NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

Photo credits: Shannon Valerio-University of Denver (Olischefski), Justin Wolford-Colgate Athletics (McAvoy), Matt Dewkett-Cornell Athletics (Galajda) This week in the NCAA Roundup presented by Lordco, there are six former BCHL players who earned weekly awards throughout the NCAA for their play last week, including five first-time winners this year and one goaltender being recognized for the […]

18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

NCAA Roundup: Chiefs alum Kawaguchi named National POM

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi/Scheel), Matt Dewkett/Cornell Athletics (Galajda) It was a busy week as far as NCAA awards go as 11 monthly and weekly conference awards were handed out this week to seven different BCHL alums, one of them for National Player of the Month. Hockey Commissioners Association National Player of the Month/NCHC Player […]

8 alums named ECAC All-Stars

ECAC Hockey announced their year-end all-stars this week and eight former BCHL players made the cut. Here is a quick recap of all the alums selected. Andrew Shortridge (Junior, G) – Quinnipiac University – First-Team All-Star Shortridge put together by far his best college season in his junior year, posting league-best numbers with a .944 […]

4 alums take NCAA monthly awards

Four BCHL alums earned February monthly awards in the NCAA this week. St. Cloud State forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell took home the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Month award, Coquitlam Express alum Adam Rockwood earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Forward of the Month for Northern Michigan, Bentley goalie […]

Galajda a top-10 finalist for Hobey Baker Award

Former Victoria Grizzlies goalie and current Cornell University freshman Matthew Galajda has been named a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award the NCAA announced Wednesday. Galajda posted remarkable numbers is his first season at Cornell. His 1.43 goals-against average is the best in the nation in the last six years and he currently has […]

Halloran, Galajda, Santerno shine brightly

It’s not the first time this season they’ve been recognized but the continuing accolades are an indication of the outstanding NCAA campaigns going on for three particular BCHL grads. Former Trail Smoke Eaters standout Nick Halloran, now a sophomore at Colorado College, has turned heads in college hockey this season as he has already more […]

Galajda, Baker, Zerter-Gossage make ECAC sweep

BCHL alums playing at Ivy League programs formed a clean sweep of the ECAC Hockey weekly awards this week. CLICK HERE to read the full release from ECAC Hockey Victoria Grizzlies graduate Matthew Galajda of Cornell was named goaltender of the week after posting two wins, both shutouts, making the rest of his stats easy […]

Jones comes up big to earn BCHLPOW

Penticton Vees forward Nic Jones has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 2, the league announced Monday. Jones racked up three goals and four helpers for seven points in three games as the Vees got past the Merritt Centennials in Round 2 and opened up the Interior finals […]

BCHL Playoff recap – Saturday, April 1

Matthew Galajda made all 39 saves and Keyvan Mokhtari scored twice as the Victoria Grizzlie defeated the host Chilliwack Chiefs 2-0 to even the Coastal finals 1-1. The game was scoreless until late in the second period when Mokhtari scored on the power play at 18:45. It would be all the offensive support Galajda would […]