BCHL Podcast: Mar. 31, 2022 (Joe Martin, Ethan Bowen & Rhys Bentham)

The Shaw BCHL Playoffs are finally here! We tee up the league’s first postseason in two years with three great interviews. This week, we speak with Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin (3:16), Chilliwack Chiefs forward and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Ethan Bowen (21:45) and Cranbrook Bucks captain Rhys Bentham (30:50). […]

BCHL alums find new homes in the NHL

With the NHL playoffs taking place from August to the end of September, that meant the offseason was delayed until early October. With little time to spare, the NHL held the 2020 entry draft on Oct. 6 and 7 and two days later the free agency window opened to signify the official start of the […]

BCHL Podcast: NHL Draft Recap

We wrap our 2020 NHL Draft coverage with interviews with all three players selected at this week’s draft. Guests include: Matteo Costantini (Penticton Vees) – selected in the fifth round by the Buffalo Sabres Ethan Bowen (Chilliwack Chiefs)  – selected in the seventh round by the Anaheim Ducks Kienan Draper (Chilliwack Chiefs) – selected in […]

3 BCHL players selected in 2020 NHL Draft

Three current BCHL players were selected on day two of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday. Penticton Vees forward Matteo Costantini was picked by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round, Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kienan Draper went to the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round and Chiefs forward Ethan Bowen was chosen by […]

NHL Bloodlines: Jackson Niedermayer

Nearly 10 years removed from his last NHL game, Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer is probably consuming even more hockey now than he did during his 18-year professional career as a defenceman for the New Jersey Devils and the Anaheim Ducks. Three of his four sons are currently playing hockey at different levels in […]

Former Warrior Boyle earns shutout in first NHL start

Anaheim Ducks goaltender and former West Kelowna Warrior Kevin Boyle made his first start in the NHL on Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. The 26-year-old could not have asked for a better result as he made 35 saves and earned the shutout in a 1-0 Ducks win. Boyle was extremely busy right from the […]

Redmond signs with Anaheim Ducks

Angus Redmond spent a full three seasons plus part of another in the BCHL with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks but his stay in NCAA hockey was not nearly as long. And it’s good news for the Langley, B.C. product as he has signed an entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks after just one season at […]

Mills makes NHL debut

The BCHL stakes its reputation on developing players and giving them the chance to play at the game’s highest level but the same is also true of officials. One of the star pupils of the BCHL’s officiating program in recent seasons before moving on to higher levels was Bevan Mills and he got to realize […]

Memorable markers for BCHL grads

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) It’s been a memorable season for two former BCHLers, who notched their first career NHL goals during the 2015-16 campaign. Defenceman Josh Manson, the former Salmon Arm Silverbacks standout scored his first goal in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in a Nov. 6 home game against the Columbus […]