Bochen books future at Michigan

With just 49 games of BCHL experience under his belt, Nick Bochen has already secured the thing some players spend two or three seasons trying to attain. Bochen has landed an NCAA future at the University of Michigan. The rookie BCHL blueliner has posted six goals and 21 assists which leads all Prince George Spruce […]

Johnson commits to Michigan

16-year-old Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson will be following in his head coach’s footsteps when he makes the jump to the collegiate level as he has committed to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines for the 2020-21 season. After getting in a pair of games last season as a 15-year-old, the Port Moody, […]

Catch these alums in action

The national Canadian television schedule for college hockey was announced late last week by College Hockey Inc. and once again, every game will include talent produced in the BCHL. The NCAA has committed to 35 games in November and December to be broadcast on TSN, mainly via their website ( and on their TSN Go […]

Connor commits to Spartans

Still only 17 years old, Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Powell Connor is already closing in on 100 career BCHL games. Now slated to attend Michigan State University to play for the Spartans, the 6-foot-1, 179-pound blueliner will be a well-seasoned prospect by the time heads of to the NCAA in 2019-20. Connor, a native of Vernon, […]

Ahac earns NCAA future at Ohio State

In his first BCHL season, Prince George Spruce Kings defenceman Layton Ahac is making his contributions count and he’s proven he’s more than capable of competing at this level despite being one of the youngest players in the league. The 2001-born North Vancouver native has five goals – three of them game-winners – from the […]

Prokop to play for Buckeyes

When the Vernon Vipers announced Josh Prokop’s commitment to Ohio State University last week, it was already clear it was a good choice for him and for the school. Since then, all he’s done is add goals to his tally and reinforce that he’s going to be a player. Prokop has six goals in his […]

Vanderbeck signs with Buckeyes

Though he’s seen limited action so far this season, AJ Vanderbeck has long since proven enough to secure a future in NCAA Div. I hockey. Vanderbeck has committed to Ohio State University for the 2018-19 season. Despite having missed three weekends of BCHL play due to injury, Vanderbeck has posted five goals and three assists […]

Bowes commits to Wolverines

Time will tell, but perhaps the new coaching staff at the University of Michigan will see more BCHLers head there over the next few years. One indication that might be the case is the commitment this week of Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes to the Wolverines. Michigan’s new head coach Mel Pearson, who assumed the […]

Smith secures NCAA future with Spartans

Jake Smith scored four times more goals this season than last and more than doubled his overall points output. The surge in production has helped him earn an NCAA Div. I future at Michigan State University. Smith posted 32 goals and 26 assists for 58 points while playing all 58 games for the Chilliwack Chiefs […]

Raabe to play at Michigan

While not many natives of Capistrano Beach, Calif. pick up a hockey stick and fewer still advance to the ranks of Junior hockey, Dakota Raabe has done all of that and now looks forward to taking his game to the storied program at the University of Michigan. Raabe, the veteran Wenatchee Wild forward, committed to […]