BCHL sets new commitment record

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography For the sixth year in a row, the BCHL has set a new record for committed players to NCAA or Canadian University programs. After a surge of players announced their commitments over the last week, that brings the league’s total to 172 for the 2019-20 season, surpassing last season’s high […]

Kawaguchi named Hobey Hat Trick finalist

Photo credit: Russ Hons University of North Dakota junior forward and Chilliwack Chiefs alumnus Jordan Kawaguchi has been named one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. The other two players part of the Hobey Hat Trick are University of Minnesota-Duluth junior defenceman Scott Perunovich and University of Maine […]

NCAA Roundup: All-Star Edition

Despite the cancellation of the remainder of the NCAA season last week, there was still plenty of college hockey news off the ice with five of the six conferences announcing All-Star teams and, you guessed it, there were plenty of BCHL alums involved – 29 to be exact. In this week’s NCAA Roundup presented by […]

Cotton, Kawaguchi named Hobey finalists

Photo credit: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi) The Hobey Baker Award Committee announced the Top-10 finalists for the award today and BCHL alums Jason Cotton (Sacred Heart) and Jordan Kawaguchi (North Dakota) were both included on the list. The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 60 Division I head coaches plus online fan balloting. F […]

18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

NCAA Roundup: 3 alums take weekly honours

It was a quiet week in the NCAA with only three conferences handing out weekly awards, but a BCHL alum was still honoured in each one. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison tallied six points on three goals and three assists in helping lead […]

NCAA Roundup: McCarthy, Christensen, Scheel take home weekly honours

Photo credits: Kelly Shea (Christensen), Russ Hons (Scheel) This week in the NCAA Roundup presented by Lordco, there were three BCHL alums honoured with weekly conference awards in the NCAA, including a goaltender taking home his fourth recognition already this season. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Connor McCarthy – Junior – Clarkson University (Chilliwack […]

NCAA Roundup: Chiefs alum Kawaguchi named National POM

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi/Scheel), Matt Dewkett/Cornell Athletics (Galajda) It was a busy week as far as NCAA awards go as 11 monthly and weekly conference awards were handed out this week to seven different BCHL alums, one of them for National Player of the Month. Hockey Commissioners Association National Player of the Month/NCHC Player […]

NHL Bloodlines: Jackson Niedermayer

Nearly 10 years removed from his last NHL game, Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer is probably consuming even more hockey now than he did during his 18-year professional career as a defenceman for the New Jersey Devils and the Anaheim Ducks. Three of his four sons are currently playing hockey at different levels in […]

Grizzlies alum Newhook invited to Canada’s World Junior camp

Photo credit: Chris Tanouye/HHOF-IIHF Images Victoria Grizzlies alum and last year’s BCHL leading scorer and MVP Alex Newhook has been invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships. The 2019 Colorado Avalanche first-rounder is currently in his freshman season at Boston College where he’s put up six goals and five […]