BCHL delays season start due to COVID-19 restrictions

In accordance with the BCHL COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will push the regular season start […]

COVID-19 Update: Nov. 5

BCHL COVID-19 Plan The BCHL’s COVID-19 Plan, which was created by the league office and the Return-to-Play Task Force, in consultation with the provinces Safer Operations Work Group, was accepted by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) back in September. The league’s COVID-19 plan covers a wide range of topics, including facility protocols, on-ice protocols and […]

BCHL postpones two games this weekend

The League office received notice this morning that one member of the Surrey Eagles has tested positive for COVID-19.  We immediately reached out to our Provincial Health Office (PHO) for direction as per our accepted plan and they have responded that Fraser Health will contact the team. At this point, the athlete has been placed […]

BCHL sets 2020-21 exhibition schedule

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League has set a schedule for the 2020-21 exhibition season, leading up to the start of the regular season in early December. As part of the league’s extended training camp, the schedule will feature competition between BCHL teams within their cohort of four. “We believe it’s important […]

BCHL approves alternative scenario to guarantee 2020-21 season

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations do not allow arena capacity that provides needed gate revenue for BCHL teams. In the case that the original request for 25 […]

BCHL announces official partnership with InStat Hockey

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League has announced an official partnership with InStat Hockey to provide advanced statistics and video for its 18 teams starting in 2020-21. InStat was used by BCHL teams on a trial period last season and the company also presented to the BCHL Board of Governors in January. […]

BCHL announces tentative Dec. 1 start date

The BC Hockey League announced today that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The PHO has […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 2)

The BCHL held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over a series of video conference calls over the last month and the league’s Board of Governors has approved several new initiatives and protocols for the 2020-21 season. In Part 1, we outlined changes to on-ice procedures and player safety. In Part 2, we will go over […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 1)

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over a series of video conference calls over the last month and the league’s Board of Governors has approved several new initiatives and protocols for the 2020-21 season. In Part 1 of our two-part segment, we will discuss those changes related to […]

COVID-19 Update

The BCHL provided an update today regarding their return-to-play plans for the 2020-21 season. On last week’s final AGM call, the Board of Governors reviewed several different models put forth by the league office and the recently-appointed Return-to-Play Task Force. Earlier this month, the BCHL created a Return-to-Play Task Force, which is responsible for outlining […]