2016 free agent and draft signings

BCHL graduates are entering the ranks of professional hockey in higher numbers each season. So far, since the NCAA season ended, 27 former BCHL players have inked contracts and tryouts with NHL organizations. Below are the players who have found opportunities with professional clubs. In all, 14 BCHL and 18 NHL clubs are represented by […]

Warriors Alum weekend, May 28-29

Over the past three years the Warriors Alumni have given back over $20,000.00 to the community of West Kelowna through the Tim Hortons Warriors Alumni Weekend and this year’s Tim Hortons Warriors Alumni Weekend from May 28 and 29 has all of the ingredients to make it the best yet. An expanded partnership with Tim Hortons, along with […]

BCHL grads in the Frozen Four

The NCAA Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Fla. is underway and BCHL alums are in the spotlight as they try to lead their respective teams to the national title. Click here for official tournament bracket Quinnipiac, the number one seed, leads the field with 13 BCHL graduates. Here is a look at the two matchups […]

Petan a finalist in race for Hobey

A former Coquitlam Express captain is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA men’s hockey. Michigan Tech Huskies senior captain Alex Petan, who played three years with the Express, led the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in conference scoring with 16 goals and 29 […]

Heinen earns NCAA player of the month

For the second time this season, a BCHL alum has taken the Hockey Commissioner’s Association (HCA) monthly player award. Danton Heinen, the Boston Bruins draft pick, former Surrey Eagles captain and current standout at the University of Denver, got the nod for February. Michael Garteig, a Powell River and Penticton alum, earned the same recognition in […]

BCHL grads earn classroom kudos

The National Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHC) this week announced 98 student-athletes as top academic achievers in the 2015-16 season. Among them are eight graduates of the BCHL. The NCHC Academic All-Conference Team recognizes any student-athlete that has accumulated a 3.0 GPA or better while having completed at least one year at their current institution. To […]

Eagles alum McGowan coming up big at the right time

Now starting down the last weeks of his NCAA career, Surrey Eagles alum and RIT forward Brad McGowan is producing in a big way when it counts the most. The Langley, BC native has earned the NCAA Div. I Atlantic Hockey Association's player of the month award after posting eight goals and five assists in eight […]

Kings alum Garbowsky earns share of Atlantic Hockey POW

When you're the captain, expectations are elevated with respect to what you deliver for your team but Matt Garbowsky managed to surpass expectations last weekend in earning a share of the Atlantic Hockey player of the week with RIT. The former Powell River Kings standout notched his second hat trick of the season and added […]

864 Jr. A alums playing NHL, AHL, ECHL and CHL hockey this season

Calgary, Alberta (February 24, 2015) – A review of team rosters in professional and major junior hockey shows that 864 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni are currently playing in the National Hockey League (NHL), the American Hockey League (AHL), the ECHL and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).  The study showed that 129 current players […]

Hammond dominating hockey headlines after second straight NHL shutout

While it seems like Andrew Hammond is an overnight sensation after his second-consecutive blanking of an upper-echelon NHL team, in fact his story is many years in the making. HAMMOND BLANKS KINGS HAMMOND IS NHL 1st STAR AGAIN HAMMOND ALREADY 6th IN NHL 3 STARS RACE HAMMOND'S STORY CRAZY IN OTTAWA HAMMOND ONE OF THE […]