12 BCHL alums nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Photo credits: Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi), UConn Athletic Communications (Evans) The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top players has been announced and there are 11 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, […]

Cruikshank earns NCHC rookie honour

Former Penticton Vees captain and current Colorado College Tigers forward Grant Cruikshank has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Rookie of the Week. In his college hockey debut on Saturday, the 20-year-old from Delafield, Wisc. had a goal and an assist in the Tigers 10-2 win at Alaska Anchorage. In the rematch the […]

Cruikshank commits to Colorado College next season

Penticton Vees forward Grant Cruikshank has committed to play for the Colorado College Tigers for the 2018-19 season. Cruikshank’s 2017-18 season was unfortunately cut short after he broke his ankle in a Dec. 8 game against the West Kelowna Warriors, but he still managed 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points in 25 games. […]

Jones’ Impressive Week Earns him BCHLPOW

Penticton Vees captain Nic Jones has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 7, the league announced Monday. In the last four games of the Western Canada Cup, Jones was the catalyst for the Vees as he tallied two goals and six assists. The Edmonton, Alta. product was in on all […]

BCHL Finals – Game 6 recap

There will be a Game 7 Tuesday night in Chilliwack to crown the BCHL champion after the Chiefs came from behind to defeat the Penticton Vees 3-2 in overtime Monday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The home side got the only goal of the first on Grant Cruikshank’s sixth goal of the postseason and they doubled […]

Kawaguchi stays hot, earns BCHLPOW

Chilliwack Chiefs captain Jordan Kawaguchi has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 23, the league announced Monday. Kawaguchi added to his big lead in the playoff scoring table as he had nine points and was named 2nd Star in each of Games 3, 4 and 5 of the […]

BCHL Finals – Game 2 recap

Cassidy Bowes’ first BCHL goal proved to be the game-winner for the Penticton Vees in a 5-1 road win over the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 2 that evens the BCHL Finals at 1-1. Ryley Risling opened the scoring for the Vees in the first, scoring unassisted for his first of the postseason and Bowes, an affiliate […]

BCHL Playoff recap – Monday, April 3

Mat Robson made 33 saves and Grant Cruikshank scored twice to help the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 road win over the Vernon Vipers in Game 3 of the Interior finals, putting the Vees ahead 2-1 in the series. Cruikshank opened the scoring in the first, unassisted on the power play and Taylor Sanheim made […]

Around the BCHL – Friday, Dec. 30

The Chilliwack Chiefs became the first team to defeat the Wenatchee Wild in Wenatchee this season with Connor McCarthy’s double-overtime goal clinching a 4-3 triumph. Will Calverley put the visitors ahead 1-0 after one but in the second, the Wild scored three times in 4:42 with Brendan Harris getting two and another from Matt Baker. […]

Watson’s big week earns the BCHLPOW

Vernon Vipers defenceman Cooper Watson has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 11, the league announced Monday. Watson hit the scoresheet in all three games, helping the Vipers to a win and a tie in three outings. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound blueliner opened with an assist in a 3-1 […]