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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 […]

BCHL shifts focus to ‘Modern Hockey’

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography With opening weekend of the season starting tomorrow, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at the team and league […]

New events, initiatives highlight 2019-20 BCHL season

The BCHL regular season begins on Friday, Sept. 6 with a slate of six games that will kick off this year’s action around the league. With new events and initiatives from the league, the upcoming season is sure to engage hockey fans across the province. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and […]

BCHL and Chevrolet renew partnership for 2019-20 season

The BC Hockey League and B.C. Chevrolet Dealers have announced a renewed agreement for the 2019-20 season as Chevrolet will become one of the league’s Founding Sponsors and will be known as the “Official Vehicle of the BCHL.” For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet logo will be prominently featured on the front […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve sale of Alberni Valley franchise

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors has announced they have given unanimous approval for the sale of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to Keycorp Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The company, which own the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association, will become the majority owners, while the existing Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society (PAJHS) […]

BCHL commish talks Newhook, draft with TSN1040

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb hit the airwaves on TSN 1040 radio on Tuesday, speaking with Don Taylor and Bob Marjanovich on TSN’s midday show. They covered everything to do with the 2019 NHL Draft, including breaking down Alex Newhook’s seasons, and also looked ahead to next BCHL season. Click here to listen to the full […]

BCHL hires Steven Cocker as new Executive Director

The BC Hockey League is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Cocker as the league’s new Executive Director, Competition and Events. The Orangeville, Ont. native brings with him a diverse background in hockey. Before accepting his role at the BCHL, Cocker had been an assistant general manager with the Penticton Vees since 2015 as […]

BCHL announces new boss

The BCHL is pleased to announce Chris Hebb as the league’s new commissioner, effective immediately. Hebb is a former senior executive with two of the biggest sports and entertainment companies in Canada – Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (OBSE) in Vancouver and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto. From 2006 to 2013, Hebb […]