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Lucchini gets FA deal with Pens

Four seasons of hard work at the NCAA level, culminating in team captaincy and status among the best in program history has earned former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Jake Lucchini a shot in the pros. The Trail native signed an entry-level deal plus a signing bonus on Monday and is set to join the Pittsburgh […]

Lucchini scores WCHA POM nod

Former Trail Smoke Eaters captain and current Michigan Tech Huskies forward Jake Lucchini has been named the co-WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for March, the league announced Friday. Lucchini led the charge offensively for the Huskies as they won the WCHA tournament for the second year in a row. The Trail native tied for […]

Buckley commits to Michigan Tech

After four seasons in the BCHL, including 211 regular season games and 14 in the playoffs, Merritt Centennials defenceman Tyrell Buckley will be moving on to play for the Michigan Tech Huskies in the 2018-19 season. Currently unable to play in Merritt’s playoff series with the Wenatchee Wild due to injury, the Centennials captain still […]

Grisdale to step aside at season’s end

After 15 years on the job, this will be the final season for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL. Grisdale is the first person to have taken on the title of commissioner and he has held the league’s top job longer than any person in league history. He succeeded Ron Boileau, who was league president, in 2003. Prior to […]

Harrison inks with Huskies

With a BCHL and national title to his credit while playing with his hometown West Kelowna Warriors, defenceman Jake Harrison has ensured more lines on his hockey resume as he’s now committed to an NCAA future. Harrison has signed with Michigan Tech University and he’ll join the Huskies program for next season. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound […]

Redmond signs with Anaheim Ducks

Angus Redmond spent a full three seasons plus part of another in the BCHL with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks but his stay in NCAA hockey was not nearly as long. And it’s good news for the Langley, B.C. product as he has signed an entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks after just one season at […]

Hanna sends Huskies to NCAAs, fans into frenzy

As memorable moments go in a player’s hockey career, it’s probably safe to assume this one is right at the very top for Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Shane Hanna. The senior defenceman at Michigan Tech scored the double-overtime winner in front of a packed home crowd to give the Huskies a 3-2 victory and clinch […]

Gould gold for Huskies in opening round

Gavin Gould chose the perfect time to produce the biggest offensive weekend of his NCAA career to date as he notched four goals, including a hat trick in a do-or-die game Sunday, to put Michigan Tech into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) finals. Michigan Tech compiled all four of Gould’s goals: A native of […]

Rockwell commits to Huskies

The Wenatchee Wild have been in the BCHL for two full seasons now but the latest college commitment news out of their camp certainly solidifies their membership. Captain and defenceman Tyler Rockwell has committed to play at Michigan Tech, which has recruited heavily from the BCHL and currently features 13 league alumni on their roster. […]

5 BCHL alums up for Hobey

The opening list of names for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA hockey, has been announced and five BCHL alums are in the running. Former Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot of Harvard, Chilliwack Chiefs grad Mitch Gillam of Cornell, former Langley Rivermen standout Mario Puskarich of Vermont, former West […]