BCHL Podcast: Sep. 23 (Wade MacLeod, Quinn Emerson & Mirko Buttazzoni)

The BCHL Podcast is back with the first episode of the 2021-22 season! On this week’s episode we speak with former Merritt Centennial and Northeastern University forward Wade MacLeod (3:28) who shares the story of his courageous battle with brain cancer and his return to pro hockey after taking three years off. We also talk […]

31 former and current BCHL players participate in NHL development camps

With the Stanley Cup having been awarded in July and with less time off in order to get back on a regular schedule, it has been another unusual offseason in the NHL. This has affected NHL development camps which typically take place over the summer months, soon after the draft. This year, teams have taken […]

22 BCHL alumni to compete for 2021 Stanley Cup

The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs got going over the weekend and this year, no matter what the outcome, there will be a significant amount of BCHL representation all the way to the Cup Finals. This season, 22 league alumni are on playoff rosters, which is up 10 from last year’s postseason. The Colorado Avalanche and […]

Vees alumnus LaFontaine wins Mike Richter Award

University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has won the 2020-21 Mike Richter Award as the NCAA’s top goaltender. He was also named a First-Team All-American. The winners of the major college hockey year-end awards were announced today in a live ceremony from the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. From Mississauga, Ont., […]

BC Born: Josh Van Unen

Growing up, Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen and his family moved around the province a little bit, so he got to experience minor hockey in a few different areas. After stops in Prince George and Merritt, the Van Unens setup shop in Kamloops and that’s where Josh really started to get some traction […]

BCHL Podcast: Apr. 7 (Ellis Rickwood & Ryan Sandelin)

We are back with a brand-new episode, featuring two more interviews after opening weekend of the BCHL season. To kick things off, we speak with Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL Player of the Week Ellis Rickwood (2:45) who is coming off quite the BCHL debut last Friday. We also look ahead to the NCAA’s Frozen […]

BCHL Podcast: April 1 (Luke Mylymok, Rhys Bentham, Dr. Bob McCormack)

Photo credits: Dave Harwig (Mylymok), Bob Learmonth (Bentham) Starting tomorrow, the BCHL is back! We have three interviews to get you ready for the season. First up, we talk to Salmon Arm Silverbacks alumnus Luke Mylymok (3:00), fresh off his 5OT game-winning goal in the NCAA tournament, finishing off the longest game in tournament history. […]

94 BCHL alumni qualify for NCAA tournament

The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament begins today and there are 94 BCHL alumni that qualified for college hockey’s biggest event. 15 of the 16 teams competing have at least one former BCHL player on the roster, so lets take a look at the opening-round matchups and what familiar faces BCHL fans can […]

LaFontaine named a Top-3 Finalist for Richter Award

University of Minnesota senior goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has been named a top-three finalist for the Mike Richter Award, handed out to college hockey’s top goaltender. The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. has been lights out for the Golden Gophers this season, posting a 21-6-0 record and leading his team to the Big […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 25 (Brad Lazarowich, Jordan Naylor & Nick Granowicz)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Naylor), Michigan Photography (Granowicz) On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we talk to BCHL Director of Officiating and former NHL official Brad Lazarowich (1:50) to go over on-ice return-to-play protocols as well as his 30-year career in the NHL. After that, we are joined by Nanaimo Clippers goalie […]