BCHL approves alternative scenario to guarantee 2020-21 season

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations do not allow arena capacity that provides needed gate revenue for BCHL teams. In the case that the original request for 25 […]

BCHL announces tentative Dec. 1 start date

The BC Hockey League announced today that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The PHO has […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 2)

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, we outlined changes to on-ice procedures and player safety. In Part 2, we will go over […]

COVID-19 Update

The BCHL provided an update today regarding their return-to-play plans for the 2020-21 season. On last week’s final AGM call, the Board of Governors reviewed several different models put forth by the league office and the recently-appointed Return-to-Play Task Force. Earlier this month, the BCHL created a Return-to-Play Task Force, which is responsible for outlining […]

COVID-19 Update: May 4

In our latest COVID-19 update, we hear directly from BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. Message from the British Columbia Hockey League: First off, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy with their families during this challenging time. With the ever-changing situation we are all facing, the BC Hockey League has committed to providing regular updates […]

BCHL seeks financial support from provincial government

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Hockey League is requesting financial assistance from the provincial government to offset major losses for its teams due to the shutdown of the league. On Mar. 13, after the first round of the BCHL Playoffs, the league was forced to cancel the remainder of its season due […]

BCHL and Canucks Alumni name seven new scholarship recipients

The BCHL along with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni and LNG Canada are proud to announce a new set of scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 season. Since 1987, the BCHL and the Canucks Alumni have provided scholarships to players who have graduated from the BCHL with the goal of continuing their academic careers. The recipients of […]

2019-20 BCHL season cancelled

Mar. 13: UPDATED to reflect official cancellation of the season The BC Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that the remainder of the BCHL season has been cancelled due to recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made by Hockey Canada to cease operations of all events and activities and this mandate […]

BCHL Board of Governors Approve Sale of West Kelowna Warriors

The BCHL Board of Governors have approved the sale of the West Kelowna Warriors franchise to businessman John Murphy and local resident Rod Hume. The two will immediately take over operation of the team with Murphy serving as the Warriors’ Governor and Hume acting as Managing Partner. “It is with great excitement that Rod Hume […]

BCHL announces Cranbrook Bucks expansion

The BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise. The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. “We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC […]