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BCHL Update – Week 4

    October 9, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after fourth weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs edged back into first place overall on the weekend, and now lead the Coquitlam Express 18 pts to 16 pts, and Read More »

137 WHL grads on NHL rosters – 35 from BC

  October 4, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 137 WHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league, including 35 BC-born or raised players. All 31 NHL teams have rostered at least one WHL Alum, with the Edmonton Oilers on top with eight players listed. The Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, New Read More »

7 BCHLers on NHL “Players to Watch” list

    October 3, 2018 In their initial list of Players to Watch ahead of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Central Scouting has included seven current BCHL players among 16 overall from the CJHL. Central Scouting grades draft prospects as A (first-round candidate), B (second- or third-round candidate), or C (fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round candidate). Read More »

29 BCHL graduates on NHL opening night rosters

    October 3, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 29 BCHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league. Seventeen of the 31 NHL teams have at least one former BCHL player on the roster. The Nashville Predators have the most with four. Leading the way are the Penticton Vees Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 3

  October 2, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after third weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Coquitlam Express caught up to the Chilliwack Chiefs on the weekend, and now both teams have league’s best winning records, with seven wins in Read More »

BCHL Update – September 28

  September 29, 2017 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Friday’s games, halfway through the third weekend of the season, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs are the early leaders with the league’s best winning record, with six wins in eight games. Heading into Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase results

  September 23, 2018   The seventh Bauer BCHL Showcase got underway Thursday at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack with six games on the agenda, and then added six more Friday and five Saturday. Here are the results (scroll down to see current standings):   Saturday, Sept. 22 Chilliwack Chiefs – 2 @ Wenatchee Wild – Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase starts today

  September 20, 2018   The seventh Bauer BCHL Showcase begins today at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack with six games on the agenda starting with a 10 a.m. matchup between the Penticton Vees and Surrey Eagles. There are six games on the slate for today, six more on Friday and six Saturday starting with the Prospects Game Read More »

BCHL Update

  September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the BCHL after the first two weeks of play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. Reflecting the growing Eastern Canadian and American flavor of the league, three of the top five scoring leaders are from Quebec, and eight of Read More »

BCHL Weekend Wrap

    September 17, 2018   Seventeen games were played in the BCHL this past weekend, wrapping up week two of the new season. At the end of the weekend, three teams were still undefeated. Leading the pack are the Prince George Spruce Kings with 4 wins, followed by Trail Smoke Eaters with 3 plus Read More »

BCHL Friday Night

    September 15, 2018   Eight games were played last night in the BCHL, in the second weekend of regular season play. Here’s a quick recap of the results:   Coquitlam 3 – Prince George 5 Coquitlam Express (1-2-0-0) vs Prince George Spruce Kings (3-0-0-0) – Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George. PG remains undefeated Read More »

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 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 Kicks off Season Friday with 7 games

  September 7, 2018 The British Columbia Hockey League kicks off it’s new season Friday night with seven games. The action continues with another seven games Saturday. A single game Sunday wraps up the opening weekend. Here’s the schedule. Sep. 7 Alberni Valley – Cowichan Valley – Island Savings Centre 7:00 pm PDT Sep. 7 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 Playoffs – Powell River hangs on with Game 3 OT win

    April 2, 2018 Ben Berard scored his third overtime game-winning goals of the playoffs, lifting the Powell River Kings to an extremely important 3-2 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Prince George now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. The home side got off to the start they wanted, getting goals 14 Read More »

BCHL Semi-final Matchups Set

  March 26, 2018 The semi-final matchups of the BCHL Championship playoffs are now set. The Trail Smoke Eaters downed the #1 seed Penticton Vees 4-2 Monday in Penticton to take the series in seven games. Trail will now face the Wenatchee Wild in the Interior series playoff. Wenatchee downed Vernon in six to advance, 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 »

Spruce Kings increase lead at top of Mainland division

    February 11, 2018 Ethan de Jong’s offensive wizardry was on full display Saturday night as the Prince George Spruce Kings once again disposed of the visiting Coquitlam Express by  5-1 score at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. His three-point night led the charge as the home-side scored five consecutive enroute to the victory. Read More »

BCHL’s Grisdale hangin’ em up

  February 6, 2018 After 15 years on the job, this will be the final season for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL. Grisdale is the first person to have taken on the title of commissioner and he has held the league’s top job longer than any person in league history. He succeeded Ron Boileau, who was league president, Read More »

BCHL races: Spruce Kings and Vees make gains

  February 4, 2018 There are just eight or nine games left in the regular season for BCHL teams – and there have been some notable changes in the lay of the land from two weeks ago, particularly in the Mainland and Interior divisions. Mainland – Spruce Kings jump up Two weeks ago in the Read More »