BCHL cancels 7 preseason games in response to PHO order

Due to the restrictions put in place yesterday by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) regarding sporting events in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions, the BCHL has cancelled all preseason games involving the Chilliwack Chiefs, Coquitlam Express, Langley Rivermen and Surrey Eagles for the next two weeks. The Powell River Kings, who are included […]

BCHL postpones two games this weekend

The League office received notice this morning that one member of the Surrey Eagles has tested positive for COVID-19.  We immediately reached out to our Provincial Health Office (PHO) for direction as per our accepted plan and they have responded that Fraser Health will contact the team. At this point, the athlete has been placed […]

BCHL alums find new homes in the NHL

With the NHL playoffs taking place from August to the end of September, that meant the offseason was delayed until early October. With little time to spare, the NHL held the 2020 entry draft on Oct. 6 and 7 and two days later the free agency window opened to signify the official start of the […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography The 2020 NHL Entry Draft takes place this week with Round 1 tonight and Rounds 2 through 7 starting tomorrow morning. Like every year at the draft, there are plenty of BCHL players expected to be taken. Today we will take a look at the players ranked by NHL Central […]

NHL Draft Profile: Ryan Helliwell

Langley Rivermen defenceman Ryan Helliwell has been receiving buzz around the NHL Draft for most of his BCHL career. Even though the day is almost here, he hasn’t let it distract him from his training and preparation for his third season in the BCHL. The 18-year-old jumped from zero to seven goals from his rookie […]

BCHL Podcast: Draft Preview Part 1

The BCHL Podcast is back! After a long hiatus, we’ve returned with Part 1 of our 2020 NHL Draft preview. Guests include: Ethan Bowen (Chilliwack Chiefs) Talon Zakall (Merritt Centennials) Ryan Helliwell (Langley Rivermen) Danny Weight (Penticton Vees) Subscribe and listen on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SoundCloud BCHLMedia · BCHL Podcast – […]

BCHL Next Generation: Langley Rivermen

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Langley Rivermen. Over the past decade, the Langley Rivermen have created a development model that puts a […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 4

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. The Vees defencemen […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 3

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 (OT) Josh Wildauer scored twice in the third period, but it was Danny Peason who played hero in this one, scoring his first of the postseason 7:49 into overtime to give the Coquitlam Express the 5-4 win over the Langley Rivermen and […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 1

Wenatchee Wild – 2 Vernon Vipers – 1 Brian Adams and Ethan Wolthers each notched their first goals of the postseason and Daniel Chenard only had to make 14 saves to get the win as the Wenatchee Wild beat the Vernon Vipers 2-1 to even their opening-round series at one game apiece. After a scoreless […]