northstars win one to make it to medal round

    May 4, 2017 by Trevor Miller Penticton, BC  – The Battlefords North Stars got a must win, and their first of the Western Canada Cup tournament Thursday afternoon against the Chilliwack Chiefs in a 3-0 decision at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Chiefs, who already had secured a spot in the final Saturday, scratched Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees advance to playoff round

    May 4, 2017 by Fraser Rodgers Penticton, BC  – It’s not how you start but how you finish and the Penticton Vees can attest to that. Manitoba native Taylor Sanheim scored the game-winner midway through the third period, as the Vees edged the Portage Terriers 5-3 Thursday, keeping their season alive at the Western 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 – Western Canada Cup Vees dropped in Shootout

    May 1, 2017 Penticton, BC The AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to notch a 4-3 victory over the host Penticton Vees on Sunday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Two late goals from Ty Mappin and Josh McKechney in the final 2:22 of regulation time to Read More »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup players to watch

    April 28, 2017 The 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) – presented by Sun Life Financial – starts Saturday, April 29 in Penticton with the South Okanagan Events Centre providing the backdrop. Scouting presence should be heavy in Penticton with a projected top-10 NHL draft pick hitting the ice in Cale Makar, the dynamic Read More »

BCHL – Vees win Championship, 1-0 in Game 7 OT

    April 26,2017 The Finals that went the distance went even a bit further Tuesday night with the Penticton Vees winning the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup on an overtime goal from Duncan Campbell – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the host Chilliwack Chiefs. It was the third-consecutive Game Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 7

April 24, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs live to fight yet another day.   After falling behind 2-0 in Penticton Monday night, the Penticton Vees rallied yet again to force overtime, and then notch the winner to force a game 7 at home In Monday night’s game, Penticton’s Grant Cruikshank scored his sixth, with assists from Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 6

April 23, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs will live to fight another day. Facing elimination Saturday night in game five of their BCHL Fred Page Cup final series, the Chiefs came up with an inspired effort, winning 4-2 at Prospera Centre. Jordan Kawaguchi led the way with a four point night. In what may have been 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 »

BCHL – Risling scores in OT as Vees comeback to lead series 3-1

  April 20, 2017 The Penticton Vees are one win away from another Fred Page Cup championship, after an improbable 4-3 come from behind overtime win over the Chilliwack Chiefs Wednesday night. HIGHLIGHTS Ryley Risling scored the winner, two-minutes into overtime, as the Vees came all the way back from 3-0 down to take a Read More »