G. Fitzgerald, Desbiens earn NCAA notice

Another pair of BCHL graduates were doing damage last week at the NCAA level and it’s led to more weekly player awards. Victoria Grizzlies alum Gerry Fitzgerald, who finished up his BCHL career in 2014, had a goal and three assists for Bemidji State University to take the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) player of […]

Christopoulos earns goalie award

Having already played as many games as he did last season and looking on pace to shatter his NCAA career numbers from two seasons ago, Alberni Valley Bullogs alum Billy Christopoulos is rewarding his team with outstanding goaltending. The native of Raleigh, N.C. went 5-2-1 in October for the Air Force Academy Falcons and was […]

Guiney to play for Falcons

Nick Guiney improved his contribution to the Victoria Grizzlies over each of three BCHL seasons now he’ll get a chance to continue that development at the college hockey level. The Victoria native has committed to play at Concordia University-Wisconsin (CUW) in the coming season. He’s coming off a final Junior season in which he posted […]

Jutting commits to Air Force

After an initial BCHL season where he established a rugged presence on the West Kelowna Warriors blueline, defenceman Tyler Jutting will spend one more year with the team before going to NCAA Div. I Air Force Academy. Jutting posted a goal and eight helpers to go along with 47 penalty minutes in 48 games with […]

Kelly commits to Air Force

Shane Kelly’s college hockey career will take flight at Air Force starting in 2018. The Vernon Vipers defenceman will play another BCHL season before heading to the NCAA Div. I program. In 56 games this season, his first in the BCHL, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound rearguard put up three goals and nine assists to go along […]

Giunta commits to Bentley

David Giunta of the Coquitlam Express is following a path well traveled to college hockey from the BCHL as he’s committed to play for the Falcons at Bentley University starting next season. The Falcons have recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent seasons with six players – captain Max French, Jake Kauppila, Cody DePourcq, Aidan […]

Pelino earns weekly conference honours

In a fight for playoff position in the Atlantic Hockey standings, the Bentley University Falcons had a tough road assignment last weekend at Robert Morris but emerged with three of a possible four point thanks in large part to former Chilliwack Chiefs netminder Aidan Pelino. Allowing just one goal for the weekend, Pelino earned his […]

Cressey, McLain take conference POMs

December sees the college hockey schedule shortened because of the holiday break but Jackson Cressey and Mitch McLain both did more than enough in the time they had to claim player of the month nods in their respective conferences. Cressey piled up three goals and nine assists for 12 points in seven games for Princeton, […]

McLain, Redmond take conference kudos

BCHL alums taking care of their respective ends of the rink and were recognized as conference players of the week for their efforts. Former Langley Rivermen captain Mitch McLain had an OT winner and two assists for Bowling Green while Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Angus Redmond turned away 48 of 50 shots on the weekend […]

Santerno signs with Bentley

Patience, and a big boost in productivity, has paid off for Trail Smoke Eaters center Luke Santerno. The Smithers, B.C. native has accepted an NCAA Div. I offer and will play for Bentley University next season. With 21 goals and 18 assists in 28 games played so far this season, Santerno is fifth in BCHL […]