2019 college free agent signings

After the conclusion of their NCAA season, the following BCHL alums signed professional contracts. The list of names includes information on the players’ BCHL team, NCAA team and the professional club they signed with (and which NHL team they are affiliated with). *Indicates player was drafted by that NHL club. Name BCHL Team College Team […]

Robson signs deal with Wild

University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alum Mat Robson will be staying in the state of hockey for a few more weeks as he became the latest BCHL grad to sign a pro deal upon completing his college season, inking a two-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday. Since joining the Golden […]

Robson, Scarfo take weekly honours

Mat Robson hasn’t wasted a second getting up to speed since he’s been eligible to play at the University of Minnesota. After leaving Clarkson University to come back to Junior hockey with the Penticton Vees, Robson knew he’d have to wait a bit longer to compete in the NCAA even after earning another college opportunity. […]

More NCAA awards for BCHL grads

The holiday break did nothing to interrupt the fine work being done in NCAA hockey by several BCHL grads. Chilliwack Chiefs alum Aidan Pelino of Bentley University was named the Atlantic Hockey Association goalie of the month while his teammate and former Trail Smoke Eaters standout Luke Santerno was named the conference’s rookie of the […]

Robson rock-steady in net, earns BCHLPOW

Penticton Vees goalie Mat Robson has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 15, the league announced Tuesday. Robson made 62 saves on 66 shots through the first two games of the RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ont. in helping his team to an overtime win and a loss in […]

BCHL Finals – Game 7 recap

The Finals that went the distance went even a bit further Tuesday night with the Penticton Vees winning the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup on an overtime goal from Duncan Campbell – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the host Chilliwack Chiefs. It was the third-consecutive Game 7 win for the Vees […]

BCHL Finals – Game 6 recap

There will be a Game 7 Tuesday night in Chilliwack to crown the BCHL champion after the Chiefs came from behind to defeat the Penticton Vees 3-2 in overtime Monday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The home side got the only goal of the first on Grant Cruikshank’s sixth goal of the postseason and they doubled […]

Mendel earns BCHLPOW with good start to Finals

Penticton Vees defenceman Griffin Mendel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 16, the league announced Tuesday. Mendel hit the scoresheet both nights as the Vees earned a split on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals against the Chilliwack Chiefs. […]

BCHL Finals – Game 2 recap

Cassidy Bowes’ first BCHL goal proved to be the game-winner for the Penticton Vees in a 5-1 road win over the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 2 that evens the BCHL Finals at 1-1. Ryley Risling opened the scoring for the Vees in the first, scoring unassisted for his first of the postseason and Bowes, an affiliate […]

BCHL Playoff recap – Monday, April 3

Mat Robson made 33 saves and Grant Cruikshank scored twice to help the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 road win over the Vernon Vipers in Game 3 of the Interior finals, putting the Vees ahead 2-1 in the series. Cruikshank opened the scoring in the first, unassisted on the power play and Taylor Sanheim made […]