4 alums garner NCAA awards

In one of the most diverse crops of weekly NCAA awards winners from the BCHL ranks yet, four league alums took home recognition this week across three different NCAA conferences. Another unique point this week is three of the four BCHL grads are goalies. Quinnipiac netminder and Vernon Vipers alum Andrew Shortridge took the ECAC […]

Smart Hockey Magazine

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BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 22

The West Kelowna Warriors accomplished three incredible feats on Tuesday night, beating the Penticton Vees on consecutive nights, earning a shutout and tying up the Interior division finals at two games apiece. Jonathan Desbiens’ goal at 9:41 of the second period was all the Warriors would need to win, but he added a second with […]

2015-16 1st, 2nd, Rookie Teams named

Just as Round 2 of the BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs get started tonight, the league is announcing its All-Star Teams for the 2015-16 season. The results come from polling of BCHL play-by-play broadcasters. BCHL 1st Team All-Stars: F – Tyson Jost, Penticton Vees F – Sheldon Rempal, Nanaimo […]

Round 2 Series Previews

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The Divisional finals start this Friday. Here is a preview for each series and key players to watch closely as we near puck drop. Mainland Chilliwack Chiefs (1) vs. (2) Wenatchee Wild How they got there: Chilliwack swept the Coquitlam Express in the opening round, and have been off […]

Smith signs with St. Cloud State

Though he’s now focused on the BCHL postseason, it has to feel a bit like mission accomplished on another front for Powell River Kings goaltender Jeff Smith. The Maple Ridge, B.C. native has accepted an offer to St. Cloud State University to play for the Huskies starting next season. This after he played his freshman […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 19

Jake Kauppila’s second goal of the night wound up being the winner for the Trail Smoke Eaters, who kept their playoff hopes flickering with a 6-4 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Chase Bell’s first BCHL goal for Merritt brought the Cents within one to start the third period but Trail replied promptly with Cooper […]

Smith rock-solid for Kings, earns POW

Powell River Kings goalie Jeff Smith has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 7, the league announced Tuesday. Smith allowed just one goal in three games, making 75 saves on 76 shots for a 0.987 save percentage in backstopping the Kings to three wins on home ice. The […]