BCHL Podcast: Jan. 29 (Alex Newhook & Isack Bandu)

A brand-new episode of the BCHL Podcast is now live! This week’s episode has a Victoria Grizzlies theme as we catch up with former Grizzly Alex Newhook who is fresh off his World Juniors experience with Team Canada and now back at Boston College for his sophomore year. We also speak with current Victoria defenceman […]

Grizzlies alum Newhook cracks Team Canada roster

Former Victoria Grizzlies forward and current Boston College sophomore Alex Newhook has been named to Team Canada’s 25-man roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alta. Team Canada announced their final roster today after a month-long camp that was interrupted by a two-week quarantine period due to COVID-19. “This camp has been […]

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 […]

BCHL History at the NHL Draft

Over the years, the BCHL has built a rich history of players being selected at the NHL Draft. From the first player from the league being selected in the 1975 draft to having three first-rounders in the same draft in 2016, the BCHL has had a presence on draft day for over 40 years. With […]

NCAA Roundup: Year-End Awards Edition

Now that we’ve gone through the 29 BCHL alums that earned All-Conference or All-Rookie honours in the NCAA, it’s time to shine the spotlight on those players who were recently named year-end conference award winners. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year: F Jason Cotton – Senior – Sacred Heart University (West Kelowna Warriors) Cotton was […]

NCAA Roundup: Newhook sweeps national awards

Photo credit: Ned Dykes/Cornell Athletics (Berard) Another week another award for Victoria Grizzlies alum Alex Newhook, but this time on a national scale. Plus, Alberni Valley Bulldogs grad Keaton Mastrodonato gets his name on a pair of conference awards and two others are recognized for the second time this year. National Player of the Month/Rookie […]

NCAA Roundup: 3 repeat winners

This week’s NCAA Roundup presented by Lordco contains only repeat winners as three BCHL alums were named weekly conference award winners for at least the second time. WCHA Rookie of the Week Lucas Sowder – Freshman – Minnesota State University (Wenatchee Wild) Sowder registered four points on two goals and two assists as Minnesota State […]

NCAA Roundup: Newhook shines again for BC

Boston College freshman Alex Newhook put together another strong week for the Eagles and has been recognized as the Hockey East Player of the Week, to go along with his two Rookie of the Week honours so far this year. A pair of former Penticton Vees were also named standouts this week for Bemidji State […]

NCAA Roundup: 5 alums take conference awards

Another week, another list of BCHL alums being honoured with NCAA weekly conference recognition as five former players were selected. WCHA Forward of the Week Ashton Calder – Sophomore – Lake Superior State University (Surrey Eagles) Calder led the Lakers to a split at Michigan Tech last weekend with a pair of two-point efforts. In […]

NCAA Roundup: Pair of Wild, Rivermen alums highlight weekly award winners

Photo credit: Doug Austin-Dartmouth Athletics (Gallant) It was a good week to be an alum of the Langley Rivermen or the Wenatchee Wild this week as two former players from each team were named conference award winners in the NCAA. There was also a handful more players honoured, including reigning BCHL MVP and leading scorer […]