Road to Tampa Bay starts Friday

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The NCAA Div. I opening round, and the road to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Fla., gets going Friday and BCHL graduates will take their fair share of the spotlight. All told, 56 BCHL alums (eight of whom are NHL draft picks, noted below with italics) will feature in […]

Round 2 Series Previews

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The Divisional finals start this Friday. Here is a preview for each series and key players to watch closely as we near puck drop. Mainland Chilliwack Chiefs (1) vs. (2) Wenatchee Wild How they got there: Chilliwack swept the Coquitlam Express in the opening round, and have been off […]

Kaldis takes POW Honours

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Yanni Kaldis has been named BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 13, the league announced Monday. Kaldis led all defencemen in points throughout the week with six. He had two goals and four assists as the Nanaimo Clippers eliminated the Alberni Valley […]

BCHL Playoffs: Saturday, March 12

The Powell River Kings needed overtime, but it was well worth the wait as they defeated the Cowichan Valley Capitals 3-2 in overtime to win the series, four games to two. Kyle Betts scored 1:12 into the extra frame to help the Kings ice the series. They’ll now face the Island #1 Nanaimo Clippers in the […]

BCHL Playoffs: Thursday, March 10

The Cowichan Valley Capitals lived to fight another day, defeating the Powell River Kings 2-1, with Luke Santerno’s goal at 17:06 of the second period being the difference maker. Powell River had a chance to close out the series, but the Capitals got a huge road victory, making the series 3-2 with a chance to even […]

BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 8

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) Offence was aplenty in a Game 3 showdown between the Mainland #2 Wenatchee Wild and #3 Langley Rivermen which required overtime. Kyle Stephan’s game winner 18 seconds into sudden death gave the Wild a 7-6 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. In what was an action-filled first period, […]

BCHL Playoffs: Monday, March 7

A ferocious third period rally by the Island #2 Powell River Kings wasn’t enough, as they failed to take a commanding 3-0 series lead by falling to the #3 Cowichan Valley Capitals 5-4 in overtime. Luke Santerno scored first for the Capitals 6:58 into the first. Corey Hoffman and Josh Adkins added second period markers […]

Hudie helps Caps to playoffs, earns BCHL POW

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matt Hudie has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 14, the league announced Tuesday. Hudie helped the Caps to four of a possible six points putting up five goals and an assist along the way. The native of Westland, Michigan opened his week with […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Feb. 13

Cole Kehler made 33 saves and Nick Fidanza’s goal was the winner as the Merritt Centennials earned a 4-1 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. After a scoreless opening frame, Zach Court and Fidanza scored in rapid succession early in the second. Brett Stirling scoring the lone Grizz goal late in the period, making it […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 30

Chris Schutz scored twice in 2:24 to start the second period in leading the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to a 6-3 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. Chris Sarault opened the scoring in the first for the ‘Dogs with Quinn Syrydiuk making it 2-0 before PJ Conlon got the Grizz on the board. Schutz’s pair proved […]