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NHL Bloodlines: David Hejduk

David Hejduk was born in Parker, Colo., but he spent a lot of his youth over 5,000 miles away. The Wenatchee Wild’s rookie defenceman is the son of former Colorado Avalanche star Milan Hejduk who played 15 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup in 2001. The senior Hedjuk hails from the Czech […]

8 BCHL alumni sign NHL contracts out of college

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi) With the college hockey regular season ending a few weeks ago and teams being eliminated from the national tournament last weekend, there has been a recent flurry of NCAA players signings pro contracts. Eight of these players are BCHL alumni and every one of them signed with […]

Newhook gets World Juniors selection camp invite

Former Victoria Grizzlies forward and current Boston College sophomore Alex Newhook has been invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2021 World Junior Championships. Canada’s camp is set to take place Nov. 13 to Dec. 16 in Red Deer, Alta. Newhook was invited to last year’s selection camp, but was released in the final […]

BCHL alums find new homes in the NHL

With the NHL playoffs taking place from August to the end of September, that meant the offseason was delayed until early October. With little time to spare, the NHL held the 2020 entry draft on Oct. 6 and 7 and two days later the free agency window opened to signify the official start of the […]

Newhook drafted 16th overall by Colorado

Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old came into the draft ranked as the 13th North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. He led the BCHL in scoring this season with 102 points and took home the leagueโ€™s MVP award. Although […]

Kerfoot scores one to remember

The feel-good vibes keeps coming from the Colorado Avalanche and their start to the season. The latest is the first NHL goal for rookie forward and former Coquitlam Express star Alex Kerfoot. The West Vancouver native scored the opening marker of the game Wednesday night in a 6-3 Avalanche home win over the Boston Bruins. […]

Jost signs with Avalanche

Amazing how much can change in less than a year. At this point in 2016, Tyson Jost was just mulling over the end of the Penticton Vees season, the upcoming U18 World Championships in North Dakota, the NHL Draft and his freshman season at the University of North Dakota. Today, he’s on the cusp of […]

Jost earns conference recognition

Playing on the biggest stage of his NCAA career to date – and without benefit of his star linemate – Tyson Jost showed again he’s equal to the challenge. In a non-conference game at Madison Square Garden in New York – with regular linemate Brock Boeser sidelined with injury – Jost scored twice in the […]

Jost drafted by Avalanche

Penticton Vees centre, and captain, Tyson Jost was drafted 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. He joins Kyle Turris (third to Phoenix Coyotes in 2007) as the only top-10 NHL draft picks in BCHL history. Jost was available backstage at the draft: Tyson Jost on being […]