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BCHL set to launch video review pilot project at 2022 Showcase

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has approved a pilot project to expand video review at the 2022 Showcase event Oct. 17 to 20 in Chilliwack. Through the use of the Sporfie video system, officials will be able to review all penalties where a player would be ejected from the game, except for Abuse […]

BCHL 2022 Annual General Meeting recap (Part 2)

The BC Hockey League held its Annual General Meeting May 26 and 27 in Salmon Arm, B.C. The league’s Governors discussed and approved several initiatives regarding officiating, scheduling and a wide variety of other topics. Officiating Development Program The Board of Governors approved the creation of a BCHL Officiating Development Program. The stated goal of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mills makes NHL debut

The BCHL stakes its reputation on developing players and giving them the chance to play at the game’s highest level but the same is also true of officials. One of the star pupils of the BCHL’s officiating program in recent seasons before moving on to higher levels was Bevan Mills and he got to realize […]

Opportunity for Refs, Linesmen

Longtime NHL linesman Brad Lazarowich will be offering his 30 years of pro hockey experience when he and BCHL director of officiating Derek Adams host an upcoming camp for young officials. The Officials’ Development and Exposure Camp runs June 8 to 11. The development part of the camp will be June 8 and 9 at […]