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 […]

Kawaguchi and Ghantous take home weekly NCAA awards

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi), MI Hockey (Ghantous) A pair of BCHL alums took home weekly honours in the NCAA this week. NCHC Forward of the Week Jordan Kawaguchi – Junior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi led the NCHC with six points last weekend to guide North Dakota to a conference-opening sweep […]

5 BCHL alums earns NCAA POW honours

Photo credit: Russ Hons/UND Athletics (Scheel), CA Hill Photo (Risteau) The college hockey season is underway across the NCAA and BCHL alums are already being recognized for their play early in the season as five former players from the league were named Players of the Week in their conference. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week […]

Pletzke signs on with Miami-Ohio

After one season in the BCHL, Langley Rivermen forward Chase Pletzke will be playing his hockey much closer to home next year as the Michigan native has committed to play in the neighbouring state of Ohio for the University of Miami RedHawks in 2019-20. Pletzke, who is from the town of Bay City, had 13 […]

Several alums named NCAA All-Stars

Several NCAA conferences have announced their year-end all-star teams and there is plenty of former BCHL talent prominently featured. Here is a quick roundup of all the BCHL alums named to conference all-star teams so far. Atlantic Hockey Blake Chirstensen (Junior, F) – American International College – First-Team All-Star The Coral Springs, Fla. native enters […]

Vees alums named NCHC All-Rookies

Two Penticton Vees alums have earned year-end honours in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Nebraska-Omaha forward Taylor Ward and North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel have both been named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Ward, who played three seasons with the Vees, finished with the second-most points in voting for the […]

4 alums take NCAA monthly awards

Four BCHL alums earned February monthly awards in the NCAA this week. St. Cloud State forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell took home the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Month award, Coquitlam Express alum Adam Rockwood earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Forward of the Month for Northern Michigan, Bentley goalie […]

Roden heading to Nebraska-Omaha

Merritt Centennials goalie Austin Roden has played his entire career in the province of British Columbia. Growing up on Vancouver Island, he played his minor hockey in the area and then joined the Nanaimo Clippers for the 2016-17 season. It wasn’t until last year when he was acquired by the Centennials midseason that he left […]

Zins signs on with St. Cloud

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Trevor Zins is heading home next year. He is currently enjoying a breakout season for the Smokies, putting up career bests in goals, assists and points, and it has resulted in his commitment to St. Cloud State University, located less than an hour away from his hometown of St. Michael, Minn. […]

Capstick commits to Redhawks

Each season in the BCHL, dozens upon dozens of players take on commitments to college hockey programs in Canada and the United State but one in particular that just came last week stands out as particularly special. Langley Rivermen captain Alec Capstick accepted an offer to the University of Miami-Ohio last week, not far removed […]