Alumni Profile: Jordan Kawaguchi

Photo credit: Mark Kuhlmann (North Dakota) For Jordan Kawaguchi, who grew up in Abbotsford, B.C., it was a dream come true for him when signed on to play with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL for the 2013-14 season. The team was coming off two strong years after relocating from Quesnel to Chilliwack in 2011 […]

NCAA Roundup: Weekly and monthly conference award handed out to BCHL alums

It’s the first week of the month, so that means we have both weekly and monthly NCAA conference awards to sift through. Two BCHL alums have grabbed monthly awards and another six took home weekly honours. ECAC Hockey Player of the Month Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto continues to pile […]

NCAA Roundup: 5 alums named weekly conference award winners

Photo credits: Ed Maillard (Briere), BSU Photo Services (Driscoll), Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel) Another week, another batch of BCHL alumni making noise in the college hockey ranks. This week, five former players from the league earned weekly conference honours. ECAC Player of the Week Kaden Pickering – Junior – St. Lawrence University (Chilliwack Chiefs) Pickering led […]

4 current and former BCHL players on Central Scouting 2021 Players to Watch update

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Williams), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Dan Hickling/Hickling Images (Teleguine) NHL Central Scouting provided an update to its Players to Watch list ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and two current BCHL players were included, as well as two alumni in the NCAA and another six who participated in the league’s […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 22 (Jordan Kawaguchi & Matthew Kopperud)

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlman (Kawaguchi), Michigan State Athletics (Kopperud) This week on the BCHL Podcast we catch up with a pair of alums who are both have big seasons in the NCAA. First up is Jordan Kawaguchi, who is in his senior season at the University of North Dakota and is coming off a year […]

NCAA Roundup: Nesterenko, Evans earn Hockey East awards

Photo credit: UConn Athletic Communications (Evans) This week, two BCHL alums earned awards in Hockey East, including Player of the Week and top rookie honours. Hockey East Player of the Week Jonny Evans – Junior – University of Connecticut (Powell River Kings) Evans had four points in a pair of wins over New Hampshire last […]

NCAA Roundup: 8 alums recognized with conference awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Ed Mailliard (Briere), Mady Salvani (Galambos) This week saw the highest number of former BCHL players rewarded with conference awards so far this year as six took home weekly honours and another two were recognized for their play in the month of December. Atlantic Hockey Player […]

NCAA Roundup: Kawaguchi and Hirose earn conference honours

College hockey is slowly getting back to play after the holidays and two more BCHL alums received conference awards this week, including a freshman who double dipped with a weekly and monthly recognition. NCHC Player of the Month (December) Jordan Kawaguchi – Senior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi tied for the NCHC […]

Bottini, Fust to play for Switzerland at World Juniors

Photo credits: Darren Francis (Fust), Jack Murray (Bottini) Penticton Vees forward Stefano Bottini and Chilliwack Chiefs forward Ray Fust have both made Team Switzerland’s final roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. The team announced their final cuts today. Both players have experience representing Switzerland at international tournaments, but this will be their first […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

With college hockey now in full swing, we have a number of BCHL alums to recognize, as six different players received weekly awards in their conference this week. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine backstopped the Golden Gophers to their fourth series sweep […]