BCHL season delayed again after extension of PHO restrictions

Due to the extension of restrictions around mass gatherings and events announced by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) today, the BCHL has delayed the start of its regular season to March. The league had planned to start playing again next week if restrictions were lifted once the current PHO order expired today. “We are disappointed […]

Extension of PHO restrictions pushes BCHL season start to February

The BCHL has pushed the start of its regular season to the week of Feb. 8 after it was announced yesterday that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has extended current restrictions around team sports until Feb. 5. The league had planned to start in mid-January if restrictions were eased when the previous order expired as […]

Letter from the Commissioner

Dear BCHL fans, First off, we want to thank you for your patience and for your continued support during this unusual and challenging time. The BC Hockey League Office and the Return to Play Task Force have been hard at work for the past nine months trying to come up with a plan to get […]

BCHL delays season start due to COVID-19 restrictions

In accordance with the BCHL COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will push the regular season start […]

BCHL Podcast: Nov. 6

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Terness, Ferguson), Jack Murray (Hebb) A new edition of the BCHL Podcast is live. This week’s guests include: Chris Hebb (BCHL Commissioner) Logan Terness (G, Trail Smoke Eaters) Cullen Ferguson (D, Cowichan Valley Capitals) Hebb joins the podcast to discuss the league’s rebranded BCHL TV streaming platform, as well as […]

League rebrands streaming broadcasts to BCHL TV

BURNABY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced today that they have rebranded their online streaming broadcasts to BCHL TV. The league has launched a new website – www.bchltv.ca – specifically tailored to BCHL fans, where viewers can browse the league’s schedule, go directly to a specific team’s upcoming games or view recent archives. […]

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 […]