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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 »

29 BCHL graduates on NHL opening night rosters

    October 3, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 29 BCHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league. Seventeen of the 31 NHL teams have at least one former BCHL player on the roster. The Nashville Predators have the most with four. Leading the way are the Penticton Vees Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 3

  October 2, 2018 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after third weekend of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Coquitlam Express caught up to the Chilliwack Chiefs on the weekend, and now both teams have league’s best winning records, with seven wins in Read More »

BCHL Update – September 28

  September 29, 2017 Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Friday’s games, halfway through the third weekend of the season, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. The Chilliwack Chiefs are the early leaders with the league’s best winning record, with six wins in eight games. Heading into Read More »

BCHL Showcase – ’03 + ’04 Bantam Prospects selected

    The BCHL is showcasing some  top young prospects as part of the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack this year. Top players identified from the BCHL Exposure Camp in May at the Richmond Olympic Oval have been selected and assigned to two teams that will compete against each other at Read More »

BCHL Update

  September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the BCHL after the first two weeks of play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. Reflecting the growing Eastern Canadian and American flavor of the league, three of the top five scoring leaders are from Quebec, and eight of 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 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 extinguishes fire in WK . . . Grimwood back as GM/head coach

      West Kelowna Warriors owner Kim Dobranski holds news conference and announces he has re-instated coach Geoff Grimwood after letting him go. Makes brief statement but refuses to take media questions. @GlobalOkanaganpic.twitter.com/v1cv3UMxpr — Klaudia Van Emmerik (@KlaudiaGlobal) September 6, 2018   September 7, 2018 by Gregg Drinnan, www.greggdrinnan.com Here’s hoping that the circus pulled 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 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 Exhibition Games underway

  August 23, 2018 BCHL teams across the province kicked off their 2018-2019 seasons this week, with main training camps getting underway, along with a series of exhibition games against local rivals, as coaches continue to assess their prospects and fine-tune rosters.   Here are a few highlights from some of last night’s preseason games. 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’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 »