NCAA Roundup: BCHL alums sweep ECAC Hockey weekly awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (De Jong, Tufto), Justin Wolford/Colgate Athletics (Verboon) In the final edition of the NCAA Roundup for 2020, we highlight the BCHL alums who took home all three weekly awards in the ECAC Hockey conference. ECAC Hockey 1st Star of the Week Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto […]

Newhook named POW

Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 3, the league announced Monday. The 18-year-old had four goals and three assists in three games this week, including a hat trick and a five-point effort on Sunday afternoon. Newhook started his week by picking up […]

WJC crucible paying off for Verboon

Tested in the highest-profile Junior hockey tournament in the world, Matthew Verboon has emerged on the other side a more confident, and more dangerous, offensive force for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Verboon earned a spot with Switzerland for the World Junior Championship (WJC) which was hosted by Victoria and Vancouver. He found himself a role […]

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 […]

Silverbacks vs. Rivermen

Tonight – Salmon Arm Silverbacks (17-14-4-0) at Langley Rivermen (16-18-1-0) 7 p.m. at George Preston Arena in Langley Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings Ethan Leyh scored his second goal of the game 3:32 into overtime and Shayne Battler stopped 41 of 44 shots as the Rivermen skated to […]

Verboon signs on with Colgate

After playing his youth hockey in his home country of Switzerland, including international duty at last year’s U-18 World Junior Championships, Matthew Verboon made the journey west to join the Salmon Arm Silverbacks this season and it has resulted in him earning a scholarship to play for the Colgate University Raiders in the 2019-20 season. […]

‘Backs vs. Vipers

Tonight – Salmon Arm Silverbacks (10-7-1-0) at Vernon Vipers (7-5-4-1) 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place in Vernon Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings Nick Unruh had a pair of goals and Hudson Schandor scored three minutes into the extra frame as the Silverbacks beat the Vipers 4-3 in overtime […]

Smokies vs. ‘Backs

Tonight – Trail Smoke Eaters (7-7-3-1) at Salmon Arm Silverbacks (8-7-1-0) 7 p.m. at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings Trail beat Salmon Arm 6-3 on Sept. 14 in their only meeting so far this year. Recently-traded forward Levi Glasman had two goals […]