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19 BCHL alumni crack NHL opening-night rosters

The 2023-24 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season begins this afternoon, which means teams are now set across the league and there are 19 BCHL alumni on opening-night rosters. The Colorado Avalanche have the most representation with three former BCHL players on the roster, including Devon Toews, Josh Manson and the newly-acquired Ryan Johansen. The […]

BCHL announces officiating development coaches and mentors for 2023-24

The BC Hockey League announced today that current NHL referee Kelly Sutherland, former NHL officials Shane Heyer and Jay Sharrers, as well as Big Ten (NCAA) Coordinator of Officials Steve Piotrowski have signed on as development coaches and mentors for the BCHL’s Officiating Program in 2023-24. The group will work directly with BCHL officials, either […]

89 current and former BCHL players attend NHL development camps

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography/Island Images Photography The majority of NHL teams have kicked off their development camps following the draft last week and there are 89 current and former BCHL players attending camps across the league so far. Camp rosters are made up of draft picks, signees and invited players. There are still a […]

BCHL History at the NHL Draft

Over the years, the BCHL has built a rich history of players being selected at the NHL Draft. From the first player from the league being selected in the 1975 draft to having three first-rounders in the same draft in 2016, the BCHL has had a presence on draft day for nearly 50 years. With […]

12 BCHL alumni to compete in 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin tonight, there are 12 former BCHL players currently on postseason rosters across the NHL. The biggest BCHL representation is with the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche who boast four league alumni, while the Seattle Kraken have two. See the full list below. Colorado Avalanche Brad Hunt […]

BCHL Podcast: Dec. 2 (Oliver Auyeung-Ashton & Abram Wiebe)

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL Podcast is back with a brand-new episode! This week, we speak with Victoria Grizzlies goaltender and reigning BCHL 1st Star of the Week Oliver Auyeung-Ashton (3:08), as well as Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman and Vegas Golden Knights draft pick Abram Wiebe (17:25). Subscribe and listen: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google […]

BCHL Podcast: Oct. 28 (Matthew Wood & Jack Silich)

On this week’s episode, we catch up with last year’s BCHL leading scorer, current University of Connecticut forward and projected 2023 first-round NHL draft pick Matthew Wood (3:09). We also speak with the reigning BCHL 1st Star of the Week, Cranbrook Bucks forward Jack Silich (18:24). Subscribe and listen: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts SoundCloud

2022 BCHL Showcase begins today

The 2022 BCHL Showcase begins today at 10 a.m. at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The Victoria Grizzlies and West Kelowna Warriors will kick off the event, which runs until Thursday night. There will be 18 games in total over four days with every BCHL team playing two regular-season contests. As is the case every year, there […]

23 BCHL alumni listed on NHL rosters to start 2022-23 season

Training camps are over, rosters have been finalized across the NHL and this year, there are 23 former BCHL players that have cracked opening nights rosters. The list includes veteran players like Jamie Benn and Milan Lucic, as well as young players like Kent Johnson and Alex Newhook. A few players have changed teams as […]

BCHL Podcast: July 22 (Jim Hughson & Campbell Blair)

On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we have two special guests who just had BCHL year-end trophies named after them. Our first interview is with longtime NHL play-by-play man and former voice of the Vancouver Canucks Jim Hughson (4:05) who got his start calling BCJHL games in Penticton and Kelowna in the 1970s […]