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BCHL Board of Governors approve sale of Nanaimo Clippers franchise

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Nanaimo Clippers franchise to Northern Lights Hockey Canada. Northern Lights Hockey Canada is an investment group headed by Brad Kwong, a western-Canadian born investment professional with a long history in the sport of hockey as a player, executive and team owner. Kwong, […]

BCHL 2022 Annual General Meeting recap (Part 2)

The BC Hockey League held its Annual General Meeting May 26 and 27 in Salmon Arm, B.C. The league’s Governors discussed and approved several initiatives regarding officiating, scheduling and a wide variety of other topics. Officiating Development Program The Board of Governors approved the creation of a BCHL Officiating Development Program. The stated goal of […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve sale of Surrey Eagles franchise

The BCHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Surrey Eagles to local businessmen Ron and TJ Brar. The two brothers will immediately take over operation of the team, after purchasing from outgoing Eagles owner Chuck Westgard. “My brother and I were born and raised in Surrey and that’s where our passion for […]

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 […]