BCHL Next Generation: Cranbrook Bucks

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 Cranbrook Bucks. Last year’s debut campaign […]

BCHL Future Stars: Walker Gelbard

Walker Gelbard came into Cranbrook Bucks camp last fall as a 15-year-old just looking to get noticed by a coach or two and maybe stand out enough to get an opportunity to come back the following year and have a chance to make the team. As it turned out, he made such a strong impression […]

Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week: Penticton 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 […]

BCHL Podcast: April 1 (Luke Mylymok, Rhys Bentham, Dr. Bob McCormack)

Photo credits: Dave Harwig (Mylymok), Bob Learmonth (Bentham) Starting tomorrow, the BCHL is back! We have three interviews to get you ready for the season. First up, we talk to Salmon Arm Silverbacks alumnus Luke Mylymok (3:00), fresh off his 5OT game-winning goal in the NCAA tournament, finishing off the longest game in tournament history. […]

Pod Preview: Penticton

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Williams), Garrett James Photography (Terness) We keep it moving through the five pods with a deep dive on the Penticton Pod, featuring the Cranbrook Bucks, Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters. Cranbrook Bucks Record: 2019-20: N/A 2020-21 exhibition: 3-5-1-0 Key returning players: N/A Key additions: D Cole Assaily F Noah Quinn […]

BCHL Podcast (Oct. 23, 2020)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Lapointe), Tami Quan (Stienburg) On the newest edition of the BCHL Podcasts, we talk with: Ryan Donald (Cranbrook Bucks) Greg Lapointe (Coquitlam Express) Matthew Stienburg (West Kelowna Warriors) Donald is the head coach and general manager of the expansion Bucks and he tells us about his team’s first win last […]

BCHL Next Generation: Cranbrook Bucks

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 Cranbrook Bucks. The timing for the Cranbrook Bucks is unfortunate as they wait to make their BCHL […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 2)

The BCHL held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over a series of video conference calls over the last month and the league’s Board of Governors has approved several new initiatives and protocols for the 2020-21 season. In Part 1, we outlined changes to on-ice procedures and player safety. In Part 2, we will go over […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve realignment for 2020-21

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL Board of Governors held its semi-annual meeting on Jan. 23 and approved a new configuration for the 2020-21 season. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams on each side. […]

BCHL announces Cranbrook Bucks expansion

The BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise. The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. “We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC […]