NCAA Roundup: 3 alums take weekly honours

It was a quiet week in the NCAA with only three conferences handing out weekly awards, but a BCHL alum was still honoured in each one. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison tallied six points on three goals and three assists in helping lead […]

5 BCHL alums earns NCAA POW honours

Photo credit: Russ Hons/UND Athletics (Scheel), CA Hill Photo (Risteau) The college hockey season is underway across the NCAA and BCHL alums are already being recognized for their play early in the season as five former players from the league were named Players of the Week in their conference. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week […]

Vanroboys inks with Bentley

It’s been quite a year for Prince George Spruce Kings forward Lucas Vanroboys. He started the 2018-19 season with a new team, the Cowichan Valley Capitals, then was acquired by Prince George in January. He went on to play 15 regular-season games with the Spruce Kings and all 17 playoff games as he was a […]

Park heading to Air Force Academy

After two years in the BCHL and with a Fred Page Cup and a Doyle Cup championship to his name, Wenatchee Wild goaltender Austin Park is heading back to his home state of Colorado as he has earned a scholarship to play for the Air Force Falcons in the 2019-20 season. Park won 35 of […]

Watson signs on with Mercyhurst

Photo credit: Lisa Mazurek After two separate stints in the BCHL which included two trips to the league finals, Vernon Vipers defenceman Carver Watson has secured a scholarship with the Mercyhurst University Lakers for the 2019-20 season. Watson played last season with the Vipers, getting in 26 games and contributing one goal and eight assists. […]

Several alums named NCAA All-Stars

Several NCAA conferences have announced their year-end all-star teams and there is plenty of former BCHL talent prominently featured. Here is a quick roundup of all the BCHL alums named to conference all-star teams so far. Atlantic Hockey Blake Chirstensen (Junior, F) – American International College – First-Team All-Star The Coral Springs, Fla. native enters […]

4 alums take NCAA monthly awards

Four BCHL alums earned February monthly awards in the NCAA this week. St. Cloud State forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell took home the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Month award, Coquitlam Express alum Adam Rockwood earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Forward of the Month for Northern Michigan, Bentley goalie […]

Melaragni commits to Canisius

David Melaragni has been a key contributor for the Cowichan Valley Capitals and head coach Mike Vandekamp this season. This comes as no surprise to his coach since Vandekamp had Melaragni on his blueline last year when they were both with the Nanaimo Clippers and brought him over to the Capitals with him in the […]

Bulldogs alums earn POM honours

Two former BCHL players received honours this past week in their respective NCAA conferences. Air Force goaltender Billy Christopoulos received Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Month honours, and University of Alabama-Huntsville defenseman Kurt Gosselin was named WCHA Defenseman of the Month. Christopoulos appeared in eight games for Air Force in January and allowed only 13 […]

Hansen-Bukata commits to RIT

Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Aiden Hansen-Bukata will be making the jump to NCAA Division I hockey in the 2020-21 season, but the BCHL rookie won’t have to adjust to a new colour scheme as he will trade the Clippers orange and black for the orange and black of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers. Hansen-Bukata […]