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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 […]

Nolan Graham announced as Bulldogs’ Head Coach and GM

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have signed Nolan Graham to a three-year contract to become their new Head Coach and General Manager, the club has announced. Graham joins the Bulldogs organization after three years as an assistant coach with the Nanaimo Clippers. During his time in Nanaimo, the Clippers went to the BCHL Finals and were crowned […]

Coastal Playoff Update: Grizzlies tie up Capitals

The second round of Coastal Conference playoff action is well underway with the next set of games to be played Tuesday night. Victoria (1) at Cowichan Valley (1) — Tuesday 7PM, Cowichan Valley Community Centre Cowichan split the series in Victoria’s home barn, taking the first game of the series by a close score of 3-2. […]

Interior Playoff Update: Backs burst out of the gate

With nearly two weeks of rest under their belts after first round byes, the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm SilverBacks began their playoff runs with a pair of home games this weekend:Westside (0) at Salmon Arm (2)The SilverBacks may have had a run of poor results down the stretch in the regular season, but they […]

Kings’ Oakes named BCHL Player of the Week

Powell River Kings forward Darcy Oakes has been named the British Columbia Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending March 7th, the league announced Monday.After a first round bye, Oakes helped the Kings jump out a 2-0 series lead in their Mainland Division Finals matchup against the Surrey Eagles. In a pair […]

BCHL Saturday: Grizzlies and Capitals split series

Saturday proved to be a rough night for many of the BCHL goaltenders facing second round playoff pressure. Victoria came back in their series with a 7-3 win over Cowichan Valley Saturday, splitting the series 1-1 at home. Capitals goalie Chris Rawlings was pulled for Kiefer Smiley after allowing three goals on seven shots in […]

BHCL Friday: Vipers and Vees battle into OT

Friday kicked off the second round of playoffs for all BCHL teams that haven’t yet traded in their sticks for drivers. Penticton and Vernon had the closest match of the night heading to overtime in the first game of their series. Vernon out chanced Penticton in their 4-3 loss; taking 47 shots on the Vees […]

Series Preview: Kings vs. Eagles

The wait is over for the Powell River Kings, who start their playoffs Friday night at home versus the Surrey Eagles.The two teams met 12 times during the regular season, with the Kings taking home eight wins and two overtime losses.Powell River has had a two week break from game play. The team earned themselves […]

Series Preview: Vipers vs. Vees

The Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers kick off their second round playoff series Friday at Wesbild Centre. The Vees are coming off a hard fought battle with the Prince George Spruce Kings that saw the series go all the way to game five. With a day’s rest they are now going up against the Vipers, […]