Vipers’ Ikkala spreads love for the game across the Pacific

It all started with a sign posted at Okanagan College that sought volunteers to be 'communication partners' with exchange students. Cody Ikkala saw the sign-up board last year while he was taking some classes and decided it was something he would try. He ended up having so much fun that he signed up again this […]

Chiefs and McDonald’s team up for PuCKS

The Langley Chiefs have teamed up with McDonald's Restaurants to help raise funds for the PuCKS Foundation, which helps give under-privileged children the opportunity to participate in Canda's favourite winter sport. On Sunday, February 15th, Langley Chiefs players and staff will be at the Walnut Grove and Langley City McDonald's restaurents from 8am until 11am signing autographs and […]

Leadership, offence and grit defines Chiefs’ captain

Make no mistake about it; Langley Chiefs defenceman Jessie Tresierra is more than willing to drop the gloves. The only thing is, that’s no longer his main role with the team. “I think he’s moved on from that,” said Langley Chiefs coach and general manager Harvey Smyl. “We certainly don't want him doing that. We […]

Read to Succeed a big hit for Powell River Kings

Powell River, BC – February 3, 2009 – First Insurance and the Powell River Kings Junior A Hockey Club have worked together over the past few months to promote reading at seven of the community's local public, Catholic and Christian grade schools. The Powell River Kings have been reading at local students every Tuesday since October. […]

Surrey’s Tartaglione named Player of the Week

Surrey Eagles goaltender Tommy Tartaglione has been named the BC Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week of January 26th to February 1st, the league announced Monday.In three starts last week, Tartaglione compiled a 2-1 record with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .949 save-percentage. In two games — in Burnaby on Tuesday, […]

Vipers lend a helping hand to Wendy’s Dreamlift Day

Celebrating its 15th season, Wendy’s Dreamlift Day is a highly anticipated annual event for the residents of British Columbia's Thompson/Okanagan/Shuswap region. Every year the Vipers are invited out to the annual event to put in a few hours of work. This year Chris Crowell, Braden Pimm, Bryce Kakoske, Cole Ikkala, Graeme Gordon and Ryan Sanatana […]

The road to the RBC Royal Bank Cup begins

The countdown is on, with less than 100 days to go until the first puck drops at the 2009 RBC Cup. With the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) trade deadline passed, rosters are now set for all 143 teams from coast to coast as they all hope to earn one of the four spots available […]

BCHL releases Student Athlete Handbook

The British Columbia Hockey League today announced the release of its 2009 Parent Handbook for the College-Bound Student Athlete.The handbook, which will serve as a resource for current and prospective BCHL players, provides in-depth information on the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), and the Alberta Collegiate Athletics Conference (ACAC).The handbook is available for […]

Spruce Kings and Mills an age-old rivarly

Editor's note: Ahead of Saturday's BCHL Game of the Week between the Millionaires and Spruce Kings, Ron Gallo takes a look back at the decades-old rivarly between the league's two northern-most teams.I haven't really spent much time this season discussing the teams based in the northern section of the British Columbia Hockey League, but have […]

Five BCHLers on latest Central Scouting list

Surrey Eagles forward Spencer Bennett highlights a list of five BC Hockey League prospects listed by NHL Central Scouting on the organiztion's 2009 Midterm Draft Rankings.Bennett, who has scored 14 goals and added 15 assists in 42 games, is ranked 93rd amongst North American skaters. Bennett was present at the CJHL Prospects Game in Summerside, […]