NCAA Roundup: 5 alums head into Christmas break with conference awards

Photo credits: Ed Mailliard (Briere), Rob Rasmussen (Metsa), Omaha Athletics (Ward), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose) We head into the Christmas break with another NCAA Roundup packed full of BCHL alums being recognized for their high level of play. This week, we highlight five players who earned weekly conference awards. ECAC 1st Star of the Week […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

With college hockey now in full swing, we have a number of BCHL alums to recognize, as six different players received weekly awards in their conference this week. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine backstopped the Golden Gophers to their fourth series sweep […]

Alumni update – Nov. 13

After a full weekend of games in the NCAA, four BCHL alums from three different Division I conferences, including a trio of former Vernon Vipers, have earned Player of the Week honours. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) saw two former BCHLers earn top honours as former Trail Smoke Eater and current captain at Michigan […]

Lee off to Quinnipiac

Powell River Kings defenceman Jayden Lee is the latest player to commit to Quinnipiac University, which continues to be a hotbed for BCHL grads at the NCAA level. Lee, who will join the Bobcats for the 2020-21 season, is in the midst of his second year in the BCHL after playing last year with the […]

Merriman heading to Princeton

Nanaimo Clippers forward MacKenzie Merriman will stay in orange and black colours when he graduates from the BCHL as he has committed to the Princeton University Tigers for the 2020-21 season. Merriman is in his second full BCHL season and joined the Clippers in the offseason after playing last year with the Surrey Eagles where […]

Tufto inks with Quinnipiac

From Scott Zurevinski to  Connor and Kellen Jones and – just last season – Thomas Aldworth and Luke Shiplo, the connection between the Vernon Vipers and Quinnipiac University has been a strong one and now Odeen Tufto, who is committed to play for the Bobcats starting in 2017, has joined that tradition. Tufto leads the Vipers in […]