Round 2 Series Previews

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The Divisional finals start this Friday. Here is a preview for each series and key players to watch closely as we near puck drop. Mainland Chilliwack Chiefs (1) vs. (2) Wenatchee Wild How they got there: Chilliwack swept the Coquitlam Express in the opening round, and have been off […]

Campion inks with Bulldogs

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) One of the Langley Rivermen’s key players will take his talents to the NCAA in 2016-17. Defenceman Will Campion has committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). The Seaford, N.Y. native is one of two BCHLers who will join the Bulldogs in […]

Chiefs rested, ready for Round 2

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) When the Chilliwack Chiefs and Wenatchee Wild face off in the second-round this Friday, it will be a matchup of two teams who have been well-rested for the series. The Chiefs were the only team to pull off a first-round sweep, dispatching the Coquitlam Express. As a result, they […]

Perry Returns To Form in Game 4 against Langley

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL Communications) After a hectic win in Game 3, the Wenatchee Wild leaned on goaltender Chase Perry to backstop them as they tried to get back to the brand of hockey head coach Bliss Littler preaches. Perry had a perfect outing, stopping all 29 shots he faced in a 5-0 Wild […]

BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 8

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) Offence was aplenty in a Game 3 showdown between the Mainland #2 Wenatchee Wild and #3 Langley Rivermen which required overtime. Kyle Stephan’s game winner 18 seconds into sudden death gave the Wild a 7-6 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. In what was an action-filled first period, […]

Torrel Earns WCHA Recognition

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) It was a good month in college hockey for Gage Torrel, the former standout forward of the Langley Rivermen. The 21-year-old freshman of the Lake Superior State Lakers, was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Rookie of the Month for February. Torrel scored seven points in eight games during […]

BCHL Playoffs: Saturday, March 5

Bo Didur made 43 saves and Torrin White scored twice in the third period to give the Mainland #3 Langley Rivermen a 4-3 road win over the #2 Wenatchee Wild in Game 1 of their series. Langley led 2-0 after one on goals by Matt Graham and Trevor Ayre but Wenatchee replied in the second […]

McLain, McCormack take conference kudos

(McCormack photo courtesy BSU Photo Services) One had a career weekend while the other set a school record and it grabbed the attention of the decision makers in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The players in question are Langley Rivermen alum Mitch McLain of Bowling Green and former Nanaimo Clippers standout Graeme McCormack of Bemidji […]

Barrow commits to Dartmouth

Not many BCHL players draw the attention of an ESPN personality upon their announcement of a commitment to college but when Langley Rivermen forward Ryan Barrow let it be known on Twitter that he had signed with Dartmouth, he drew a response from John Buccigross. The significance remains unclear but several of Barrow’s Langley teammates […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 12

Tyson Jost scored twice in the first period helping the Penticton Vees to a 5-2 home win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Scott Conway made it 3-0 heading to the second and after Bryan Basilico cut into the Vees’ lead, Nick Jones restored the three-goal cushion. Jonathan Desbiens got one to keep the Warriors within […]