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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 »

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 »

Mussio sells PJHL Ice Hawks acquires BCHL Clippers

  November 12, 2017 BCHL release: The Nanaimo Clippers announced Friday the sale of their franchise has been completed and that Vancouver businessman and lawyer Wes Mussio is the team’s new majority owner. Mussio is a partner at the law firm of Mussio Goodman and is also the part owner of Backroad Mapbooks, the largest Read More »

BCHL – Sunday Recaps – Trail and Vernon jump ahead

  November 5, 2017 Interior division Trail Smoke Eaters and Vernon Vipers are starting to separate themselves from the pack, at the top of the British Columbia Hockey League, with 33 and 31 points respectively. Both teams have just 4 losses in 21 starts, though Vernon have three ties in the mix and are two Read More »

Danton Heinen notches first two NHL goals

  October 27, 2017 Just four seasons removed from being the captain of the Surrey Eagles, Danton Heinen now has two NHL goals under his belt and has been one of the most productive forwards on the Boston Bruins. The Langley native got his first NHL goal Thursday night and added another later as he Read More »

Stapley BCHL Player of the Week

  October 30, 2017 Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29, the league announced Monday. Stapley scored four goals in Vernon’s two home wins over the weekend. On Friday, he scored a first period power play goal to give the Vipers a Read More »

T. Crozier commits to Brown

  October 29, 2017 Though the season is still relatively new, it’s already been full of highlights for Tristan Crozier and he can add another to the list as he’s committed to an NCAA Div. I program for next season. Already having welcomed his younger brother Max to the Nanaimo Clippers this season, scoring an Read More »

BCHL – Sunday Recaps – lots of parity so far

  October 29, 2017   With 12 of the BCHL’s 17 teams within six points of each other, the current season is shaping up to be a real battle among equals for top billing. Here’s a recap of Sunday games, scroll down to see current standings.   Nanaimo 4 – Powell River 0 Taz Burman Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps – Standings, Leaders

  October 23, 2017 Recaps of games played Saturday, October 22. Scroll down for current standings.   Surrey 5 – Vernon 4 Ryan Brushett scored a hat trick for the Surrey Eagles, including the equalizing and winning goals in the third period, to lead his team to a 5-4 road win over his former club Read More »

BCHL – Wild down Vees 4-2

    October 22, 2017   Wenatchee, WA: The Penticton Vees (9-2-0-1) held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes Saturday night, but the Wenatchee Wild (9-5-1-0) scored three unanswered goals en route to the 4-2 win. Adam Scheel made is best save of the night in the opening few minutes of the first period. After Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps

  October 21, 2017 Penticton 4 – Merritt 1 Held scoreless and trailing by a goal through 40 minutes, the Penticton Vees exploded for four goals in the third period to earn a 4-1 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Neither team scored in the first and Merritt’s Bradley Cocca put the Cents ahead with Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps

  October 14, 2017 Merritt 3 – Wentachee 2 Jacob Berger made 45 saves, including 17 of 18 in the third period, allowing the Merritt Centennials to take a 3-2 win in Wenatchee over the Wild. Alex Bourhas opened the scoring for the Cents in the first and when Sam Morton tied it for Wenatchee Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps – Lots of OT and 1G games!

  October 14, 2017 Penticton 3 – Merritt 2 OT After a pair of late goals by Jonny Tychonick to set the stage for overtime, Grant Cruikshank scored the winner in the extra session for 3-2 Penticton Vees win over the host Merritt Centennials. There was no scoring in the first and Merritt’s Colten Gerlib Read More »

BCHL – Game Recaps

  October 8, 2017 Here are recaps from Saturday games in the BCHL. Scroll down for current standings. PG Spruce Kings 4 – Surrey Eagles 3 Layton Ahac’s goal at 14:26 of the third was the only goal of the final frame and was the winner for the Prince George Spruce Kings in a 4-3 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 »

BCHL – Early Standings & Leaders

  October 6, 2017 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the BCHL, prior to the upcoming weekend games. Plus a look at the early scoring leaders. With the exception of the Penticton Vees, most teams have now played eight or nine games. The defending champion Vees have only played five – and are Read More »

Salmon Arm derail Express 5-3

  September 30, 2017 The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won their third consecutive game with a 5-3 victory at home over the Coquitlam Express (0-5-1-0) Friday night, their first win of the season on home ice. First period Backs captain Grayson Constable opened the scoring just 4:05 into the game, with helpers from Marcus Mitchell and Read More »

Penticton Vees edge WK Warriors 2-1 in home opener

  September 30, 2017   Penticton, BC After missing the first four games of the regular season, Grant Cruikshank made his presence known in the home opener for the Penticton Vees (5-0-0-0) as he scored the game-winning goal in the third period of the 2-1 win over the West Kelowna Warriors (4-3-0-0). Before puck drop, Read More »

16 year old Alex Newhook BCHL PoW

  September 26, 2017   Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 24, the league announced Monday. Newhook picked up six assists in two games at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, helping the Grizzlies to two wins. The product of St. John’s, N.L. drew Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase a big success – 200 scouts attend

  September 26, 2017   It’s back to business as usual in the BCHL starting Tuesday following last week’s Bauer BCHL Showcase event, which was the most successful in the six years it has been held. A record number of college and professional scouts registered for this year’s Showcase and altogether, there were well over Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Day 4

  September 23, 2017 Day four of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Three more games are scheduled for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. Here’s a wrap up of games played so far:   Saturday, September 21, 4 games Penticton Vees – 6 Chilliwack Chiefs – Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase – 11 games complete, wrap-ups

  September 23, 2017 Day three of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Four more games are scheduled for today and for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. All games are at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. The event is billed as an opportunity for fans in the Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – game recaps

  September 21, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase got underway yesterday. All BCHL teams are facing off in Chilliwack during the event, giving scouts and local Lower Mainland fans an opportunity to see all teams over four days of action. Here are game results so through mid-day of Day 2. Langley Rivermen – 4 Merritt Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – 17 games over 4 days

  September 20, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase is underway again this year, as all BCHL teams compete in one venue, before hundreds of pro and college scouts, over a four day span. This year’s event will once again take place in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre beginning Wednesday September 2oth. The hometown Chilliwack Chiefs will Read More »

BCHL weekend recap

  September 17, 2017 Here are summaries of BCHL game action over the weekend, along with league standings (scroll to end) to date. Most teams have played three or four games so far, though defending champion Penticton Vees have only played two. Powell River, Vernon and Prince George have opened the early divisional leads.   Read More »

WHL pre-season underway

  September 9, 2017 By Robert Murray A nine-game schedule Friday in Western Hockey League pre-season action brought teams a day closer to the regular season while the battle for roster spots and starting jobs continued across the league.   Portland Winterhawks (8) at Kootenay ICE (3) Portland (3-2-0-0) // Kootenay (0-2-0-0) The Winterhawks’ offence Read More »

BCHL season opens

  September 9, 2017 The BCHL got underway last night – here are the recaps from Day 1.   Surrey 5-4 OT vs Langley Despite falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Surrey Eagles rallied and wound up getting the OT winner from newly acquired Ryan Brushett in a 5-4 home win over Read More »