2016 free agent and draft signings

BCHL graduates are entering the ranks of professional hockey in higher numbers each season. So far, since the NCAA season ended, 27 former BCHL players have inked contracts and tryouts with NHL organizations. Below are the players who have found opportunities with professional clubs. In all, 14 BCHL and 18 NHL clubs are represented by […]

Petan Wild about next chapter

(By Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) For most hockey players, having your season ends means a long wait until the next one. For Coquitlam Express alum Alex Petan, the next season starts now. Just days after his NCAA team, Michigan Tech, had its postseason come to an end, Petan will get an amateur tryout with the […]

Petan a finalist in race for Hobey

A former Coquitlam Express captain is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA men’s hockey. Michigan Tech Huskies senior captain Alex Petan, who played three years with the Express, led the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in conference scoring with 16 goals and 29 […]

BCHL Alums feature heavily in WCHA postseason awards

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The WCHA awards heavily featured BCHL talents. Headlining the group was the Michigan Tech Huskies star forward Alex Petan, who was named WCHA Player of the Year and part of the All-WCHA First team. Petan led the Huskies with 17 goals and 30 points. The Coquitlam Express alum played […]

Huskies honours: Petan, Benik earn NCAA nods

Now in their respective final seasons of NCAA hockey, Alex Petan and Joey Benik are perhaps saving their best for last. Petan is the only player in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring race averaging better than a point per game in conference play and just led the Michigan Tech Huskies to an undefeated month […]

11 BCHL grads up for Hobey Baker Memorial Award

  There are 11 BCHL alumni up for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, as announced by the voting committee today. Given annually to the top player in NCAA men’s hockey, the Hobey Baker recognizes players for their excellence on the ice but also for their academic achievement and community contributions. At this stage of the process, there are […]