BCHL Draft History

Photo credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA Today Over the years, the BCHL has built a rich history of players being selected at the NHL Draft. From the first player from the league being selected in the 1975 draft to having three first-rounders in the same draft in 2016, the BCHL has had a presence on NHL […]

Cholowski nets first NHL goal

Detroit Red Wings defenceman and former Chilliwack Chiefs standout Dennis Cholowski scored his first NHL goal in his first-ever game last night after making the Red Wings opening-night roster out of training camp. With Detroit trailing the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 midway through the second period, Cholowski pinched in from the point and snapped a […]

Three BCHL Alums win Calder Cup

A trio of BCHL alums will add an AHL championship to their respective resumes following the Grand Rapids Griffins’ victory on Tuesday night. Forward Ben Street, defenceman Dennis Cholowski and assistant coach Bruce Ramsay helped the Griffins defeat the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 in game six of the Calder Cup Final to clinch Grand Rapids’ second AHL […]

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Red Wings choose Cholowski

It became a record night for the BCHL when Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Dennis Cholowski was scooped at No. 20 by the Detroit Red Wings Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. Cholowski’s selection made it three first-round picks this year for the BCHL, surpassing the record of two set in 2004 and 2007. […]

BCHL at the Draft

Nothing quite compares to the anticipation that must be hovering over Dante Fabbro, Dennis Cholowski and Tyson Jost this week. All three have been listed as possible first-round selections in the NHL Draft Friday night. But almost as good is the fact that the BCHL will be right there with them at First Niagara Center […]

Combine brings draft hopefuls to Buffalo

Eyes have been on them all season and now they’ll be right up close, getting measured in every way possible as the NHL Entry Draft approaches. Defencemen Dante Fabbro (Penticton Vees) and Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs) and forward Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees) are at the NHL scouting combine in Buffalo this week to meet the […]

Top prospects forged in BCHL fire

It’s getting harder to make the case players don’t improve enough while playing in the BCHL and the proof is right there on the ice. The recent performances of Penticton Vees standouts Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro at the World Under-18 tournament in North Dakota are one way of showing that elite-level players receive the […]

Desbiens snags POW honours

West Kelowna Warriors forward Jonathan Desbiens has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 17, the league announced Monday. Desbiens picked up 1st Star in Game 2 of the BCHL Finals after potting a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the third period, plus as assist in a […]

Fred Page Cup Finals Facts

After Tuesday’s dramatic overtime win on home ice for the West Kelowna Warriors, the BCHL finals are set. The Warriors will face the Chilliwack Chiefs for the Fred Page Cup starting Friday in Chilliwack. The Chiefs have home-ice advantage in the Finals by virtue of the fact they were the first team in Round 3 […]