Priskie inks deal with Hurricanes

Quinnipiac University defenceman and Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Chase Priskie signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (177th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, but became a free agent after he did not sign with the team. Priskie […]

3 alums named Hobey finalists

Three BCHL graduates have been announced as top-10 finalists for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, the NCAA announced today. Two Salmon Arm Silverbacks alums, Michigan State University forward Taro Hirose and Quinnipiac University defenceman Chase Priskie, made the top-10, while St. Cloud State University forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell is also up for […]

8 alums named ECAC All-Stars

ECAC Hockey announced their year-end all-stars this week and eight former BCHL players made the cut. Here is a quick recap of all the alums selected. Andrew Shortridge (Junior, G) – Quinnipiac University – First-Team All-Star Shortridge put together by far his best college season in his junior year, posting league-best numbers with a .944 […]

BCHL alums live lifetime experience

BCHL alums moving on to play college hockey are afforded a unique opportunity to get an education while they show their skills on the ice in front of packed student crowds. For a lucky few, there may be added travel and experiences added into all that. The second-annual Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland is […]

BCHLers show their stuff

With all 30 NHL teams having started their summer development camps, a look through the invitees reveals a lot of BCHL-bred talent. A total of 54 league alums have been or are being put through their paces right now as they try to stick on a team’s radar for the future. Most of the players […]

Alums selected on Day 2 in Buffalo

BUFFALO – Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft saw a pair of BCHL alums selected from the NCAA ranks to make it five for the league on the weekend. The Edmonton Oilers selected towering defenceman Vincent Desharnais from Providence College early in the seventh round with the 183rd pick. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound rearguard played […]

Player rankings released

The NHL Central Scouting final player ratings came out Tuesday with six BCHL players and one alum among the 15 current and former Junior A players included. On the North American skaters list, the following BCHLers rated: 16. Tyson Jost, F, Penticton Vees 18. Dante Fabbro, D, Penticton Vees 23. Dennis Cholowski, D, Chilliwack Chiefs […]

6 BCHLers, 15 from CJHL rated in mid-terms

NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term player rankings in advance of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and there are six BCHL players among the 15 Junior A players rated. In addition, one league alumnus from the NCAA ranks is included. There is also one player currently here on a BCHL exhibition tour as part of […]