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, […]

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 […]