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 […]

NCAA Roundup: 5 alums head into Christmas break with conference awards

Photo credits: Ed Mailliard (Briere), Rob Rasmussen (Metsa), Omaha Athletics (Ward), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose) We head into the Christmas break with another NCAA Roundup packed full of BCHL alums being recognized for their high level of play. This week, we highlight five players who earned weekly conference awards. ECAC 1st Star of the Week […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alums earn weekly conference awards

With college hockey now in full swing, we have a number of BCHL alums to recognize, as six different players received weekly awards in their conference this week. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees) LaFontaine backstopped the Golden Gophers to their fourth series sweep […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography The 2020 NHL Entry Draft takes place this week with Round 1 tonight and Rounds 2 through 7 starting tomorrow morning. Like every year at the draft, there are plenty of BCHL players expected to be taken. Today we will take a look at the players ranked by NHL Central […]

NHL Draft Profile: Talon Zakall

Merritt Centennials defenceman Talon Zakall broke out in a big way last year in his sophomore season in the BCHL. The 18-year-old jumped to 29 points compared to 10 in his rookie year. He especially stood out once he earned the opportunity to lineup on the team’s number-one defensive pair after the Centennials moved players […]

BCHL Podcast: Draft Preview Part 1

The BCHL Podcast is back! After a long hiatus, we’ve returned with Part 1 of our 2020 NHL Draft preview. Guests include: Ethan Bowen (Chilliwack Chiefs) Talon Zakall (Merritt Centennials) Ryan Helliwell (Langley Rivermen) Danny Weight (Penticton Vees) Subscribe and listen on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SoundCloud BCHLMedia · BCHL Podcast – […]

BCHL Next Generation: Merritt Centennials

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Merritt Centennials. The Merritt Centennials were the lone team on the outside looking in for the 2020 […]

Tkac makes Slovakia World Juniors roster

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac has made Team Slovakia’s final roster for the 2020 World Junior Championships. The 19-year-old, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but is a dual American-Slovakian citizen, was invited to camp earlier this month and was just named to the finalized roster today. “Every kid growing […]