BC Born: Josh Van Unen

Growing up, Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen and his family moved around the province a little bit, so he got to experience minor hockey in a few different areas. After stops in Prince George and Merritt, the Van Unens setup shop in Kamloops and that’s where Josh really started to get some traction […]

Pod Preview: Chilliwack

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Bowen, Zakall), James Doyle (Buono) In our first of five pod previews, we take a look at the Chilliwack Pod, featuring the Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings. Chilliwack Chiefs Record: 2019-20: 26-21-5-6 2020-21 exhibition: 3-3-1-1 Key returning players: F Ethan Bowen F Kyle Penney F Brett […]

2000-born BCHL players grateful for the chance to finish out junior career

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The past four-plus months have been difficult for all BCHL players since the league was forced to shutdown back on Nov. 19 due to increased COVID-19 restrictions, but it has arguably been the most difficult for the 2000-born players who are facing their last year of junior hockey eligibility. Many […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 25 (Brad Lazarowich, Jordan Naylor & Nick Granowicz)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Naylor), Michigan Photography (Granowicz) On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we talk to BCHL Director of Officiating and former NHL official Brad Lazarowich (1:50) to go over on-ice return-to-play protocols as well as his 30-year career in the NHL. After that, we are joined by Nanaimo Clippers goalie […]

BCHL Podcast – Mar. 18 (Chris Hebb, Christian Buono & Nolan Welsh)

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Hebb), James Doyle (Buono) The BCHL is back! We cover the league’s return to play with BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb (2:13) and we also get the player perspective from Prince George Spruce Kings forward and three-year BCHL veteran Christian Buono (14:50). Finally, we catch up with Long Island University freshman and […]

NCAA Roundup: Mar. 4

After just one former BCHL player was honoured with a conference award last week, things have picked up again with both weekly and monthly hardware being handed out this week. A total of eight different players earned conference awards, including several players who double dipped with multiple honours and a pair of goalies who were […]

NCAA Roundup: Feb. 18

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Weatherby), Rob Rasmussen (Fawcett) It was another banner week for BCHL alumni in Division I college hockey with six players being honoured with weekly conference awards. Let’s take a look at who stood out this week in the NCAA Roundup. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior […]

NCAA Roundup: Feb. 10

Photo credits: BSU Photo Services (Sillinger), Rob Rasmussen (de Jong) This week, we take a look at five BCHL alums who received conference awards over the last several days, highlighted by a pair of players who dazzled with four-goal performances. Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month Trevin Kozlowski – Senior – Army West Point (Salmon […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 22 (Jordan Kawaguchi & Matthew Kopperud)

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlman (Kawaguchi), Michigan State Athletics (Kopperud) This week on the BCHL Podcast we catch up with a pair of alums who are both have big seasons in the NCAA. First up is Jordan Kawaguchi, who is in his senior season at the University of North Dakota and is coming off a year […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 14 (Dylan Playfair & Odeen Tufto)

After a three week break for the holidays, the BCHL Podcast is back with its first episode of 2021! Today’s episode is a special one as we interview Dylan Playfair who stars in the TV show Letterkenny and also happens to be a former Merritt Centennial. He sat down for a lengthy chat about growing […]