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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 New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  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 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 Playoffs – Wetanchee take first two at home vs Trail

      March 31, 2018 by Arch Ecker The Wenatchee Wild and Trail Smoke Eaters traded chances, and traded goals for the first two and a half periods of Game Two on Saturday night before the Wild cemented a 4-2 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven BCHL Interior Conference Final Series. Read More »

Vernon Peewee Tier 2 Provincial Champs

  March 24, 2018 Greater Vernon are this year’s Peewee T2 Provincial Champions, after posting a near perfect 5-0-1 record, and downing Greater Trail 10-2 in the final, hosted at North Shore Winter Club. The big Vernon squad dominated the scoreboard in all but their opener, a 3-3 tie against host, and eventual fourth place, 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

10 BCHLers head to CJHL Showcase

  January 18, 2018 The annual CJHL Prospects Game is less than a week away and as usual, there will be a ton of BCHL talent taking part. The 2018 game will be played in Mississagua, Ont. at Port Credit Memorial Arena, home of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Mississauga Chargers. In all, 10 BCHL Read More »

BCHL races: Vipers on top, but it’s tight

  January 18, 2018 The BCHL is nearing the three-quarters mark of its 58 game regular season schedule, with tight races for first place in all three league conferences. The Vernon Vipers of the Interior division are in the best shape, holding five point lead on #2 Wenatchee, while the Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Read More »

BCHL Trades – Recent moves

    January 15, 2018 Here’s a recap recent moves in the BCHL prior to trade deadline last week. 10-Jan-18 The Surrey Eagles have transferred the CJHL playing rights to Dominic Dumas(99)(F) and future considerations to the Georgetown Raiders of the OJHL in exchange for the CJHL playing rights to Mario Cavaliere(97)(G) 10-Jan-18 The Surrey 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 »

Vipes and Vees lead BCHL, but lots of tight races in play

December 5, 2017 Current BCHL Standings: The Interior Division Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees are duking it out for top honors in the BCHL, as the only two teams with a +.700 winning percentage so far. The Vees are three points back of the first place Vipers, but have four games in hand at the 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 »