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10 BCHLers on final Central Scouting list

NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings ahead of the 2019 Entry Draft taking place June 21 and 22 in Vancouver and 10 BCHL players are listed. Leading the way is Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL MVP Alex Newhook. The league’s leading scorer is ranked 13th among North American skaters, up three spots from his […]

BCHLers hitting NHL ice

Late June and early July in the NHL calendar is the time when teams get their first look at their recent draft picks on home ice in the team uniforms and also a chance for undrafted players to show what they can do against the top players in their age bracket. Summer development camps are […]

Banner year for BCHL alums

The 2017-18 season will go down as one of the best ever for the BCHL and not just because of the league’s success on the national stage. While the campaign did include an RBC Cup national title for the Chilliwack Chiefs, a Doyle Cup win for the league champion Wenatchee Wild and a gold medal […]

Tychonick’s U18 journey, NHL Draft prep

After two successful seasons in the BCHL and a recent trip to Russia for the U18 World Championship, Penticton Vees defenceman Jonny Tychonick shifts gears as he prepares for the NHL Entry Draft in June. The Vees were eliminated in the Interior Division semifinals, allowing Tychonick to represent his country at the U18’s inย Chelyabinsk and […]

Red Wings choose Cholowski

It became a record night for the BCHL when Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Dennis Cholowski was scooped at No. 20 by the Detroit Red Wings Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. Cholowski’s selection made it three first-round picks this year for the BCHL, surpassing the record of two set in 2004 and 2007. […]

Fabbro nabbed 17th overall by Nashville

Lots of pre-draft predictions called it. Penticton Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro went 17th overall to the Nashville Predators becoming the third-highest drafted BCHLer ever. Just moments earlier his Penticton teammate became the second-highest when he went 10th to Colorado. Also, Fabbro was one of four Boston University players and recruits to go in the first […]

Jost drafted by Avalanche

Penticton Vees centre, and captain, Tyson Jost was drafted 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. He joins Kyle Turris (third to Phoenix Coyotes in 2007) as the only top-10 NHL draft picks in BCHL history. Jost was available backstage at the draft: Tyson Jost on being […]

Fabbro family enjoying fabulous family time

Standing on the precipice of what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest moments in their lives, Steve and Tina Fabbro are remarkably relaxed. Their youngest child, Dante, is expected to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo today but they know their energy is wasted concerning themselves over […]

Alums selected on Day 2 in Buffalo

BUFFALO – Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft saw a pair of BCHL alums selected from the NCAA ranks to make it five for the league on the weekend. The Edmonton Oilers selected towering defenceman Vincent Desharnais from Providence College early in the seventh round with the 183rd pick. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound rearguard played […]

On the Button

(Photo: NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr (left) and Craig Button talk with TSN 1050 on radio row at the NHL Draft in Buffalo)   TSN hockey analyst and scout Craig Button is of course at the NHL Draft in Buffalo this week. He spared a few minutes of his time to talk to the […]