Playoff recap – March 9

The Penticton Vees came into tonight’s Game 5 with their backs against the wall, on the brink of elimination, trailing 3-1 in their opening-round series to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. In a must-win game, they needed their top players to step up and that’s exactly what they did. Team captain Massimo Rizzo had two goals […]

Playoff recap – March 5

Donovan Buskey stopped 40 of 42 shots and Tyler Ghirardosi led the way offensively with three points as the Trail Smoke Eaters topped the Merritt Centennials 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. After a scoreless first period, Trail exploded for four straight goals in the second with Spencer McLean, Carter Jones, Kent Johnson and […]

Playoff recap – March 2

Ethan Scardina scored twice in the first period and that’s all the offence the Nanaimo Clippers would need as Jordan Naylor shut the door the rest of the way, backstopping his team to a 2-1 victory over the Powell River Kings in Game 2 of the Island Division semifinals and evening the series at one […]

Interior Division playoff preview

No. 1 Penticton Vees vs. No. 8 Cowichan Valley Capitals Regular season head-to-head: (2 games) The Vees won both matchups in regulation by a combined score of 8-3. Of note: As they have all season, Penticton will be looking for offensive production from the blueline, namely from BCHL Top Defenceman award-winner James Miller who was […]

Playoff Recap – Feb. 28

The BCHL Playoffs are only one game in and there has already been a huge upset. Pierce Diamond stopped 40 of 41 shots and Niko Esposito-Selivanov had two goals and two assists as the Cowichan Valley Capitals beat the Penticton Vees 4-1 in Game 1 of their Interior Division playoff matchup. Capitals forward Paul Selleck […]

Melaragni commits to Canisius

David Melaragni has been a key contributor for the Cowichan Valley Capitals and head coach Mike Vandekamp this season. This comes as no surprise to his coach since Vandekamp had Melaragni on his blueline last year when they were both with the Nanaimo Clippers and brought him over to the Capitals with him in the […]

Mikrogiannakis commits to RIT

An integral part of the Cowichan Valley Capitals attack this season, defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis’ strong play has not gone unnoticed as he has earned a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers for the 2020-21 season. Along with fellow dman and Caps leading scorer David Melaragni, Mikrogiannakis has been leading the charge from […]

Caps vs. Kings

Tonight – Cowichan Valley Capitals (1-5-1-1) at Powell River Kings (5-2-0-0) 7 p.m. at  Hap Parker Arena in Powell River Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS WATCH ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings This is the first meeting of the season between these Island Division rivals. Last year, the teams met eight times, with the Kings winning four […]

MacTavish headed to Wisconsin-Superior

With a year as captain of his BCHL team now on his resume, Cowichan Valley Capitals forward has decided on a college hockey opportunity for next season. After his lone BCHL campaign in 2017-18, MacTavish will suit up next season at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The native of Kanata, Ont. posted 13 goals and 25 […]

Coughlin off to Regina next year

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Tate Coughlin has commited to the University of Regina Cougars for the 2018-19 season. Coughlin finished third in team scoring in 2017-18 with 33 points in 33 regular-season games. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound Victoria native also had nine points in 13 games the previous season with the Nanaimo Clippers. He finishes with […]