18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

NCAA Roundup: 4 alums honoured after impressive performances

Photo credit: Ned Dykes/Cornell Athletics (Berard) It was a good week for alums in the Atlantic Hockey Conference as well as alums from the Powell River Kings as three of our four weekly award winners come from the Atlantic and two are former Kings. Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week Mike Lee – Senior […]

Alumni Update – Oct. 30

It has been the busiest week of the season as far as BCHL alumni being named conference players of the week as four individuals picked up honours. Penticton Vees product Colton Poolman is defenceman of the week in the NCHC with North Dakota, former Salmon Arm Silverbacks star Taro Hirose is Big 10 player of […]

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 […]

Wilson, Pope take NCAA nods

It was a good week for Powell River Kings alumnus Brian Wilson and also for former West Kelowna Warriors standout David Pope. Wilson, a freshman at Niagara University, was named the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) goalie of the week while Pope, now a senior at Nebraska-Omaha, took the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) offensive player […]

Olischefski earns BCHLPOW honours

Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kohen Olischefski has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 26, the league announced Monday. Olischefski scored the game- and series-winning goal as part of a two-goal Game 4 win over Wenatchee; he totaled three goals and two assists in his two games for the week. […]

BCHL Playoff recap – Thursday, March 23

The Vernon Vipers got the series-winning goal from Jagger Williamson in the second period of a 6-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters that puts Vernon into the Interior finals. Michael Ufberg delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Williamson did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). […]

BCHL Playoff recap – Monday, March 20

Jacob Berger made 42 saves, including 19 of 20 in the third period, to backstop the Merritt Centennials to a 5-1 home win over the Penticton Vees that gets the Cents on the board in the best-of-seven, now trailing 2-1. Michael Regush opened the scoring for the home side in the first and it was Tyler […]

Around the BCHL – Friday, Jan. 13

Gavin Payne scored twice as part of a three-goal third period that enabled the Langley Rivermen to secure a 6-3 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Ross Armour opened the scoring for the home side in the first but Cooper Leitch replied late in the frame. In the second, Langley went ahead by two […]

Around the BCHL – Friday, Dec. 2

Making his season debut with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Nic Tallarico stopped 51 of 54 shots, keeping his team in the game until Carter Cochrane scored at 2:25 of double overtime to give the ‘Backs a 4-3 road win over the Penticton Vees. Salmon Arm jumped out to a 2-0 lead with Josh Arnold (first […]