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Steele signs with Sacred Heart

Ryan Steele just got a little practice in something that should come in handy when he heads off to school for college hockey in 2018. He was recently acquired by the West Kelowna Warriors in a deal with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs where he was the team’s captain and leading scorer. The exercise of moving […]

Berry commits to RIT

Spencer Berry has been a staple of the blueline for the Langley Rivermen the last two seasons and now he’s earned a shot to do the same at the college level. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenceman has secured an NCAA Div. I commitment to RIT for next season. He’s produced a goal and 15 assists in […]

Kleysen commits to Purple Eagles

When you’re looking to land a commitment to college hockey from the BCHL, it never hurts to put your best foot forward at the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase. That’s just what West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Stephen Kleysen did as he notched two goals and two assists from the blueline at the event in Chilliwack. The […]

G. Fitzgerald, Desbiens earn NCAA notice

Another pair of BCHL graduates were doing damage last week at the NCAA level and it’s led to more weekly player awards. Victoria Grizzlies alum Gerry Fitzgerald, who finished up his BCHL career in 2014, had a goal and three assists for Bemidji State University to take the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) player of […]

Christopoulos earns goalie award

Having already played as many games as he did last season and looking on pace to shatter his NCAA career numbers from two seasons ago, Alberni Valley Bullogs alum Billy Christopoulos is rewarding his team with outstanding goaltending. The native of Raleigh, N.C. went 5-2-1 in October for the Air Force Academy Falcons and was […]

Wilson, Pope take NCAA nods

It was a good week for Powell River Kings alumnus Brian Wilson and also for former West Kelowna Warriors standout David Pope. Wilson, a freshman at Niagara University, was named the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) goalie of the week while Pope, now a senior at Nebraska-Omaha, took the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) offensive player […]

Jutting commits to Air Force

After an initial BCHL season where he established a rugged presence on the West Kelowna Warriors blueline, defenceman Tyler Jutting will spend one more year with the team before going to NCAA Div. I Air Force Academy. Jutting posted a goal and eight helpers to go along with 47 penalty minutes in 48 games with […]

Bernard inks with Sacred Heart

It was a long way to go to get back home again but well worth the journey for Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Colin Bernard. The native of Stamford, Connecticut has committed to play for Sacred Heart University in Fairfield which is just about a half-hour drive away in his home state. Bernard has enjoyed a fine […]

Kelly commits to Air Force

Shane Kelly’s college hockey career will take flight at Air Force starting in 2018. The Vernon Vipers defenceman will play another BCHL season before heading to the NCAA Div. I program. In 56 games this season, his first in the BCHL, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound rearguard put up three goals and nine assists to go along […]

Giunta commits to Bentley

David Giunta of the Coquitlam Express is following a path well traveled to college hockey from the BCHL as he’s committed to play for the Falcons at Bentley University starting next season. The Falcons have recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent seasons with six players – captain Max French, Jake Kauppila, Cody DePourcq, Aidan […]