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BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson scores Golden Goal for Canada at World Juniors

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP Kent Johnson scored the biggest goal of his life on Saturday night as he potted the game-winning goal in overtime of the championship game at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, giving Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and a gold medal. Early in the extra frame, Johnson […]

Johnson gets second crack at World Junior tournament

Photo credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images Columbus Blue Jackets forward and BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson was named to Canada’s roster for the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Aug. 9 to 20 in Edmonton, Alta. Johnson was part of the original Team Canada that won its first two games in December before the tournament was […]

60th Anniversary Spotlight: 2010s

As we celebrate the BC Hockey League’s 60th Anniversary season, we will take a look back at the past and celebrate the teams and people that made this league what it is today. In this edition, we go back to the 2010s. +++ Our final decade recap takes a look at the 2010s, where new […]

BCHL alum Kent Johnson named to Team Canada’s World Junior roster

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson has been named to Team Canada’s 25-man roster for the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. After a four-day selection camp in Calgary, it was announced late Sunday night that Johnson, along with […]

Kent Johnson named to Team Canada World Junior selection camp

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson is one of 35 players named to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2022 World Junior Championships Dec. 9 to 12 in Calgary, Alta. The former Trail Smoke Eater is in his sophomore season at the University of Michigan where he is second in scoring in […]

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, […]