More NCAA awards for BCHL grads

The holiday break did nothing to interrupt the fine work being done in NCAA hockey by several BCHL grads. Chilliwack Chiefs alum Aidan Pelino of Bentley University was named the Atlantic Hockey Association goalie of the month while his teammate and former Trail Smoke Eaters standout Luke Santerno was named the conference’s rookie of the […]

Wilson, Pelino earn AHA recognition

For a couple of former BCHL goalies now rivals in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA), the 2017-18 season is shaping up to be a good one and the honours keep rolling in. Last week, Powell River Kings grad Brian Wilson of Niagara University was named not only the AHA rookie of the week but also […]

Giunta commits to Bentley

David Giunta of the Coquitlam Express is following a path well traveled to college hockey from the BCHL as he’s committed to play for the Falcons at Bentley University starting next season. The Falcons have recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent seasons with six players – captain Max French, Jake Kauppila, Cody DePourcq, Aidan […]

Pelino earns weekly conference honours

In a fight for playoff position in the Atlantic Hockey standings, the Bentley University Falcons had a tough road assignment last weekend at Robert Morris but emerged with three of a possible four point thanks in large part to former Chilliwack Chiefs netminder Aidan Pelino. Allowing just one goal for the weekend, Pelino earned his […]

Desbiens does damage for Bentley

Neck and neck in the standings with conference rival RIT, the Bentley University Falcons got a big boost from freshman and West Kelowna Warriors alum Jonathan Desbiens in last weekend’s road sweep of the Tigers. Desbiens got the opening goal of the game in the series-opening 3-2 win at RIT and followed that the next […]

5 BCHL alums up for Hobey

The opening list of names for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA hockey, has been announced and five BCHL alums are in the running. Former Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot of Harvard, Chilliwack Chiefs grad Mitch Gillam of Cornell, former Langley Rivermen standout Mario Puskarich of Vermont, former West […]

4 BCHL alums up for CLASS award

The annual list of senior NCAA hockey players up for the Senior CLASS Award has been announced and four former BCHL player have been nominated. Recognizing student-athletes for their excellence on an off the ice, CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®. BCHL alums Max French, Alex Kerfoot, James de Haas […]

Santerno signs with Bentley

Patience, and a big boost in productivity, has paid off for Trail Smoke Eaters center Luke Santerno. The Smithers, B.C. native has accepted an NCAA Div. I offer and will play for Bentley University next season. With 21 goals and 18 assists in 28 games played so far this season, Santerno is fifth in BCHL […]

French named Bentley captain

For anyone that saw him in the BCHL, this was almost inevitable. West Kelowna Warriors alumnus Max French has been named captain of the 2016-17 Bentley University hockey team. French, a native of West Kelowna, wore the ‘C’ for the Warriors in his final BCHL season in 2012-13. An assistant captain last season, French will […]