Around the BCHL: Feb. 20

Nick Germain tied the game with 1:30 left in regulation and then scored 29 seconds into overtime, lifting the Merritt Centennials to a 3-2 home win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. After Zak Bowles opened the scoring for the Cents in the second, Liam Conrad tied it for the ‘Dogs late in the middle frame […]

Fiorentino earns a spot at Northeastern

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce 1996-born defenceman Nick Fiorentino has accepted the opportunity to attend and play NCAA Div. I hockey at Northeastern University in Boston starting in the fall. Fiorentino is in his first and only season in the BCHL, a campaign where to date he leads the Cents blueline in scoring with 7 goals, 28 […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Feb. 13

Cole Kehler made 33 saves and Nick Fidanza’s goal was the winner as the Merritt Centennials earned a 4-1 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. After a scoreless opening frame, Zach Court and Fidanza scored in rapid succession early in the second. Brett Stirling scoring the lone Grizz goal late in the period, making it […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 5

Jordan Sandhu’s goal early in the third period wound up being the winner for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in an important 4-2 home win over the Victoria Grizzlies that brings the ‘Dogs within two points of the Grizz for the final Island playoff spot. After Garrett Halls opened the scoring in the first, Ryan Finnegan […]

Grannary accepts offer to UNO

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce centre Colin Grannary (Delta, B.C.) has committed to the NCCA Div. I program at the University of Nebraska Omaha for the 2017-18 school year. Grannary currently leads the Cents in all offensive categories with 24 goals, 39 assists and 63 points. The 6-foot, 170-pound pivot recently participated in […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 30

Chris Schutz scored twice in 2:24 to start the second period in leading the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to a 6-3 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. Chris Sarault opened the scoring in the first for the ‘Dogs with Quinn Syrydiuk making it 2-0 before PJ Conlon got the Grizz on the board. Schutz’s pair proved […]

East downs West at CJHL Prospects Game

(Photo courtesy of Garrett James Photography – Co-players of the game Michael Botiz (left) and Colton Point (right) accept the CJHL Prospects Game trophy from CJHL President Kirk Lamb) Despite being outshot 44-19, Team East defeated Team West 3-1 in the CJHL Prospects Game Tuesday night at South Surrey Arena. More than 180 NHL scouts […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 16

Brody Claeys stopped 34 shots for his first BCHL shutout and Chris Schutz scored twice for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a 5-0 win over the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals. Nathan Dingmann’s goal just 56 seconds into the game proved to be all the offensive support Claeys would need on the night but Schutz added […]

Communities First – Literacy Initiative

The BCHL is proud to announce the launch of Score With Reading, another BCHL Communities First initiative presented by divisions of First West Credit Union. Starting today, BCHL teams will be appearing at their local library branch to team up with students and families to share the joy of reading, talk about their experiences as […]