2019 NHL Draft Primer

The 2019 NHL Draft takes place this weekend on June 21 and 22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. With 10 BCHL players making the cut on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings released in April, we are breaking down each player and where they can expect to be taken come draft day. Alex Newhook (F) – […]

Newhook named CJHL’s Most Valuable Player

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Alex Newhook of the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) has been named the CJHL’s Most Valuable Player Award recipient for the 2018-19 season. Newhook earned the accolades over fellow CJHL MVP finalists Dylan Holloway (F), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL); Brodie MacArthur, (F) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL); Josh Tripp […]

Newhook named CJHL’s Top Forward

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Alex Newhook of the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) has been named the recipient of its Top Forward Award for the 2018-19 campaign. Newhook earned the honours following a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues for his efforts during the course of the […]

BCHLers named finalists for all six CJHL awards

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced the final list of nominees for their year-end awards today and the BCHL is represented as a finalist for all six trophies. Alex Newhook and Alexander Campbell of the Victoria Grizzlies, James Miller and Jack LaFontaine of the Penticton Vees and former Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin […]

Newhook shining brightly at U18s

Boston College commit and Victoria Grizzlies product Alex Newhook has been on a tear as one of only two CJHL players to crack Team Canada’s roster at the 2019 Under-18 World Hockey Championships in Sweden. Heading into tomorrow’s semifinal matchup with host Team Sweden, the St. John’s, N.L. native is second in team scoring with […]

10 BCHLers on final Central Scouting list

NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings ahead of the 2019 Entry Draft taking place June 21 and 22 in Vancouver and 10 BCHL players are listed. Leading the way is Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL MVP Alex Newhook. The league’s leading scorer is ranked 13th among North American skaters, up three spots from his […]

Porter backstops Vipers to finals, earns POW

Vernon Vipers goaltender Aidan Porter has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 7, the league announced Monday. The 19-year-old from Boston, Mass. won all three of his games last week, making 67 saves on 70 shots and ending up with a .957 save percentage, a 1.00 goals-against average […]

Playoff recap – April 2

The Prince George Spruce Kings continued their dominant run to the Fred Page Cup Finals as team captain Ben Poisson scored late in overtime to give his team a 3-2 win and complete a four-game sweep of the Victoria Grizzlies to become the first team to punch their ticket to the league finals. After a […]

Playoff recap – March 29

Patrick Cozzi and Ben Poisson scored 11 seconds apart early in the second period to break the game open and the Spruce Kings outshot their opponents 40-27 as they beat the Victoria Grizzlies 4-2 in Game 1 to draw first blood in their third-round series. With 10 days off between games, PG looked to be […]

BCHL Final Four is set

After a pair of Game 7s last night, the final four teams in the BCHL Playoffs are set as the Prince George Spruce Kings will play the Victoria Grizzlies and the Wenatchee Wild will take on the Vernon Vipers with a chance to go to the Fred Page Cup Finals. With plenty of storylines and […]