The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has announced details for the 2021 Showcase event, including dates, schedule, location and format.
This year’s BCHL Showcase will take place over five days from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 24 and will be held at the Chilliwack Coliseum.
Each team will play two games, one home and one away, in front of pro scouts and NCAA coaches.
“We are thrilled to bring our Showcase event back after a year off last year,” said BCHL Deputy Commissioner Steven Cocker. “Our league is all about exposure and giving our players the chance to show their skills in front of scouts so they can move on to the next level and achieve their hockey goals. Over the years, this event has proven to be a great way to get those conversations started.”
After co-hosting the event last year with Penticton, Chilliwack will be home to the entire event this year. Chilliwack has hosted the Showcase every year since it was first introduced in 2012.
“We are honoured to be hosting this prestigious event once again in our community,” said Barry Douglas, Vice President, Business Operations and Governor for the Chilliwack Chiefs. “The BCHL Showcase has been instrumental in providing a platform for BCHL players to be identified by college and professional scouts. We are grateful to host this event at a time when our hotels, restaurants, gas stations and other local businesses could use an economic boost.”
Fans will have the opportunity to attend games under whatever guidelines are in place from the Provincial Health Office at that time.
Ticketing information will be provided at a later date.
The league is expected to return to the Showcase Festival format in 2022-23, which will involve community events and fan activities and will see the event move to different communities across British Columbia.
BCHL Showcase Schedule
|Wednesday, Oct. 20||1:00 p.m.||Prince George||Wenatchee|
|4:00 p.m.||Salmon Arm||Coquitlam|
|Thursday, Oct. 21||10:00 a.m.||Wenatchee||Powell River|
|4:00 p.m.||Nanaimo||Salmon Arm|
|7:30 p.m.||Victoria||Prince George|
|Friday, Oct. 22||10:00 a.m.||Coquitlam||Nanaimo|
|1:00 p.m.||Powell River||Cranbrook|
|4:00 p.m.||West Kelowna||Victoria|
|Saturday, Oct. 23||10:00 a.m.||Surrey||Trail|
|1:00 p.m.||Cranbrook||Cowichan Valley|
|4:00 p.m.||Alberni Valley||West Kelowna|
|Sunday, Oct. 24||11:00 a.m.||Vernon||Alberni Valley|
|5:00 p.m.||Cowichan Valley||Merritt|
*All games will be played at Chilliwack Coliseum.