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 […]

Cents vs. Vees

Tonight – Merritt Centennials (31-15-4-3) at Penticton Vees (34-14-3-2) 7 p.m. at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings This is the sixth and final meetings of the season between the teams and Penticton has taken all five previous meetings by a combined […]

LaFontaine takes BCHLPOW

Penticton Vees goalie Jack LaFontaine has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 20, the league announced Monday. LaFontaine turned aside 111 of 116 shots over three road games, each of which the Vees won in the shootout where the netminder was just as good as he made 16 […]

LaFontaine earns POW honour

Penticton Vees goaltender Jack LaFontaine has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 23, the league announced Monday. The 20-year-old won both his starts last week for the Vees, stopping 68 of the 72 shots he faced for a .944 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average. On Wednesday, […]

Vees vs. Wild

Tonight – Penticton Vees (20-8-1-2) at Wenatchee Wild (19-10-2-0) 7 p.m. at Toyota Town Center in Wenatchee Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings The only other previous meeting this season took place on Nov. 28 when Wenatchee got goals from Matt Gosiewski, AJ Hodges, Christophe Fillion and Chad Sasaki […]

Vees vs. Vipers

Tonight – Penticton Vees (10-6-1-2) at Vernon Vipers (8-6-4-2) 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place in Vernon Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings The teams split a home-and-home series in early October. Jack Barnes, Ryan Sandelin and James Miller each scored and Jack LaFontaine only had to make 13 saves […]