BC Born: Massimo Rizzo

Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo is coming off the most frustrating year of his young career. 2018-19 was his draft year, but he spent the majority of it rehabbing major injuries. “Everybody wants to get drafted and play in the NHL,” said Rizzo. “It was pretty frustrating, having to come back from injury, then play […]

11 BCHL players crack Team Canada West

Hockey Canada announced Team Canada West’s roster for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) today and 11 BCHL players made the final cut. The lone returning BCHL player this year is Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo, who won a bronze medal at last year’s tournament. Also included on the roster is BCHL leading scorer and […]

Lapointe named Subway BCHL Player of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Coquitlam Express forward Greg Lapointe has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24. The Granby, Que. native had four goals and three assists for seven points in three games last week. Lapointe had a pair of goals and an assists on Wednesday […]

BCHL Next Generation: Coquitlam Express

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Coquitlam Express. The Express have 11 new players committed for next season, but their biggest offseason moves […]

13 current/committed BCHL players taken in 2019 NHL Draft

Day two of the NHL Draft was today and, as expected, it featured a ton of BCHL talent. After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1 yesterday, seven more players from the league were chosen today in rounds two to seven. The eight players were the most selected since […]

BCHL commish talks Newhook, draft with TSN1040

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb hit the airwaves on TSN 1040 radio on Tuesday, speaking with Don Taylor and Bob Marjanovich on TSN’s midday show. They covered everything to do with the 2019 NHL Draft, including breaking down Alex Newhook’s seasons, and also looked ahead to next BCHL season. Click here to listen to the full […]

2019 NHL Draft Primer

The 2019 NHL Draft takes place this weekend on June 21 and 22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. With 10 BCHL players making the cut on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings released in April, we are breaking down each player and where they can expect to be taken come draft day. Alex Newhook (F) – […]

10 BCHLers on final Central Scouting list

NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings ahead of the 2019 Entry Draft taking place June 21 and 22 in Vancouver and 10 BCHL players are listed. Leading the way is Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL MVP Alex Newhook. The league’s leading scorer is ranked 13th among North American skaters, up three spots from his […]

Playoff recap – March 9

The Penticton Vees came into tonight’s Game 5 with their backs against the wall, on the brink of elimination, trailing 3-1 in their opening-round series to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. In a must-win game, they needed their top players to step up and that’s exactly what they did. Team captain Massimo Rizzo had two goals […]

Kimens named POW

Coquitlam Express forward Regan Kimens has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 13, the league announced Monday. Kimens tallied four goals in his team’s four-game home stand this week, three of which were game-winners. He also added five assists, leading the Express to three wins and an overtime […]