Vees alumnus LaFontaine wins Mike Richter Award

University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has won the 2020-21 Mike Richter Award as the NCAA’s top goaltender. He was also named a First-Team All-American. The winners of the major college hockey year-end awards were announced today in a live ceremony from the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. From Mississauga, Ont., […]

LaFontaine named a Top-3 Finalist for Richter Award

University of Minnesota senior goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has been named a top-three finalist for the Mike Richter Award, handed out to college hockey’s top goaltender. The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. has been lights out for the Golden Gophers this season, posting a 21-6-0 record and leading his team to the Big […]

NCAA Roundup: Year-End Awards Edition

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose) In Part 1 of our postseason NCAA roundup, we took a look at the All-Conference Teams for all six college hockey conferences. In Part 2, we now shift the focus to the individual year-end awards and the 12 BCHL alumni winners. ECAC Hockey […]

LaFontaine, Tufto named Top-10 Finalists for Hobey Baker

The top-10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player were announced today and two BCHL alumni are on the shortlist. University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alum Jack LaFontaine and Quinnipiac University senior and former Vernon Viper Odeen Tufto are both up for the award. Jack LaFontaine – Senior – […]

LaFontaine and Scheel named finalists for Richter Award

Photo credit: Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel) Penticton Vees alums Jack LaFontaine and Adam Scheel have both been named finalists for the Mike Richter Award, given to the NCAA’s top goaltender. The Hockey Commissioner’s Association released a “Watch List” of 35 names at the start of the month, but have narrowed that list down to nine finalists. […]

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 […]