BC Born: Talon Zakall

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Ask anyone who is lucky enough to do it, and they will tell you that getting to play junior hockey in their hometown is one of the most special experiences a young hockey player can ask for. The majority of players have to leave home at a young age to […]

BC Born: Holden Katzalay

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The connection between the Burnaby Winter Club and the BC Hockey League runs deep. Over the years, countless players from BWC have made the transition to the BCHL, had success in junior and have then gone on to be top players at the next level. Currently, there are 32 players […]

BC Born: Mathieu Caron

By Sheldon Lee Mathieu Caron’s destiny could very well have been laid out before him long before his ability to even form memories had developed.  The Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender says he got started between the pipes around the age of six months old. “As the story goes, I was at the babysitter’s, who had some […]

BC Born: Ryan Tattle

Ryan Tattle’s path to the BCHL may be considered unorthodox. Some might even call him a late bloomer. At 16-years-old, he was cut from the U18 team he tried out for and ended up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Port Moody, B.C. Fast forward two years later and Tattle was an everyday player […]

BC Born: Luc Wilson

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography As a youngster growing up in Duncan, B.C., Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luc Wilson had a slight advantage over the rest of his hockey-playing colleagues. His father Brant worked at the local arena and would stay late after work to use the ice to work on skills with his son. […]

B.C. Born: Ethan Bowen

Playing for his hometown team in the BCHL has been somewhat of an advantage for Chilliwack Chiefs forward Ethan Bowen. The 17-year-old, who just started his second full BCHL season, was born and raise in Chilliwack, so he recognizes he hasn’t had to deal with some of the challenges that face most junior hockey players. […]