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Verrall commits to York

With a 6-foot-3, 202-pound frame, Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Ben Verrall boasts a frame any hockey coach would love to have on the blueline. York University will be the beneficiary in this case as Verrall has accepted an offer to play for the USports program in Toronto. In three seasons on the Caps back end, […]

Harpur to head homeward for NCAA hockey

Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman and captain Chris Harpur will make a homecoming of sorts when he reports to campus next season. The native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. has accepted an offer and will compete for Niagara University which is a half-hour drive from his hometown, depending on the wait at the border crossing. Harpur is the […]

CJHL Weekly Top-20

CALGARY, Alberta (October 3, 2016) – As the page turns on a new month, the CJHL finds only four teams still unbeaten across the country in what is already shaping up to be a very competitive and evenly balanced regular season. In the BCHL, the Wenatchee Wild are already pulling away from the rest of […]

Zhang takes reins with Caps

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are pleased to announce Ray Zhang has taken over as the new majority owner. The deal was concluded just last week and the announcement promises exciting changes for the Caps. “This transaction is the first time someone from China has purchased an overseas hockey franchise,” said Zhang. “It will open a door for hockey […]

Osczevski scores deal to Augustana

After leading the Cowichan Valley Capitals back to the playoffs in his final BCHL season, Caps captain Adam Osczevski is blazing a trail to college. Osczevski will suit up at the University of Alberta-Augustana this coming season and he’ll be the lone BCHL alum on the roster. A native of Martensville, Sask., Osczevski posted career […]

Geary to gear up at Bowdoin

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Patrick Geary has found a home for college hockey this coming season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Libertyville, Ill. will play for the Polar Bears of Bowdoin College in the fall. Geary is coming of his lone BCHL campaign where he registered 18 goals and 17 assists in 57 games. He […]

Adkins inks with Falcons

A school with a tremendous athletic presence is the future for Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Josh Adkins. Adkins has committed to play at NCAA Div. III Concordia University-Wisconsin for next season. The school boasts 11 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams. In addition to hockey, Falcons athletes participate in tennis, acrobatics, triathlon, lacrosse and many […]

Caps’ Kehoe commits to Tigers

It’s been almost two months since Kade Kehoe last played a competitive game but he knows there will be plenty more in his future now that he’s locked up an NCAA Div. I commitment for next season. The Cowichan Valley Capitals forward will play at Colorado College starting this fall. The native of Saskatoon led […]

Switzer inks with Falcons

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) A Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman will showcase his skills in college this upcoming fall. Jake Switzer, who appeared in 108 games over the last two seasons for the Capitals, will join NCAA Div. III Concordia Wisconsin of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) next season. A native of Swansea, […]

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 […]