2000-born BCHL players grateful for the chance to finish out junior career

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The past four-plus months have been difficult for all BCHL players since the league was forced to shutdown back on Nov. 19 due to increased COVID-19 restrictions, but it has arguably been the most difficult for the 2000-born players who are facing their last year of junior hockey eligibility. Many […]

94 BCHL alumni qualify for NCAA tournament

The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament begins today and there are 94 BCHL alumni that qualified for college hockey’s biggest event. 15 of the 16 teams competing have at least one former BCHL player on the roster, so lets take a look at the opening-round matchups and what familiar faces BCHL fans can […]

LaFontaine named a Top-3 Finalist for Richter Award

University of Minnesota senior goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has been named a top-three finalist for the Mike Richter Award, handed out to college hockey’s top goaltender. The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. has been lights out for the Golden Gophers this season, posting a 21-6-0 record and leading his team to the Big […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 25 (Brad Lazarowich, Jordan Naylor & Nick Granowicz)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Naylor), Michigan Photography (Granowicz) On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we talk to BCHL Director of Officiating and former NHL official Brad Lazarowich (1:50) to go over on-ice return-to-play protocols as well as his 30-year career in the NHL. After that, we are joined by Nanaimo Clippers goalie […]

BCHL announces schedule for 2020-21 season

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced its schedule today for the 2020-21 season, which includes 20 games per team for a total of 160 league games. The five-week season will commence on Friday, Apr. 2 and will run until Sunday, May 9. The 16 teams participating in the season have each been assigned one of […]

NCAA Roundup: Year-End Awards Edition

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose) In Part 1 of our postseason NCAA roundup, we took a look at the All-Conference Teams for all six college hockey conferences. In Part 2, we now shift the focus to the individual year-end awards and the 12 BCHL alumni winners. ECAC Hockey […]

NCAA Roundup: All-Stars Edition

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Metsa), UConn Athletic Communications (Evans), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi) In Part 1 of our postseason NCAA Roundup, we put the focus on the All-Conference Teams from the six NCAA conferences. With the college hockey regular season in the rear view, there were 30 BCHL alumni named to All-Conference or All-Rookie teams across […]

BCHL confirms pod locations for 2020-21 season

Today, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) confirmed the five pod locations for the 2020-21 season, which will be played in five communities throughout the province. Each pod will consist of three to four teams who will play each other in a single location for the five-week season, starting in early April. Chilliwack Pod – Chilliwack […]

BCHL Podcast – Mar. 18 (Chris Hebb, Christian Buono & Nolan Welsh)

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Hebb), James Doyle (Buono) The BCHL is back! We cover the league’s return to play with BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb (2:13) and we also get the player perspective from Prince George Spruce Kings forward and three-year BCHL veteran Christian Buono (14:50). Finally, we catch up with Long Island University freshman and […]

LaFontaine, Tufto named Top-10 Finalists for Hobey Baker

The top-10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player were announced today and two BCHL alumni are on the shortlist. University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alum Jack LaFontaine and Quinnipiac University senior and former Vernon Viper Odeen Tufto are both up for the award. Jack LaFontaine – Senior – […]