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 […]

COVID-19 Update: May 4

In our latest COVID-19 update, we hear directly from BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. Message from the British Columbia Hockey League: First off, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy with their families during this challenging time. With the ever-changing situation we are all facing, the BC Hockey League has committed to providing regular updates […]

BCHL seeks financial support from provincial government

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Hockey League is requesting financial assistance from the provincial government to offset major losses for its teams due to the shutdown of the league. On Mar. 13, after the first round of the BCHL Playoffs, the league was forced to cancel the remainder of its season due […]

COVID-19 Update: Apr. 17

For this week’s COVID-19 update, we thought we’d take a look at what BCHL teams have been doing in the weeks since the shutdown. Many teams have been helping out in their communities and posting thoughtful or entertaining videos on social media. Lets take a look at what everyone’s been up to. BCHL At the […]