BCHL announces new boss

The BCHL is pleased to announce Chris Hebb as the league’s new commissioner, effective immediately. Hebb is a former senior executive with two of the biggest sports and entertainment companies in Canada – Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (OBSE) in Vancouver and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto. From 2006 to 2013, Hebb […]

Life Member, Gridsale Award for outgoing commish

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that BCHL Commissioner John Grisdale has been appointed a Life Member of the CJHL for his efforts and contributions to Jr. A hockey. In being named a CJHL Life Member, Grisdale receives this prestigious award in honour and recognition of his many years of service, […]

Grisdale to step aside at season’s end

After 15 years on the job, this will be the final season for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL. Grisdale is the first person to have taken on the title of commissioner and he has held the league’s top job longer than any person in league history. He succeeded Ron Boileau, who was league president, in 2003. Prior to […]

Bauer BCHL showcase re-ups with Chilliwack

The BCHL and its board of governors have approved a three-year term for the Chilliwack Chiefs and Prospera Centre to continue to host the Bauer BCHL Showcase. Starting in 2012, every BCHL club has come to Chilliwack to play to regular-season games to showcase players for scouts from the college and professional ranks. Prospera Centre’s […]

Men’s hockey boasts top marks

The BCHL currently has 262 graduates playing NCAA Division I hockey and data published this week shows almost every one of them will graduate with a college degree. Men’s hockey posted a 91.6 per cent NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to numbers revealed Tuesday by the NCAA. Only skiing, gymnastics, water polo and tennis […]

Big night Friday in Penticton

Friday night’s induction ceremony at the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton is a huge one for the BCHL as five of the six honourees hail from the league. BCHL commissioner John Grisdale, former Penticton Panthers forward Brendan Morrison, former Vernon Lakers defenceman Murray Baron, Penticton Broncos alum and current Merritt Centennials governor Brian […]

Hall of Famers

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame will be adding some serious BCHL content to its membership at the 2016 induction ceremony. On Monday, the BCHHOF announced Murray Baron and Brendan Morrison as inductees in the player category while Merritt Centennials governor Brian Barrett and commissioner John Grisdale are inductees in the builder category. In the team category, […]