Spruce Kings players test positive for COVID-19

The League Office has received notice that multiple members of the Prince George Spruce Kings have tested positive for COVID-19. The Spruce Kings immediately reached out to Northern Health for direction, as per our accepted safety plan, and the League Office has notified the Provincial Health Office (PHO). At this point, the affected team members […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Update: Dec. 30

On Monday, viaSPORT BC announced that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has made revisions to their most recent Order, including changes around restrictions on youth sports that were preventing nearly half of the league’s players from practicing with their teams. Prior to the revision, youth sports were permitted to continue under Phase 2 regulations, but […]

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 […]

Wild take hiatus for 2020-21 season due to border closure and state restrictions

The Wenatchee Wild announced today that the franchise is taking a hiatus for the 2020-21 BCHL season, due to complications caused by the closure of the American-Canadian border and restrictions put in place by the State of Washington due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this morning, the Wild have released all players on their […]

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 cancels 7 preseason games in response to PHO order

Due to the restrictions put in place yesterday by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) regarding sporting events in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions, the BCHL has cancelled all preseason games involving the Chilliwack Chiefs, Coquitlam Express, Langley Rivermen and Surrey Eagles for the next two weeks. The Powell River Kings, who are included […]

COVID-19 Update: Nov. 5

BCHL COVID-19 Plan The BCHL’s COVID-19 Plan, which was created by the league office and the Return-to-Play Task Force, in consultation with the provinces Safer Operations Work Group, was accepted by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) back in September. The league’s COVID-19 plan covers a wide range of topics, including facility protocols, on-ice protocols and […]