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69 alums in NCAA tourney

The field is set for the 2019 NCAA Div. I men’s hockey tournament and plenty of BCHL grads will be participating. In total there are 69 former BCHL players competing for a spot in the Frozen Four. Of the 16 teams competing, 15 have at least one BCHL grad in the lineup and eight schools […]

52 alums shine in Ivy League ECAC Hockey

The BCHL’s Smart Hockey slogan has proven true yet again with the release of the ECAC Hockey conference’s all-academic players, which includes those at Ivy League programs. In all, 51 BCHL graduates were highlighted and several were making the grade for a second, third or fourth time. Players are eligible for the all-academic team if […]

Galajda, Baker, Zerter-Gossage make ECAC sweep

BCHL alums playing at Ivy League programs formed a clean sweep of the ECAC Hockey weekly awards this week. CLICK HERE to read the full release from ECAC Hockey Victoria Grizzlies graduate Matthew Galajda of Cornell was named goaltender of the week after posting two wins, both shutouts, making the rest of his stats easy […]

Berard the latest King to ink with Cornell

The Powell River-to-Cornell pipeline is officially a thing now. Having welcomed former Powell River Kings standouts Tristan Mullin, Kyle Betts, Matt Cairns and Cam Donaldson into the fold for this season, Cornell has gone back to the well and have secured the services of Kings forward Ben Berard for the 2019-20 season. Berard leads the […]

Kaldis claims another ECAC Hockey nod

Getting your first NCAA goal is obviously a career highlight but when it’s a game-winner and earns conference player of the week recognition, it makes for an especially sweet moment to savour. That’s the case for Nanaimo Clippers alum Yanni Kaldis of Cornell University as he potted the winner in an important 4-3 win over RPI […]

5 BCHL alums up for Hobey

The opening list of names for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA hockey, has been announced and five BCHL alums are in the running. Former Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot of Harvard, Chilliwack Chiefs grad Mitch Gillam of Cornell, former Langley Rivermen standout Mario Puskarich of Vermont, former West […]

Kaldis claims ECAC rookie nod

With no points through his first four NCAA contests at Cornell, former Nanaimo Clippers standout defenceman Yanni Kaldis broke out in his most recent game and was recognized with a conference award as a result. Kaldis picked up three assists for the Big Red, getting in on each goal in an eventual 4-3 loss to […]

Leahy inks with Big Red

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce defenceman Joe Leahy has committed to Cornell University for the 2018-19 season. “Joe has really impressed since the onset of training camp. He not only has great size but excellent mobility and sees the game very well, said president, general manager and head coach Fred Harbinson. “We’re excited to […]

Galajda earns season’s first scholarship

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Matthew Galajda has taken care of an important piece of business for himself and the season hasn’t even started yet. Galajda has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey at Ivy League Cornell University. He’ll head to school and play for the Big Red starting in the 2017-18 season. A product of […]

Lowry learns ropes as rookie pro

After years of minor hockey, junior and a four-season NCAA career at Cornell, Victoria Grizzlies alum Joel Lowry has just finished his first season where he got paid to play. Lowry was a rookie forward with the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign (in the California city, not the Canadian province). The experience added another layer […]