BCHL Podcast – Aug. 13 (Kent Johnson & Manon Rhéaume)

On this week’s episode, we catch up with former Trail Smoke Eater and current University of Michigan sophomore Kent Johnson (2:04) who is fresh off his fifth overall selection in the NHL Draft. We also speak with hockey legend Manon Rhéaume (9:58) who played several years with the Canadian women’s hockey team and was the […]

Johnson drafted 5th overall by Blue Jackets

Former BCHL MVP, Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus and University of Michigan forward Kent Johnson was drafted fifth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night. Johnson becomes the second-highest BCHL player taken at the draft since 2007 when Kyle Turris was taken third overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. […]

2021 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine) The 2021 NHL Entry Draft takes place tomorrow night with Round 1 and continues with Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday morning. Like every year at the draft, there are several BCHL players expected to be taken. Today, we will take a […]

Former BCHL MVP Johnson invited to Canada’s World Junior summer camp

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography Kent Johnson, who currently plays at the University of Michigan and formerly played for the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters, has been invited to Team Canada’s summer development camp ahead of the 2022 World Junior Championship. Johnson was among a group of 30 forwards who received an invite to the camp […]

14 players with BCHL ties named to NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for 2021 Draft

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine, Terness), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Tami Quan (Serdachny) Last Thursday, NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 14 players with BCHL ties were named to the list, including five who played in the 2020-21 Pod Season, […]

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, […]

4 current and former BCHL players on Central Scouting 2021 Players to Watch update

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Williams), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Dan Hickling/Hickling Images (Teleguine) NHL Central Scouting provided an update to its Players to Watch list ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and two current BCHL players were included, as well as two alumni in the NCAA and another six who participated in the league’s […]

NCAA Roundup: 8 alums recognized with conference awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Ed Mailliard (Briere), Mady Salvani (Galambos) This week saw the highest number of former BCHL players rewarded with conference awards so far this year as six took home weekly honours and another two were recognized for their play in the month of December. Atlantic Hockey Player […]

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: 3 alums take home weekly honours

Five of six NCAA hockey conferences have kicked off their 2020-21 campaigns, which means it’s now time to start handing out weekly awards. In this week’s roundup, we highlight the three BCHL alums who took home honours this week. Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week Aaron Bohlinger – Freshman – University of Massachusetts (Alberni […]