7 BCHL players listed as Players to Watch by NHL Central Scouting

NHL Central Scouting released its initial Players to Watch list ahead of the 2022 NHL Entry draft and there are seven current BCHL players on the list. Michael Abgrall (Surrey), Eli Barnet (Victoria), Ethan Bono (Alberni Valley), Emanuelson Charbonneau (Alberni Valley), Ryan Hopkins (Penticton), Tyson Jugnauth (West Kelowna) and Joshua Niedermayer (Penticton) were listed as […]

Wood, Eddy, Schleppe named 3 Stars of the Week

Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood, Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy and Langley Rivermen forward Tyler Schleppe have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week 1st Star – Matthew Wood (F) – Victoria Grizzlies It was another monster week for Wood who is coming off a 2nd Star of the Week honour after opening weekend. […]

BCHL implements new player support program for 2021-22

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced a new player support program today that will give all BCHL athletes access to virtual healthcare through an app on their smart phone at any time of day. The league has adopted a virtual health care app and mental health support for its players, providing them with an anonymous […]

31 BCHL alumni crack NHL opening-night rosters

The NHL season began last night and there are a total of 31 alumni listed on opening-night rosters across the league. Mainstays like Jamie Benn (Dallas), Josh Manson (Anaheim) and Tyson Jost (Colorado) remained with their original clubs, but players like Duncan Keith (Edmonton), Matt Irwin (Washington) and Andrew Ladd (Arizona) all found new homes. […]

BCHL’s 60th Anniversary season starts tonight

The BC Hockey League’s 60th Anniversary season begins tonight with seven games on the schedule. After a shortened 20-game pod season last year, the league is back to a full schedule with each team playing home and away games and a limited capacity for fans in the building. All teams and facilities will observe health-authority […]

BCHL announces schedule changes and travel procedures for Wenatchee home games

The BCHL announced several changes to its schedule today along with travel procedures for visiting teams playing in Wenatchee. With the land border closed for Canadians traveling south to the U.S., the league has introduced a plan that will see visiting teams fly into Washington State and return back across the land border. Players and […]

BCHL to test several pilot projects during exhibition season

The BCHL’s exhibition season starts on Sunday, Sep. 19 with a game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Victoria Grizzlies at the Q Centre in Victoria. In total, the league will play 47 games over a two-week stretch, all of which can be streamed live on BCHL TV. The league will also test out […]

BCHL announces 2021 preseason schedule

The BC Hockey League announced its exhibition schedule today, consisting of 47 total games over a two-week stretch. The preseason starts on Sep. 19 with a game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Victoria Grizzlies and concludes on Oct. 3 with a pair of afternoon games in Prince George and Surrey. Although games get going […]

2021 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine) The 2021 NHL Entry Draft takes place tomorrow night with Round 1 and continues with Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday morning. Like every year at the draft, there are several BCHL players expected to be taken. Today, we will take a […]