The BCHL announced several changes to its schedule today along with travel procedures for visiting teams playing in Wenatchee.
With the land border closed for Canadians traveling south to the U.S., the league has introduced a plan that will see visiting teams fly into Washington State and return back across the land border.
Players and staff traveling across the border will follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including providing a negative test before crossing into the U.S. and before returning to Canada.
Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey were originally scheduled to play one-off away games in Wenatchee and will now make those games up amongst each other. Those four home games will not be made up for the Wild, which means they will play 50 games this year instead of 54.
Due to the unbalanced schedule caused by these changes, the BCHL regular-season standings will be determined by point percentage rather than total points.
To accommodate this travel process, the following changes have been made to the schedule:
|Nov. 10 – Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna||Mar. 17 – Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna|
|Nov. 13 – Merritt @ Wenatchee||Dec. 16 – Merritt @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 8 – Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee||Nov. 28 – Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 10 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 27 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 15 – West Kelowna @ Merritt||Jan. 5 – West Kelowna @ Merritt|
|Jan. 5 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 28 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 15 – Cranbrook @ Wenatchee||Mar. 6 – Cranbrook @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 26 – Trail @ Wenatchee||Mar. 17 – Trail @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 28 – Vernon @ Penticton||Feb. 9 – Vernon @ Penticton|
|Jan. 29 – Penticton @ Vernon||Feb. 27 – Penticton @ Vernon|
|Feb. 4 – West Kelowna @ Wenatchee||Nov. 11 – West Kelowna @ Wenatchee|
|Feb. 16 – Wenatchee @ Vernon||Feb. 15 – Wenatchee @ Vernon|
|Feb. 19 – Vernon @ Wenatchee||Feb. 17 – Vernon @ Wenatchee|
|Feb. 23 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 29 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Mar. 16 – Merritt @ Trail||Nov. 10 – Merritt @ Trail|
The added games for Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey will be announced in the coming days.
Click here to view the full updated schedule.