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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 […]

74 current and former BCHL players to take part in NHL Development Camps

Photo credits: Jamie Schwaberow/Clarkson Creative via Denver Athletics (Rizzo), Garrett James Photography (Jugnauth, Serdachny) UPDATED: Thursday, July 11 at 1:05 p.m. The NHL Draft took place last week and teams wasted no time in announcing rosters for upcoming development camps in the days after. This year, there are 74 current and former BCHL players who […]

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 […]

Matthew Wood set to reach new heights after impressive rookie year

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography By Kai Farenholtz Over the BCHL’s 60-year history, the league has seen its fair share of next-level talent run through its dressing rooms. As the game gets faster, stronger and more skilled with every passing season, we see younger and younger players making impacts that you come to expect from […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 31, 2022 (Joe Martin, Ethan Bowen & Rhys Bentham)

The Shaw BCHL Playoffs are finally here! We tee up the league’s first postseason in two years with three great interviews. This week, we speak with Alberni Valley Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin (3:16), Chilliwack Chiefs forward and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Ethan Bowen (21:45) and Cranbrook Bucks captain Rhys Bentham (30:50). […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 14 (Ed Johnstone & Cade Littler)

On this week’s episode, we catch up with special guest Ed Johnstone (2:52). Johnstone played for the Vernon Essos from 1970-1972, then went on to play 12 years in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. He eventually returned to the BCHL to coach the Vernon Lakers for four years from […]

7 current and future BCHL players listed on Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Littler, Jugnauth, Hedquist, Dyck), Jack Murray (Hopkins) NHL Central Scouting released its midterm rankings today and there are six current BCHL players who made the cut. Five players from the league were named to the North American skaters list, while one other made the grade on the North American goalies […]

BCHL announces Top Prospects Game

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has added another element to its 60th Anniversary All-Star Weekend in January with the announcement of the BCHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 14. 40 BCHL athletes will be chosen to participate in the game on the Friday night of the event. Players listed by NHL Central Scouting as draft […]

7 BCHL players listed as Players to Watch by NHL Central Scouting

NHL Central Scouting released its initial Players to Watch list ahead of the 2022 NHL Entry draft and there are seven current BCHL players on the list. Michael Abgrall (Surrey), Eli Barnet (Victoria), Ethan Bono (Alberni Valley), Emanuelson Charbonneau (Alberni Valley), Ryan Hopkins (Penticton), Tyson Jugnauth (West Kelowna) and Joshua Niedermayer (Penticton) were listed as […]

31 BCHL alumni crack NHL opening-night rosters

The NHL season began last night and there are a total of 31 alumni listed on opening-night rosters across the league. Mainstays like Jamie Benn (Dallas), Josh Manson (Anaheim) and Tyson Jost (Colorado) remained with their original clubs, but players like Duncan Keith (Edmonton), Matt Irwin (Washington) and Andrew Ladd (Arizona) all found new homes. […]