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BCHL grads in NCAA Spotlight this week

  January 8, 2020 NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. ECAC Rookie of the Week Ethan Leyh – Freshman – Quinnipiac University (Langley Rivermen) Leyh played a key role for the Bobcats this weekend, as they extend Read More »

CSSHL E15 – NAX and BWC in race for #1

    December 19, 2019 MIDGET E15 NAX and BWC lead the E15 division as the year winds down, with both teams leading by a considerable margin over the next group, Yale, West Van, Edge and Rink. NAX wrapped up their year last weekend with three straight wins, and have now played 26 games, posting Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – NAX and BWC battle for #1

    December 19, 2019 MIDGET PREP Northern Extreme regained the #1 spot at the top of the CSSHL’s Midget Prep division last weekend with three wins at home. NAX downed #13 IHA 5-4, #15 Banff 8-1, and #4 Edge 4-3, to take a one point lead, with 56, over BWC. BWC played just one Read More »

BWC E15 – Team Report – Split Wild Weekend

      December 15, 2019 MIDGET E15 The BWC E15s bounced back from a disastrous three period loss Friday night vs West Van, with a thrilling third period win vs St. Georges’ on Saturday. Both games were played at BWC. Friday, December 13, 8-4 West Van Win –  It was definitely Friday, the 13th Read More »


    December 13, 2019 MIDGET PREP BWC has edged into the lead at the top of the CSSHL’s top Midget Prep division, with three more wins in the past month. A month ago, they were just back of Northern Alberta Extreme with a game in hand. In contrast, NAX has been idle over the Read More »

BWC E15 – Team Report

December 13, 2019 MIDGET E15 The BWC E15 team are posting the best winning percentage in the CSSHL Midget Elite 15 division, at .783, and have lost just once in regular time, in 20 games played. But they find themselves in second place overall, behind Northern Alberta Extreme, who have played three more games. BWC’s Read More »


      December 13, 2019 MIDGET E15 As the E15 division approaches the end of the 2019 regular season, Northern Alberta Xtreme and Burnaby Winter Club, continue to lead the division, with NAX getting the nod in terms of both total points and a recent head to head win. NAX have played three more Read More »


      November 25, 2019 Delta Green Bantam Prep are off to a great start this year, with 14 wins in 16 games, and are six points up on second place West Van. West Van are the highest scoring team in the division so far, and are posting the highest GF-GA differential, at +81 Read More »


      November 25, 2019 MIDGET E15 Like the Midget Prep division, the two current leaders in the E15 division are Northern Alberta Xtreme and Burnaby Winter Club, long time rivals and teams that are often at or near the top of the division. So far this year, BWC is posting the best winning Read More »


    November 25, 2019 MIDGET PREP At not quite the halfway mark of the 36 game regular season, long time rivals Northern Alberta Extreme and Burnaby Winter Club are battling for the top spot in the CSSHL’s top Midget Prep Division. But it’s battle of opposites too, with NAX lighting it up on 107 Read More »

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 »

Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most Read More »

Fabbro notches a big first NHL goal

  April 9, 2019 It only took Nashville Predators rookie defenceman and Penticton Vees alum Dante Fabbro four games to pot his first NHL goal and he did it in one of the biggest games of the year for his new team. Down 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the last game of the regular 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 »

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 »

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 »

Vees lead division after home and home sweep vs Trail

  by Steve Kidd, Penticton Western News. After a scoreless first period the Penticton Vees belt up a three-nothing lead in the second against the Trail Smoke Eaters Saturday night, holding onto the lead for a 3-2 win and sweeping the weekend home and home. Related:Vees trump the Smoke Eaters 7-4 A scoreless first period Read More »

BCHL – Vees vs Eagles rematch gets testy

  November 26, 2018 Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees (18-7-1-2) and Surrey Eagles (7-23-0-1) looked like old division rivals Saturday night. A 4-1 Vees win featured a plethora of penalties and nearly a line brawl at the South Surrey Arena. David Silye threw the first huge hit of the night, launching Mack Gray over the 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 »