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Hirose nets first NHL goal

Fresh off signing an entry-level deal after his junior season at Michigan State University, former Salmon Arm Silverbacks standout Taro Hirose has had an immediate impact upon joining the Detroit Red Wings. After registering an assist in each of his first five games, the Calgary, Alta. native achieved another milestone in his seventh career game […]

Final NCAA All-Stars announced

The final two conferences have announced their year-end honours as the Big Ten and Hockey East named their all-conference teams this week. As usual there was plenty of former BCHL talent included on these lists. Fresh off being named Big Ten Player of the Year, it was no surprise that Michigan State forward and Salmon […]

3 alums named Hobey finalists

Three BCHL graduates have been announced as top-10 finalists for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, the NCAA announced today. Two Salmon Arm Silverbacks alums, Michigan State University forward Taro Hirose and Quinnipiac University defenceman Chase Priskie, made the top-10, while St. Cloud State University forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell is also up for […]

Hirose turns pro with Red Wings

The latest, but certainly not least, of the burst of NCAA free agent signings this week was that of Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum and college hockey’s leading scorer at the end of the regular season, Taro Hirose of Michigan State. The Detroit Red Wings, who didn’t have to go far afield to see Hirose this […]

Alumni Update – Oct. 30

It has been the busiest week of the season as far as BCHL alumni being named conference players of the week as four individuals picked up honours. Penticton Vees product Colton Poolman is defenceman of the week in the NCHC with North Dakota, former Salmon Arm Silverbacks star Taro Hirose is Big 10 player of […]

Connor commits to Spartans

Still only 17 years old, Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Powell Connor is already closing in on 100 career BCHL games. Now slated to attend Michigan State University to play for the Spartans, the 6-foot-1, 179-pound blueliner will be a well-seasoned prospect by the time heads of to the NCAA in 2019-20. Connor, a native of Vernon, […]

Smith secures NCAA future with Spartans

Jake Smith scored four times more goals this season than last and more than doubled his overall points output. The surge in production has helped him earn an NCAA Div. I future at Michigan State University. Smith posted 32 goals and 26 assists for 58 points while playing all 58 games for the Chilliwack Chiefs […]