Playoff Recap: Feb. 28

Trail Smoke Eaters – 2 Prince George Spruce Kings – 1 A pair of goals in the last five minutes and 25 saves from Logan Terness propelled the Trail Smoke Eaters to a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the defending-champion Prince George Spruce Kings in Game 1 of their opening-round series. Prince George defenceman Nick […]

Island Division Playoff Preview

In our final divisional preview for the Shaw BCHL Playoffs, we take a look at the Island Division where the top spot wasn’t decided until the final day of the regular season. #1 Nanaimo Clippers vs. #4 Alberni Valley Bulldogs Head to head: Nanaimo won five of the seven meetings with each team getting one […]

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. […]

Borgiel earns second POW of 2019-20

Photo credit: Garrett James photography Cowichan Valley Capitals goaltender Zach Borgiel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 29, the league announced Monday. The Fort Gratiot, Mich. native won all three of his starts over the weekend, stopping 84 of the 89 shots he faced, finishing with a […]

Borgiel’s stellar debut earns him POW

Photo credit: Gary Dorland Cowichan Valley Capitals goaltender Zach Borgiel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 8, the league announced Monday. The 19-year-old made his BCHL debut on Friday and he did not disappoint, making 35 saves to earn the shutout in his team’s 2-0 win over […]

BCHL Next Generation: Cowichan Valley Capitals

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 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. After finishing with the second-worst record in the BCHL last season and qualifying for […]

Selleck signs on with Trinity College

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Paul Selleck has committed to the Trinity College Bantams for the 2019-20 season, continuing a trend in recent years of BCHL players joining the Bantams program, including seven who played on last year’s team. The Laguna Hills, Calif. native played two BCHL seasons. He started his career with the Alberni Valley […]

Martin, Vandekamp named coaches for Team Canada West

Hockey Canada has announced the coaching staffs for both Team Canada West and Team Canada East for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. Alberni Valley Bulldogs coach Joe Martin has been named head coach of Canada West, while Cowichan Valley Capitals bench boss Mike Vandekamp has been named an assistant. Martin has been a part […]

Millette commits to Moncton

Before debuting in the BCHL in 2016-17, Quebec-born forward Vincent Millette played his youth hockey exclusively in French-speaking parts of the country. After three years out west, he will have a chance to dust off his French as he has committed to the University of Moncton Aigles Bleus for the 2019-20 season. Millette, who is […]

Playoff recap – March 24

Chad Sasaki had a goal and an assist, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Wenatchee Wild beat the Cowichan Valley Capitals 4-3 to win Game 6 and advance to the Interior Division finals. Cowichan had the advantage early as Preston Brodziak scored the lone first-period goal and David Melaragni notched his fifth of the […]