BCHL Next Generation: Cowichan Valley Capitals

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2021-22 regular season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Caps finished […]

Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week (Alberni Pod)

The BCHL and Save-On-Foods have partnered to recognize billet families from across the league for going the extra mile to support BCHL players off the ice with the Billet Family of the Week award. Throughout the season, we will be going pod-by-pod to recognize one billet family from each team and the outstanding work they […]

Pod Preview: Port Alberni

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography (Pearson, Naylor, DiPaolo) We continue our look around the five BCHL pods and put the focus on the Port Alberni Pod, featuring the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Cowichan Valley Capitals, Nanaimo Clippers and Victoria Grizzlies. Alberni Valley Bulldogs Record: 2019-20: 26-28-2-2 2020-21 exhibition: 6-7-1-1 Key returning players: G Luke Pearson F […]

NCAA Roundup: Weekly and monthly conference award handed out to BCHL alums

It’s the first week of the month, so that means we have both weekly and monthly NCAA conference awards to sift through. Two BCHL alums have grabbed monthly awards and another six took home weekly honours. ECAC Hockey Player of the Month Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto continues to pile […]

6 BCHL alums named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

The NCAA announced its Mike Richter Award Watch List today and six former BCHL goaltenders are in the running for the trophy. The Richter award is handed out to the NCAA’s top goaltender each year. The BCHL alums on the list are: Michael Corson – Junior – Niagara University (Cowichan Valley Capitals) Corson transferred from […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

With college hockey now in full swing, we have a number of BCHL alums to recognize, as six different players received weekly awards in their conference this week. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine backstopped the Golden Gophers to their fourth series sweep […]

Alumni Association launches Player Assistance Fund

A group of former players who make up the BCHL Alumni Association have launched the BCHL Player Assistance Fund to help support players financially during the COVID-19 affected BCHL season. In recent months, the league announced plans to begin the 2020-21 regular season with no fans in the stands due to COVID-19 restrictions put in […]

BCHL Podcast: Nov. 6

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Terness, Ferguson), Jack Murray (Hebb) A new edition of the BCHL Podcast is live. This week’s guests include: Chris Hebb (BCHL Commissioner) Logan Terness (G, Trail Smoke Eaters) Cullen Ferguson (D, Cowichan Valley Capitals) Hebb joins the podcast to discuss the league’s rebranded BCHL TV streaming platform, as well as […]

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 […]

BCHL Next Generation: Cowichan Valley Capitals

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Geoff Grimwood is now in his third stint coaching in the BCHL after being […]