8 BCHL alumni sign NHL contracts out of college

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi) With the college hockey regular season ending a few weeks ago and teams being eliminated from the national tournament last weekend, there has been a recent flurry of NCAA players signings pro contracts. Eight of these players are BCHL alumni and every one of them signed with […]

Alumni Profile: Jordan Kawaguchi

Photo credit: Mark Kuhlmann (North Dakota) For Jordan Kawaguchi, who grew up in Abbotsford, B.C., it was a dream come true for him when signed on to play with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL for the 2013-14 season. The team was coming off two strong years after relocating from Quesnel to Chilliwack in 2011 […]

12 BCHL alums nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Photo credits: Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi), UConn Athletic Communications (Evans) The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top players has been announced and there are 11 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 22 (Jordan Kawaguchi & Matthew Kopperud)

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlman (Kawaguchi), Michigan State Athletics (Kopperud) This week on the BCHL Podcast we catch up with a pair of alums who are both have big seasons in the NCAA. First up is Jordan Kawaguchi, who is in his senior season at the University of North Dakota and is coming off a year […]

NCAA Roundup: Kawaguchi and Hirose earn conference honours

College hockey is slowly getting back to play after the holidays and two more BCHL alums received conference awards this week, including a freshman who double dipped with a weekly and monthly recognition. NCHC Player of the Month (December) Jordan Kawaguchi – Senior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi tied for the NCHC […]

Kawaguchi named Hobey Hat Trick finalist

Photo credit: Russ Hons University of North Dakota junior forward and Chilliwack Chiefs alumnus Jordan Kawaguchi has been named one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. The other two players part of the Hobey Hat Trick are University of Minnesota-Duluth junior defenceman Scott Perunovich and University of Maine […]

NCAA Roundup: Year-End Awards Edition

Now that we’ve gone through the 29 BCHL alums that earned All-Conference or All-Rookie honours in the NCAA, it’s time to shine the spotlight on those players who were recently named year-end conference award winners. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year: F Jason Cotton – Senior – Sacred Heart University (West Kelowna Warriors) Cotton was […]

NCAA Roundup: All-Star Edition

Despite the cancellation of the remainder of the NCAA season last week, there was still plenty of college hockey news off the ice with five of the six conferences announcing All-Star teams and, you guessed it, there were plenty of BCHL alums involved – 29 to be exact. In this week’s NCAA Roundup presented by […]

Cotton, Kawaguchi named Hobey finalists

Photo credit: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi) The Hobey Baker Award Committee announced the Top-10 finalists for the award today and BCHL alums Jason Cotton (Sacred Heart) and Jordan Kawaguchi (North Dakota) were both included on the list. The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 60 Division I head coaches plus online fan balloting. F […]

NCAA Roundup: Monthly and weekly conference awards announced

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi), Omaha Athletics (Ward) Monthly and weekly conference awards were announced across the NCAA this week and, as usual, plenty of BCHL alums were honoured. MONTHLY NCHC Player of the Month Jordan Kawaguchi – Junior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi continued his Hobey Baker-worthy campaign in January, leading […]