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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 »

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 »

Team West takes CJHL Prospects contest

  January 23, 2018 Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game crown vs. Team East Okotoks Oilers’ (AJHL) Austin Wong tallies twice in 5-2 win MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Austin Wong (Okotoks Oilers, AJHL) tallied twice, including the game-winner, to help propel Team West to a 5-2 triumph over Team East Tuesday evening to capture Read More »

10 BCHLers named to Central Scouting mid-terms

  January 23, 2017 Calgary, Alberta Twenty players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League earned spots on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft this June in Dallas, Texas, including ten from BCHL teams. The group features 17 CJHL skaters along with three goaltenders. Topping the CJHL contingent among North American Read More »

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 »

Midget Rankings – CSSHL-BCMML

CSSHL-BCMML, PCAHA MIDGET RANKINGS January 1, 2018 CSSHL-BCMML Hockey Hub BC Midget AAA Rankings presented here rank CSSHL Midget Prep and BCMML teams together, based solely on winning percentage in regular season league play, at January 1, 2018. As no interlocking tournament play is scheduled this year, no attempt has been made to rank on Read More »

Eagles Burgart commits to Quinnipiac

  December 19, 2017 Camden, Connecticut Quinnipiac picked up its second commitment of the night on Monday. Less than an hour after the verbal commitment of Jack Silich, the Bobcats tapped back into Western Canada with the commitment of 1998 center Desi Burgart of the Surrey Eagles in the British Columbia Hockey League. Burgart is 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 »

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 »

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 »

Surrey Eagles down PG Spruce Kings 4-1

  September 30, 2017 Prince George didn’t get the start to their current three-game road trip that they wanted, losing by a score of 4-1 to the Surrey Eagles. Goaltender Evan DeBrouwer drops his second-straight start between the pipes, making 29 saves on 33 shots, while Surrey’s Daniel Davidson stopped 14 shots in the contest. Read More »

BCHL main camps getting underway

  August 21, 2017 Main training camps for all 17 BCHL clubs opened today, with exhibition games starting Wednesday. Returning players and hopefuls have reported to their respective communities and will begin competition for the last few spots available on the rosters. All on-ice training camp activities are open to the public and fans are Read More »

BC Hockey U16 2002 Shortlist

  July 24, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

No PCAHA Bantam Zone Teams for 2017-2018

  March 10, 2017 After months of speculation, it’s now official, there will be no Bantam Zone teams in the PCAHA – at least for 2017-2018. In a letter addressed to MHA presidents yesterday, PCAHA president, Lynne Kiang, reported the results of the second vote on the matter. Two options were on the ballot. The Read More »

PCAHA Bantam A1 Quarter-finals set

      February 16, 2017 The third round, quarter-final matchups for the PCAHA Bantam A playoffs are now set. After #6 seeded Chilliwack’s 5-2 win over #11 Vancouver Thunderbirds February 15, the first to four points quarter-finals will feature the following: Quarter-Finals #1 BWC vs #9 Semiahmoo, starts Sat. Feb. 18, at BWC, 5:30 pm. Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Rankings, BWC finish #1, 20-0-0

February 10, 2017 Here are Hockey Hub’s rankings of PCAHA bantam teams at the end of the 2016-2017 regular season. Sportsmanship points have been removed from the PCAHA calculations, and winning percentage used as the primary metric to determine rankings within PCAHA flights. In the case of a tie, most wins, head to head and Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rankings, Abby finish #1

February 10, 2017 PCAHA Peewee Team Rankings – End 2016-2017 Season Here are the Hockey Hub rankings for the PCAHA Peewee divisions at the end of the regular season. Rankings are based solely on PCAHA league play. Sportsmanship points have been removed and rankings based on winning percentage as the first tie-breaker, and goal differential Read More »

Mid-season PCAHA Bantam Rankings – BWC, NSWC, Burnaby Top 3

  December 26, 2916 Here are Hockey Hub’s rankings of PCAHA bantam teams after the first half of the 2016-2017 regular season. Sportsmanship points have been removed, and winning percentage used as the primary metric within PCAHA flights, as first step in determining rankings. In most flights, two or three of the top ranked teams from lower Read More »

60 Team Canada West Jr. A invitees: by age

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. A total of 60 players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. By birth year, the invitees look like this: 1997s – 20 (19 year olds) 1998s – 30 1999s Read More »

25 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West camps

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. Sixty players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. Sixteen forwards, seven defencemen, and two goalies from the BCHL will be trying out for their chance to play for Read More »

BCHL Exhibition game results

  Friday, September 2: Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 – Alberni Valley Bulldogs 6 (2 goals each for ‘Dogs’ Kyle Kaufman and Tristan Bukovec) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) 1 – Prince George Spruce Kings 10 (2 goals for Travis Schneider) Trail Smoke Eaters 0 – Penticton Vees 7 (5 assists for Mitch Meek) Surrey Eagles 2 Read More »

BCHL open camps, ex-games, billet call

August 18, 2016 The offseason is officially over. BCHL training camps open Monday all over the province with several exhibition games scheduled for later in the week (see below). A number of the ex-games will be available on FASTHockey pay-per-view. To create your own account – CLICK HERE. The league is also reaching out to families in BCHL communities to Read More »

Prince George Cougars Bantam Draft Picks

  It was a historic day for the Prince George Cougars who added nine more players to the fold on Thursday at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. For the first time ever the Cougars selected ninth overall, and for the first time ever the Cougars selected a goaltender with their first round pick. Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Read More »

120 Bantam hopefuls set for U16 Team BC Tryouts

    April 11, 2016 BC Hockey’s annual U16 team selection process gets underway April 20-24 at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, with 120 graduating bantam players invited to the camp to compete for an opportunity to play on Team BC this fall. Players were invited to the camp based on their performance with Read More »

Four BC players named to Team Canada U18 roster

  April 10, 2016 A total of  23 players have been selected to take part in Canada’s National Men’s U18 Team Pre-Competition Camp in Winnipeg, Manitoba in preparation for the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship,April 14 – 24, 2016. Four (4) BC players were invited: Dante Fabbro, Coquitlam, Penticton Vees (BCHL) Tyson Jost, Kelowna, Penticton Vees Read More »