Grizzlies top Caps to advance to Coastal Finals

Five days ago, the Victoria Grizzlies held a commanding 3-1 lead in their Island Division finals series against Cowichan Valley. But heading into action Tuesday night, the RBC Cup hosts risked bowing out in their first playoff round following back-to-back Caps wins.But just when they were needed most, Victoria's leaders stepped up in a 6-0 […]

Vernon’s Kane named BCHL Player of the Week

Vernon Vipers forward Cory Kane has been named the British Columbia Hockey League Player of the Week for the week ending March 15th, the league announced Monday.Kane scored three goals and added four assists in a trio of wins over the Penticton Vees last week, including a three-point effort in Vernon's series-clinching 7-1 win on […]

Coastal Playoff Update: Caps and Grizz ready for Game 7

There is only one series that has come down to game seven in the second round of playoffs and it will all come to blows Tuesday as the Cowichan Valley Capitals take on the Victoria Grizzlies in one last tussle in Bear Mountain Arena.The Capitals will be heading into the match on a two game winning […]

Coastal Playoff Update: Kings advance with Game 5 win

There is just one spot in the Coastal Final up for grabs as the Cowichan Valley Capitals were the lone BCHL team to extend their series with a win over the Grizzlies in Victoria.Surrey (1) at Powell River (4) The Powell River Kings used home ice and a supportive crowd to finish off their quest to […]

Interior Playoff Update: Vipers and SilverBacks Advance

The Interior Final is set as the SalmonArm SilverBacks and Vernon Vipers will renew their storied rivalry after winning respective game 5's.Penticton (1) at Vernon (4)The Vernon Vipers put the final nail in the coffin of the Penticton Vees as they skated to a berth in the Interior final with a 7-1 win on home […]

Vernon extends Ferner’s contract for 3 years

Vernon Vipers head coach and general manager Mark Ferner has signed a three-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.With Ferner in charge, the Vipers finished atop the British Columbia Hockey League's Interior Conference this season with a 42-14-1-3 record. The club's overall record since he came aboard at the beginning of the 2007/08 season now […]

Coastal Playoff Update: Eagles take Kings at home

Both Coastal Conference series tighten as the race to the Fred Page Cup finals continues.Powell River (2) at Surrey (1) — 7PM, South Surrey ArenaAfter losing two straight on the road in Powell River the Surrey Eagles picked up a 1-0 overtime win at home to cut down the Kings series lead to 2-1.Assisted by […]

Interior Playoff Update: Murtagh spurs Warriors to win

The Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm SilverBacks will both look to take commanding 3-1 series leads tonight on the road.Vernon (2) and Penticton (1) — 7:05 PM, South Okanagan Events CentreAny hangover from Vernon's first-round bye seems to have worn off after consecutive strong performances.On Tuesday, Cory Kane broke a third period deadlock with just […]

Coastal Game 3 Previews: Grizzlies and Capitals fight for series lead

Tonight Powell River will try to extend their playoff win streak to 3-0 while Surrey tries to take their first win away from the series at home. On the island Victoria and Cowichan Valley will both be put to the test in an attempt to edge out the competition for a lead in the series.The […]

Viper Andrew Hammond is Bowling Green bound

Vernon Vipers' goalie Andrew Hammond has accepted a NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Bowling Green University in Ohio.This season Hammond led the BCHL with a goals against average of 2.30. He also led all BCHL goalies with the most shutouts, capping off the season with five.“He was a 20-year-old that came in and was everything we expected and more,” said […]