COVID-19 Update: Nov. 5

BCHL COVID-19 Plan The BCHL’s COVID-19 Plan, which was created by the league office and the Return-to-Play Task Force, in consultation with the provinces Safer Operations Work Group, was accepted by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) back in September. The league’s COVID-19 plan covers a wide range of topics, including facility protocols, on-ice protocols and […]

BCHL Podcast: Oct. 30

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Bar), Garrett James Photography (Monds) The BCHL Podcast is back with three more guests today. Today’s interviews include: Jack Bar (Penticton Vees) Ryan Tverberg (Alberni Valley Bulldogs/Toronto Maple Leafs) Cody Monds (Victoria Grizzlies) Bar discusses his recent ranking as a B Prospect on NHL Central Scouting’s initial Players to Watch list […]

COVID-19 Update: Oct. 30

Surrey Eagles update Last Saturday, a member of the Surrey Eagles tested positive for COVID-19, which resulted in the cancellation of the team’s scheduled game against the Langley Rivermen on Saturday, as well as a game between the Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express that same night. The Eagles had previously played the Chiefs on Friday […]

Newhook gets World Juniors selection camp invite

Former Victoria Grizzlies forward and current Boston College sophomore Alex Newhook has been invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2021 World Junior Championships. Canada’s camp is set to take place Nov. 13 to Dec. 16 in Red Deer, Alta. Newhook was invited to last year’s selection camp, but was released in the final […]

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 […]