NCAA Roundup: Feb. 18

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Weatherby), Rob Rasmussen (Fawcett) It was another banner week for BCHL alumni in Division I college hockey with six players being honoured with weekly conference awards. Let’s take a look at who stood out this week in the NCAA Roundup. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior […]

6 BCHL alums named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

The NCAA announced its Mike Richter Award Watch List today and six former BCHL goaltenders are in the running for the trophy. The Richter award is handed out to the NCAA’s top goaltender each year. The BCHL alums on the list are: Michael Corson – Junior – Niagara University (Cowichan Valley Capitals) Corson transferred from […]

BCHL Podcast: Dec. 17 (Kent Johnson & Jack LaFontaine)

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson) It’s an all Big Ten conference edition of the BCHL Podcast as we catch up with two of the top players in college hockey today. First up, we chat with Kent Johnson (1:24) about his freshman season at Michigan, going viral with a goal that made the SportsCenter Top […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

With college hockey now in full swing, we have a number of BCHL alums to recognize, as six different players received weekly awards in their conference this week. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine backstopped the Golden Gophers to their fourth series sweep […]

LaFontaine earns national and conference awards

There is just one alumni to highlight this week in the NCAA Roundup, but this player double dipped with both a national monthly award, as well as a weekly award in the Big Ten conference. Hockey Commissioner’s Association Goaltender of the Month (November) Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine earns […]

10 BCHL alums honoured with NCAA recognition

Photo credit: BSU Photo Services (Sillinger) NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison kicked his senior season into high gear in […]

BCHLers named finalists for all six CJHL awards

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced the final list of nominees for their year-end awards today and the BCHL is represented as a finalist for all six trophies. Alex Newhook and Alexander Campbell of the Victoria Grizzlies, James Miller and Jack LaFontaine of the Penticton Vees and former Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin […]

Playoff recap – March 9

The Penticton Vees came into tonight’s Game 5 with their backs against the wall, on the brink of elimination, trailing 3-1 in their opening-round series to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. In a must-win game, they needed their top players to step up and that’s exactly what they did. Team captain Massimo Rizzo had two goals […]

Trophy Time – BCHL Award Winners

The final round of votes have been tallied and the BCHL is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 awards. Last week, a finalist was determined from each division for each of the individual awards and a second round of surveys has decided the ultimate winner. This year, the league’s broadcasters were asked to […]

First voting round is in the books

An initial round of nominations has narrowed down the finalists from each division for the BCHL annual awards. In a weighted vote, each BCHL head coach was asked to submit a list ranking their top choices for each of most valuable player, rookie of the year, top defenceman, top goalie and most sportsmanlike player. The […]