Q: Is there a monthly Room and Board Fee that teams charge?
A: No, BCHL teams provide room and board to out-of-town players. Billet families are provided by teams at no cost to the player.
Q: Are teams permitted to charge a TEAM REGISTRATION FEE?
A: Yes, The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) requires that all players playing in the BCHL Showcase pay a $100 per game played fee (to a maximum of $200) in order to participate in the Showcase. BCHL Teams may require carded players to pay a separate TEAM REGISTRATION FEE. The fee is administered at the teams’ discretion and is not to exceed $800.00. Teams choosing to administer a fee must do so to all players on their team and in compliance with NCAA Regulations. Fee refunds must be pro-rated with a schedule of refund amount to release date clearly spelt out on the team letterhead. Teams choosing to charge a TEAM REGISTRATION FEE must also submit to the league office a copy of the team form letter including the refund schedule. Individual player forms must be kept in the teams office and available upon league request.
Q: Are players provided cash allowances?
A: No, teams cannot provide players with cash allowances above room and board in order to maintain NCAA Eligibility. However, teams can however provide educational bursaries through scholarship funds etc.
Q: How many players can be on a BCHL Roster?
A: The BCHL Roster limit is 22 players at any time.
Q: What is an import player?
A: As of 2013, all Canadian citizens are eligible to play in any Junior A league as soon as they are age-eligible. Only American-born players are considered imports.
Q: Is there a limit as to how many imports a team can have?
A: Yes, a team may only have six import players on their roster at any one time.
Q: What equipment is provided to the player?
A: The BCHL has entered into a contract with Bauer Hockey Inc. The agreement is for three (3) years ending at the conclusion of the 2015-16 BCHL season. Specific compliance dates are:
Team Travel and other: