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The BCHL is entering its 62nd year of existence and has grown into Canada’s number-one producer of NCAA Division I hockey players, backed up by the fact the the league sends more players on to college hockey than all other leagues in Canada combined. In addition, the BCHL is a consistent source for NHL talent, […]

BCHL updates Frequently Asked Questions document regarding status as independent league

After the BCHL announced its independence on May 1, fans, players, families and other stakeholders have had additional questions from the original Frequently Asked Questions document. To clarify these points and dispel any rumours, the league has updated its FAQ to include these common inquiries. Frequently Asked Questions (June 8 update) With new roster rules, […]

BCHL announces roster rules and important dates for 2023-24

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography With the BC Hockey League becoming an independent league as of June 1, the league will operate under different regulations when it comes to team rosters. Many of the previous rules will remain the same, but others will change as part of the BCHL’s goal to continue growing into a […]

2023 BCHL Annual General Meeting recap

The BC Hockey League held part two of its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 25 in Victoria, B.C. This followed part one, which occurred May 1 via Zoom. The Board of Governors discussed and approved several league initiatives set to take effect in 2023-24. League Office Staff As mentioned in a previous release, Chris […]

BCHL to become independent league

…New era opens more doors for players, raises standards and creates an enhanced experience for athletes and fans For more information about the BCHL’s announcement, please visit the FAQ here. The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has announced a new path, continuing its mission to build a world class college-track junior league for players seeking […]

BCHL Podcast: Feb. 10 (Steven Cocker & Dakota MacIntosh)

Photo credit: Chaisson Creative (MacIntosh) On this week’s episode, we speak with BCHL Deputy Commissioner and COO Steven Cocker (2:17) to discuss the recent 60th Anniversary event, next week’s BCHL Road Show, as well as several other topics. We also speak with Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Dakota MacIntosh (14:56) who details his transition to the […]

BCHL produces document to modernize Canadian junior hockey system

The BC Hockey League’s Executive Committee and League Office have produced a document outlining various ways to improve junior hockey in our country, entitled: Modernizing Junior Hockey in Canada. It has been sent to Hockey Canada, BC Hockey and the Governance Review Committee overseeing the examination of Hockey Canada’s structure and leadership. The document addresses […]

Top Goaltender Award renamed the Michael Garteig Trophy

At the most recent BCHL Annual General Meeting, the Board of Governors unanimously voted in favour of updating the names of several year-end awards, as well as adding a pair of new trophies. Over the next two weeks, the league will unveil these changes. The first award to have its name changed is the league’s […]

74 current and former BCHL players to take part in NHL Development Camps

Photo credits: Jamie Schwaberow/Clarkson Creative via Denver Athletics (Rizzo), Garrett James Photography (Jugnauth, Serdachny) UPDATED: Thursday, July 11 at 1:05 p.m. The NHL Draft took place last week and teams wasted no time in announcing rosters for upcoming development camps in the days after. This year, there are 74 current and former BCHL players who […]

BCHL releases 2022-23 regular-season schedule

The BC Hockey League has announced the schedule for the 2022-23 regular season. The league’s 61st season will begin on Friday, Sep. 23 and finish on Sunday, Mar. 26 and will once again consist of 54 games for each team. Key dates: Sep. 23 – opening night Feb. 18 & 19 – BCHL Road Show […]