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BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at Read More »

Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

BCHL – Vernon take 3-1 series lead over Wenatchee

    April 4, 2019 The Vernon Vipers are one win away from securing a spot in the BCHL Fred Page Cup championship series, after shutting out the Wenatchee Wild 3-0 last night. A goal each period and 16 saves by Aidan Porter were the keys to the Vipers home ice win that gives Vernon Read More »

BCHL – PG head to Championships, sweep Victoria

    April 3, 2019 Last season, Prince George Spruce Kings captain Kyle Johnson sent his team to the Fred Page Cup Finals with an overtime goal in Game 5 over the Powell River Kings. One year later, the captain did it again. This time it was Ben Poisson vs the Victoria Grizzlies, ending Game Read More »

BCHL Final 4 ready to roll

  March 26, 2019 by Jesse Adams THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS ARE SET IN THE BCHL PLAYOFFS WITH A SPOT IN THE FRED PAGE CUP FINAL ON THE LINE After a pair of Game 7s last night, the final four teams in the BCHL Playoffs are set as the Prince George Spruce Kings will play Read More »

BCHL Grizzlies take down Kings in Game 7

    by Brian Drewry / Times Colonist March 25, 2019 The two Victoria Grizzlies with the most Game 7 experience showed everyone how it’s done Monday night in front of 1,992 boisterous fans at The Q Centre. And now the Grizzlies have a ticket to the B.C. Hockey League’s final four. Third-year Grizzlies Carter Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Interior – Caps vs Wild, Smokies vs Vipers

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. There were two huge upsets in the Interior, with both the #1 Penticton Vees and #2 Merritt Centennials eliminated by lower seeds. Here’s the schedule and matchups for Round 2.   Interior Division   The Cowichan Capitals came into round Read More »

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 »

Newhook named BCHL PoW back to back

  February 12, 2019   Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10, the league announced Monday. After earning his first Player of the Week honour last week, Newhook was even better this week, putting up nine points in three home games, including Read More »

Four North Van D-men crack NHL mid-terms

          January 22, 2019 Four North Vancouver d-men have cracked the NHL mid-term rankings for North American skaters, in advance of the 2019 NHL draft. Gianni Fairbrother (9.30.00), a sophomore with the Everett Silvertips, is ranked #85. Fairbrother is posting 6G-24 points for the Tips, on the coat-tails of another North Read More »

BCHL PoW – Carter Berger continues strong play

  Victoria Grizzlies defencemen Carter Berger continues to light it up in the BCHL. He was awarded Player of Week again this week, after posting 7G-1A in four games, and being named first star three times. All four games were played at home. He scored once in the December 29  game vs Nanaimo, his first Read More »

USA downs Russia 2-0 for World Junior A Gold

    December 17, 2018 by Justin La Rose BONNYVILLE– Isaiah Saville turned aside all 25 shots he faced, Bobby Brink and Trevor Janicke provided the offence and the United States claimed gold at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-0 win over Russia on Sunday. It’s the eighth gold medal at the tournament Read More »

Canada West wins Bronze vs Czech

  December 17, 2018   BONNYVILLE– Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday. After suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, Team Canada West rebounded in the bronze Read More »

Canada West drops games to Russia and Czech

  December 13, 2018 GAME 4, 5-4 SO CZECH REPUBLIC Canada West now 2-2-0 at World Junior A Challenge by Justin Rose After being blanked by the Russians 3-0 on Wednesday, Canada West fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic Thursday night at the RJ Lalonde Arena, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The loss was Read More »

Canada West opens with two wins at World Jr. A Challenge

December 11, 2018 Canada West is off to great start at the World Junior A Challenge which kicked off in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday. In game 1 Sunday, the team defeated Team USA in a rematch of last year’s gold medal game. Alex Newhook, the Newfoundland star who plays for the Victoria Grizzlies, eventually won it Read More »

7 BC players make cut for Canada West World Jr. A team

  December 5, 2018 Seven BC players lead the contingent of 22 Junior A players selected for Team Canada West, announced by Hockey Canada today. The team will open competition in the 2018 World Junior A Challenge vs Team USA in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday, December 9. The BC players include four forwards: Harrison Blaisdell Read More »

10 BC players on World Jr. A Canada West Camp Roster

  December 2, 2018 Ten BC-born players are among a group of 44 invitees who will gather in Calgary from Dec. 3-5 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park for the Team Canada West selection camp. The players will participate in games and practices before departing for Bonnyville on Dec. 6. The players Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 11 – Tight race atop two divisions

    November 26, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 11.      Island Division – Grizzlies stay on top – Kings win 3 straight It was more of the same on the Island this weekend, with the leading Victoria Grizzlies still on top with a sizable lead over #2 Powell River, Read More »