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 […]

Playoff recap – March 15

With nine days off after sweeping their opponents in the first round, the Victoria Grizzlies were well-rested heading into their second-round matchup with the Powell River Kings and they showed no signs of rust as they outshot the Kings 51-20 in a 4-1 win. The Grizzlies came out buzzing in the first period, peppering 21 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BCHL Midweek Matchup: Grizzlies vs. Clippers

Contributed by Jesse Adamson for BCHL Communications Tonight – Victoria Grizzlies (25-16-4-3) at Nanaimo Clippers (23-20-3-3) 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings The two teams have met seven times already this season. Victoria leads the season series with a record of 4-1-0-2. […]

Ufberg earns BCHLPOW honours

Vernon Vipers defenceman Michael Ufberg has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 22, the league announced Monday. Ufberg tallied four points, including his first two goals of the season, in Vernon’s two games over the weekend. On Saturday, the 20-year-old scored his team’s second goal in the first […]