BCHL announces plans to celebrate 60th Anniversary

The 2021-22 season is the 60th anniversary for the BCHL and the league has announced plans to celebrate the milestone and honour the rich history of the league going back to its inception in 1961. The league’s 60th Anniversary plans include an outdoor event, retro jerseys for each team, a retro theme night in each […]

BCHL Board of Governors Approve 2021 Season

Today, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors approved a shortened 2020-21 season after the Provincial Health Office (PHO) accepted the league’s proposal for a safe return to play under its COVID-19 Safety Plan. The league will operate in a “pod” model where three to four teams will play each other in five different […]

Wild take hiatus for 2020-21 season due to border closure and state restrictions

The Wenatchee Wild announced today that the franchise is taking a hiatus for the 2020-21 BCHL season, due to complications caused by the closure of the American-Canadian border and restrictions put in place by the State of Washington due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this morning, the Wild have released all players on their […]

BCHL approves alternative scenario to guarantee 2020-21 season

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations do not allow arena capacity that provides needed gate revenue for BCHL teams. In the case that the original request for 25 […]

BCHL announces tentative Dec. 1 start date

The BC Hockey League announced today that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The PHO has […]

COVID-19 Update

The BCHL provided an update today regarding their return-to-play plans for the 2020-21 season. On last week’s final AGM call, the Board of Governors reviewed several different models put forth by the league office and the recently-appointed Return-to-Play Task Force. Earlier this month, the BCHL created a Return-to-Play Task Force, which is responsible for outlining […]

BCHL seeks financial support from provincial government

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Hockey League is requesting financial assistance from the provincial government to offset major losses for its teams due to the shutdown of the league. On Mar. 13, after the first round of the BCHL Playoffs, the league was forced to cancel the remainder of its season due […]

2019-20 BCHL season cancelled

Mar. 13: UPDATED to reflect official cancellation of the season The BC Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that the remainder of the BCHL season has been cancelled due to recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made by Hockey Canada to cease operations of all events and activities and this mandate […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve sale of Alberni Valley franchise

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors has announced they have given unanimous approval for the sale of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to Keycorp Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The company, which own the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association, will become the majority owners, while the existing Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society (PAJHS) […]