NHL Draft Profile: Ryan Helliwell

Langley Rivermen defenceman Ryan Helliwell has been receiving buzz around the NHL Draft for most of his BCHL career. Even though the day is almost here, he hasn’t let it distract him from his training and preparation for his third season in the BCHL. The 18-year-old jumped from zero to seven goals from his rookie […]

NHL Draft Profile: Trey Taylor

Trey Taylor is back in the BCHL for his third season with the Vernon Vipers and the 18-year-old from Richmond, B.C. is looking to pick up where he left off last year when his Vipers defeated the Wenatchee Wild in Round 1 of the playoffs before the shutdown. He’s also looking forward to next week’s […]

NHL Draft Profile: Kyler Kovich

Kyler Kovich had a busy offseason, spending his time training on and off the ice in his hometown of Coquitlam. He also received the honour of being named captain of the Nanaimo Clippers for the 2020-21 season. After putting up 14 points his rookie year and another 39 last year, the 18-year-old is looking to […]

NHL Draft Profile: Danny Weight

Danny Weight only played one season in the BCHL, but he made a significant impact in his short time in the league. Last year, he finished top-10 in league scoring with 60 points in 58 games on a Vees team that won the Interior Division for the ninth year in a row. Since the season […]

NCAA Roundup: College Signings

Photo credit: Cornell Athletics (Kaldis) It’s been a month since we shined the spotlight on our alums in the NCAA, so it’s time to catch up on all the recent college free agent signings in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Lordco. NHL Pittsburgh Penguins: D Will Reilly – Senior – Rensselaer Polytechnic University (Nanaimo […]

5 BCHL players make Central Scouting rankings

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography NHL Central Scouting released its midterm ranking of prospects ahead of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal and five BCHL players have made the list. The list is divided between North American and International skaters and goaltenders. Four BCHL skaters and one goaltender made the cut among North Americans. […]

8 BCHL players make Prospects Game roster

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography UPDATED: Jan. 2, 2020 The CJHL announced the rosters for the 15th-annual CJHL Prospects Game today and eight BCHL players will be participating for Team West. The game takes place Jan. 14 in Hamilton, Ont. and will see Team West take on Team East in a battle of the top […]

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 […]

32 BCHL alums crack NHL rosters

The 2019-20 NHL season starts tonight and there are 32 BCHL alums on opening-night rosters across the league. The Nashville Predators have the most BCHL talent on their roster with six as 22 of the 31 NHL teams have at least one former BCHLer on their roster. The Penticton Vees lead the way with six […]

BCHL re-launches Showcase event for 2019

The BCHL has announced the re-launch of their signature Showcase event by introducing the 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer from Oct. 2 to 5. The league has introduced several changes to the event with the goal of increasing its profile going forward. These changes include: The creation of a Festival event to celebrate […]