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BCHL – Round 2 – Mainland – Chiefs vs Spruce Kings

  March 11, 2019 Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs gets underway Friday.   Mainland Division   The #1 Chilliwack Chiefs, had to pull a rabbit out of the hat to defeat #4 Langley Rivermen. After going down 3-0, the Chiefs gutted out four straight to advance to Round 2. There wasn’t as much drama in Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Island – Grizzlies vs Kings

    March 11, 2019 All four BCHL Round 2 playoff matchups are now set. Here is the schedule for the Island division.   Island Division    The two top teams from the regular season will meet in Round 2 to determine who will move on from the Island division. The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first Read More »

BCHL Playoffs – Round 1 – Island – Grizzlies, Kings move on

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. Here’s how things played out on the Island.       Island Division Series 7: Grizzlies in 4 games The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first on the Island, with a 36-18-0-4 record and 76 points, and faced off against #4 Alberni Read More »

Two Vees alumni named to NCHC All-Rookie Team

  March 12, 2019 Two Penticton Vees alums have earned year-end honours in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Nebraska-Omaha forward Taylor Ward and North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel have both been named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Ward, who played three seasons with the Vees, finished with the second-most points 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 Playoff Matchups Set – Starts Friday

  February 26, 2019 Chiefs finish first overall BCHL teams wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Chilliwack Chiefs finishing as the league’s top team, posting a 42-15-1-0 record, and 85 points. The first round of the best-of-seven playoff series starts Friday. In the Island and Mainland Divisions, it will be the 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 »

Four PoE players return with IIHF U18 World Women’s gold

  January 14, 2019 Four Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes are returning home with gold medals. Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, BC), Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, AB), Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, AB), Rachel Weiss (Calgary, AB) and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team were 3-2 overtime winners over the United States in the gold medal game at the Read More »

New Major Bantam League for Lower Mainland and Okanagan

  December 11, 2018 BC Hockey has announced that seven Lower Mainland and Okanagan teams will be part of a Major Bantam AAA Pilot program to be launched for the coming 2019-2020 season. The program has been launched in response to the rapid expansion of the bantam prep and bantam varsity team divisions in the Read More »

Vipers lose another player to the WHL

      November 20, 2018 by Eric Walsh The Vernon Vipers have been hit by another Western Hockey League defection. Sebastian Streu is joining the Regina Pats, making him the third Viper to jump ship to a major junior squad. Streu was in this column for a better reason last week after being named 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 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 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 »

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 »

Vipers take Battle of Titans vs Vees

February 11, 2018 Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees (35-11-2-3) battled back twice to make it a one-goal game, but the Vernon Vipers (35-13-1-4) iced things with the only goal of the third period en route to a 5-2 Penticton loss at home. The Vipers win moves them into a tie for first place overall with 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 »

Vipers honor owner Duncan Wray, who passed suddenly last week

    January 14, 2018 by Roger Knox, Vernon Morning Star Just this past Saturday, The Morning Star had a chance to reminisce with Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray. It was at the Celebrate The Civic game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, the final Junior A game to be played in the Vernon Civic Read More »

Vipers Prokop named BCHL POW

December 18, 2017 Vernon Vipers forward Josh Prokop has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 17, the league announced Monday. Prokop totaled three goals and four assists in two games, helping the Vipers to a pair of wins on home ice. The hometown Vernon product had three assists 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 »