NCAA Roundup: Nesterenko, Evans earn Hockey East awards

Photo credit: UConn Athletic Communications (Evans) This week, two BCHL alums earned awards in Hockey East, including Player of the Week and top rookie honours. Hockey East Player of the Week Jonny Evans – Junior – University of Connecticut (Powell River Kings) Evans had four points in a pair of wins over New Hampshire last […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 21 (Dylan Playfair & Odeen Tufto)

After a three week break for the holidays, the BCHL Podcast is back with its first episode of 2021! Today’s episode is a special one as we interview Dylan Playfair who stars in the TV show Letterkenny and also happens to be a former Merritt Centennial. He sat down for a lengthy chat about growing […]

NCAA Roundup: 8 alums recognized with conference awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Ed Mailliard (Briere), Mady Salvani (Galambos) This week saw the highest number of former BCHL players rewarded with conference awards so far this year as six took home weekly honours and another two were recognized for their play in the month of December. Atlantic Hockey Player […]

32 BCHL alums listed on NHL rosters

After a 107-day layoff, the NHL opens its regular-season schedule tonight and 32 BCHL alumni are listed on NHL rosters across the league. This year is unique in many ways, but one significant change to roster formats is that each team is able to carry a taxi squad of five players who will practice and […]

Extension of PHO restrictions pushes BCHL season start to February

The BCHL has pushed the start of its regular season to the week of Feb. 8 after it was announced yesterday that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has extended current restrictions around team sports until Feb. 5. The league had planned to start in mid-January if restrictions were eased when the previous order expired as […]

NCAA Roundup: Kawaguchi and Hirose earn conference honours

College hockey is slowly getting back to play after the holidays and two more BCHL alums received conference awards this week, including a freshman who double dipped with a weekly and monthly recognition. NCHC Player of the Month (December) Jordan Kawaguchi – Senior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi tied for the NCHC […]

48 BCHL alums attending NHL training camps

The final two NHL teams announced their 2021 training camp rosters today and a total of 48 BCHL alumni will be participating in camps across the league. The highest amount of BCHL representation can be found on the Detroit Red Wings roster where five former players from the league are listed. Five other NHL teams […]

NCAA Roundup: BCHL alums sweep ECAC Hockey weekly awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (De Jong, Tufto), Justin Wolford/Colgate Athletics (Verboon) In the final edition of the NCAA Roundup for 2020, we highlight the BCHL alums who took home all three weekly awards in the ECAC Hockey conference. ECAC Hockey 1st Star of the Week Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto […]

COVID-19 Update: Dec. 30

On Monday, viaSPORT BC announced that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has made revisions to their most recent Order, including changes around restrictions on youth sports that were preventing nearly half of the league’s players from practicing with their teams. Prior to the revision, youth sports were permitted to continue under Phase 2 regulations, but […]

Letter from the Commissioner

Dear BCHL fans, First off, we want to thank you for your patience and for your continued support during this unusual and challenging time. The BC Hockey League Office and the Return to Play Task Force have been hard at work for the past nine months trying to come up with a plan to get […]