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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 »

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 »

BCHL: Stevenson and Dumba leaving Surrey Eagles

  November 20. 2018 Here’s an overview of trades in the BCHL over the past 30 days. Most recently two players leaving Surrey Eagles – Kyle Dumba (98-G) to Victoria Grizzles, and Chase Stevenson (99-F) to Trail. Dumba, a native of Calgary, played 12 games with Surrey this year, registering a .876 save percentage and Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 9 – Chiefs, Grizzlies, Cents leading

    November 13, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 9.      Island Division – Grizzlies and Kings increase lead on pack   There was little change in the standings of the Island division from a week ago. The Victoria Grizzlies still hold a five point lead over #2 Powell River Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 8 – Chiefs, Grizzlies, Warriors leading

    November 4, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 8.      Mainland Division – Chiefs still on top, Spruce Kings and Express in pursuit The line of Kevin Wall, Skyler Brind’Amour, and Matt Holmes combined for 14 points to lead the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 7 – Chiefs still #1

    October 28 2018 Here’s a quick look at the BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 7.     Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top The league leading Chilliwack Chiefs maintained their three point lead over Coquitlam Express in the Mainland Division, with 2W and 1L on the Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 6 – Chiefs still on top

    October 22, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Week 6 of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and Top 20 goalies. Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top The Chilliwack Chiefs, who lead the league overall, with a 13-5-0-0 record, Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 5 – Chiefs on top

    October 15, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after the fifth weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and Top 20 goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs are hanging on to first place overall and still hold a narrow two point lead over the Coquitlam Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 4

    October 9, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after fourth weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs edged back into first place overall on the weekend, and now lead the Coquitlam Express 18 pts to 16 pts, and Read More »

137 WHL grads on NHL rosters – 35 from BC

  October 4, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 137 WHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league, including 35 BC-born or raised players. All 31 NHL teams have rostered at least one WHL Alum, with the Edmonton Oilers on top with eight players listed. The Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, New Read More »

7 BCHLers on NHL “Players to Watch” list

    October 3, 2018 In their initial list of Players to Watch ahead of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Central Scouting has included seven current BCHL players among 16 overall from the CJHL. Central Scouting grades draft prospects as A (first-round candidate), B (second- or third-round candidate), or C (fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round candidate). Read More »