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 […]

NHL Draft Profile: Talon Zakall

Merritt Centennials defenceman Talon Zakall broke out in a big way last year in his sophomore season in the BCHL. The 18-year-old jumped to 29 points compared to 10 in his rookie year. He especially stood out once he earned the opportunity to lineup on the team’s number-one defensive pair after the Centennials moved players […]

BCHL Podcast: Draft Preview Part 2

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL Podcast is back with Part 2 of our NHL Draft preview. Guests include: Trey Taylor (Vernon Vipers) Jackson Glassford (Alberni Valley Bulldogs) Cade Alami (Surrey Eagles) Kyler Kovich (Nanaimo Clippers) Subscribe and listen on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SoundCloud Our NHL Draft coverage is powered […]

NHL Draft Profile: Jackson Glassford

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Jackson Glassford stood out in his rookie season in the BCHL. The 6-foot-4 keeper had a 12-7-0 record and a .915 save percentage last year before getting injured and missing the final month of the season. Glassford is back to 100 per cent and ready to go for his second campaign […]