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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 »

BCHLers at top of NCAA National Award Winners

March 6, 2020 Another week, another award for Victoria Grizzlies alum Alex Newhook, but this time on a national scale. Plus, Alberni Valley Bulldogs grad Keaton Mastrodonato gets his name on a pair of conference awards and two other BC natives are recognized for the second time this year.   National Player of the Month/Rookie Read More »

BCHL – Vees take out WK in 5 with OT winner

  March 4, 2020     Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. West Kelowna Read More »

BCHL – Cowichan Valley eliminate Powell River in 5

  March 6, 2020 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 2 Powell River Kings – 1 (OT) Matthew Crasa’s fourth of the playoffs tied the game in the final minute and Luc Wilson’s power-play goal in overtime clinched the series as the Cowichan Valley Capitals beat the Powell River Kings 2-1 to win their opening-round series in 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 »

BCHL – Playoff Game Recaps

    March 1, 2020 Cowichan up 2-0 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Matchups Set, Final Scoring stats

  February 24, 2020 The BCHL regular season wrapped up over the weekend, and the matchups are all set for the 2019-20 Shaw BCHL Playoffs. The first round will consist of eight best-of-seven series in the Interior, Island and Mainland Divisions. Teams have the option to choose a 2-2-1-1-1 format or a 2-3-2 based on Read More »

Canucks Babych and Lumme to Kitimat for BCHL Road Show

  February 10, 2020 The BCHL and LNG Canada have teamed up with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni for a Road Show event in Kitimat, this coming weekend. The Road Show will feature the defending Fred Page Cup Champion Prince George Spruce Kings and their Mainland Division rivals the Langley Rivermen playing a pair of games Read More »

Coquitlam’s Rizzo looking forward to next steps

  February 3, 2020 Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo is coming off the most frustrating year of his young career. Last year, 2018-19, was his draft year, but he spent the majority of it rehabbing major injuries. “Everybody wants to get drafted and play in the NHL,” said Rizzo. “It was pretty frustrating, having to Read More »

BCHL – New team, two conferences for 2020-21

  February 3, 2020 The BCHL will be changing shape next season, after the BCHL Board of Governors approved a new configuration at its semi-annual meeting on January 23. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams Read More »

2012 Penticton Vees to BC Hockey Hall of Fame

    January 28, 2020 The BC Hockey Hall of Fame announced Monday that the 2012 Penticton Vees will be part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class to be inducted on July 24 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The 2012 Vees had a historic season that year, posting a 54-4-2 record during their 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 »

Musa leading BCHL Energy Player of the Game ranks

    January 13, 2020 It’s a tight race at the top of the BCHL’s FortisBC Energy Player of the Game rankings. Forward Joseph Musa of the Langley Rivermen, a native of Orange Park, Florida, with 7 notches, is one game up on three others – Brandan Dent (F, Nanaimo Clippers, Prince George), Logan Terness Read More »

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 »

CSSHL MIDGET PREP

    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 »

CSSHL E15

      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 »

CSSHL BANTAM PREP

      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 »

CSSHL E15

      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 »

CSSHL MIDGET PREP

    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 »