8 BCHL players listed by NHL Central Scouting

Photo credits: Darren Francis (Martino), Garrett James Photography (Johnson), Jack Murray (Bar) Even though the 2020 NHL Draft took place earlier this month, NHL Central Scouting has already released its initial Players to Watch list for the 2021 draft and there are eight BCHL players named. The list is separated into three categories, with A […]

BCHL postpones two games this weekend

The League office received notice this morning that one member of the Surrey Eagles has tested positive for COVID-19.  We immediately reached out to our Provincial Health Office (PHO) for direction as per our accepted plan and they have responded that Fraser Health will contact the team. At this point, the athlete has been placed […]

BCHL Podcast (Oct. 23, 2020)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Lapointe), Tami Quan (Stienburg) On the newest edition of the BCHL Podcasts, we talk with: Ryan Donald (Cranbrook Bucks) Greg Lapointe (Coquitlam Express) Matthew Stienburg (West Kelowna Warriors) Donald is the head coach and general manager of the expansion Bucks and he tells us about his team’s first win last […]

BCHL announces extended partnership with HeadCheck Health

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced today an extension of their partnership with HeadCheck Health concussion management and data collection system. Since partnering with HeadCheck in 2017, the BCHL has shifted all concussion identification, management and care onto their app and web system, including baseline testing and return-to-play protocols. “HeadCheck […]

BCHL alums find new homes in the NHL

With the NHL playoffs taking place from August to the end of September, that meant the offseason was delayed until early October. With little time to spare, the NHL held the 2020 entry draft on Oct. 6 and 7 and two days later the free agency window opened to signify the official start of the […]

BCHL Podcast: NHL Draft Recap

We wrap our 2020 NHL Draft coverage with interviews with all three players selected at this week’s draft. Guests include: Matteo Costantini (Penticton Vees) – selected in the fifth round by the Buffalo Sabres Ethan Bowen (Chilliwack Chiefs)  – selected in the seventh round by the Anaheim Ducks Kienan Draper (Chilliwack Chiefs) – selected in […]

3 BCHL players selected in 2020 NHL Draft

Three current BCHL players were selected on day two of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday. Penticton Vees forward Matteo Costantini was picked by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round, Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kienan Draper went to the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round and Chiefs forward Ethan Bowen was chosen by […]

BCHL History at the NHL Draft

Over the years, the BCHL has built a rich history of players being selected at the NHL Draft. From the first player from the league being selected in the 1975 draft to having three first-rounders in the same draft in 2016, the BCHL has had a presence on draft day for over 40 years. With […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography The 2020 NHL Entry Draft takes place this week with Round 1 tonight and Rounds 2 through 7 starting tomorrow morning. Like every year at the draft, there are plenty of BCHL players expected to be taken. Today we will take a look at the players ranked by NHL Central […]

NHL Draft Profile: Cade Alami

Cade Alami is in his second year of eligibility for the NHL Draft as well as his second season with the Surrey Eagles. In 2019-20, the 6-foot-7 defenceman was a rock for the Eagles, playing in all 58 regular-season games and all seven postseason contests. He had 13 points during the season and added a […]