Mendel earns BCHLPOW with good start to Finals

Penticton Vees defenceman Griffin Mendel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 16, the league announced Tuesday. Mendel hit the scoresheet both nights as the Vees earned a split on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals against the Chilliwack Chiefs. […]

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 Finals – Game 1 recap

Mark Sinclair made 36 saves and Jake Smith scored the game-winner on the man advantage in the second period as the Chilliwack Chiefs scored a 4-2 home win over the Penticton Vees in Game 1 of the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals. Penticton blueliner Griffin Mendel opened the scoring for the visitors just 1:30 into […]

Rosters named for Prospects Game

CALGARY, Alta. (December 27, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced Tuesday the rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Cornwall, Ont., at Ed Lumley Arena […]

Latest from Central Scouting

CALGARY, Alta. (December 26, 2016) – The latest National Hockey League Central Scouting Players to Watch List has seen another increase among players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League being named on it. There are a total of 20 players from within the CJHL on the NHLCS list, which is one more than the November […]

11 BCHLers will suit up

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) have announced the Team Canada West roster for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) happening Dec. 11 to 17 in Bonnyville, Alta. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE ROSTER By league, there are 11 players from the BCHL, five from the Albert Junior Hockey League (AJHL), […]

2017 Draft: Players to watch

The November player rankings from NHL Central scouting are out and there are four BCHL players listed among the 18 Canadian Junior Hockey (CJHL) players listed. The BCHL players ranked were all listed as C-level prospects, meaning they are currently seen as mid- to late-round selections: Alec Capstick – D – Langley Rivermen Griffin Mendel […]

CJHLers on NHL radar

The NHL Central Scouting Service has published its preliminary list of player ratings and there are 14 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) players listed, including three from the BCHL. CLICK HERE to view the full list from NHL Central Scouting. The BCHLers included are: Alec Capstick, D, Langley Rivermen Griffin Mendel, D, Penticton Vees Kyle […]

CJHLers on the radar

(From CJHL communications) CALGARY, Alberta – (July 25, 2016) – The first step in identifying next year’s draft picks – the NHL Central Scouting Futures List – has identified 11 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) players. The Futures List consists of 148 North American players and 142 International players. (CLICK HERE for full list) “The 2016 draft class lived up […]

Mendel makes pact with Denver

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce rookie defenceman Griffin Mendel has committed to Denver University for the 2017-18 season. Mendel, 16, is the youngest defenseman on the Vees’ roster and has a pair of goals and 12 points in 42 games; he’s the third highest-scoring defenseman on the team. The Kelowna, BC, product plays a key […]