NCAA Roundup: College Signings

Photo credit: Cornell Athletics (Kaldis) It’s been a month since we shined the spotlight on our alums in the NCAA, so it’s time to catch up on all the recent college free agent signings in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Lordco. NHL Pittsburgh Penguins: D Will Reilly – Senior – Rensselaer Polytechnic University (Nanaimo […]

BCHL sets new commitment record

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography For the sixth year in a row, the BCHL has set a new record for committed players to NCAA or Canadian University programs. After a surge of players announced their commitments over the last week, that brings the league’s total to 172 for the 2019-20 season, surpassing last season’s high […]

Kawaguchi named Hobey Hat Trick finalist

Photo credit: Russ Hons University of North Dakota junior forward and Chilliwack Chiefs alumnus Jordan Kawaguchi has been named one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. The other two players part of the Hobey Hat Trick are University of Minnesota-Duluth junior defenceman Scott Perunovich and University of Maine […]

NCAA Roundup: All-Star Edition

Despite the cancellation of the remainder of the NCAA season last week, there was still plenty of college hockey news off the ice with five of the six conferences announcing All-Star teams and, you guessed it, there were plenty of BCHL alums involved – 29 to be exact. In this week’s NCAA Roundup presented by […]

18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

10 BCHL alums honoured with NCAA recognition

Photo credit: BSU Photo Services (Sillinger) NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison kicked his senior season into high gear in […]

NCAA Roundup: 3 alums take weekly honours

It was a quiet week in the NCAA with only three conferences handing out weekly awards, but a BCHL alum was still honoured in each one. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison tallied six points on three goals and three assists in helping lead […]

BC Born: Luc Wilson

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography As a youngster growing up in Duncan, B.C., Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luc Wilson had a slight advantage over the rest of his hockey-playing colleagues. His father Brant worked at the local arena and would stay late after work to use the ice to work on skills with his son. […]

NCAA Roundup: McCarthy, Christensen, Scheel take home weekly honours

Photo credits: Kelly Shea (Christensen), Russ Hons (Scheel) This week in the NCAA Roundup presented by Lordco, there were three BCHL alums honoured with weekly conference awards in the NCAA, including a goaltender taking home his fourth recognition already this season. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Connor McCarthy – Junior – Clarkson University (Chilliwack […]

NCAA Roundup: Chiefs alum Kawaguchi named National POM

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi/Scheel), Matt Dewkett/Cornell Athletics (Galajda) It was a busy week as far as NCAA awards go as 11 monthly and weekly conference awards were handed out this week to seven different BCHL alums, one of them for National Player of the Month. Hockey Commissioners Association National Player of the Month/NCHC Player […]