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 […]

NCAA Roundup: McCarthy, Christensen, Scheel take home weekly honours

Photo credits: Kelly Shea (Christensen), Russ Hons (Scheel) This week in the NCAA Roundup presented by Lordco, there were three BCHL alums honoured with weekly conference awards in the NCAA, including a goaltender taking home his fourth recognition already this season. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Connor McCarthy – Junior – Clarkson University (Chilliwack […]

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 […]

Alumni Update – Oct. 30

It has been the busiest week of the season as far as BCHL alumni being named conference players of the week as four individuals picked up honours. Penticton Vees product Colton Poolman is defenceman of the week in the NCHC with North Dakota, former Salmon Arm Silverbacks star Taro Hirose is Big 10 player of […]

Stratton inks with North Dakota

The move to Wenatchee has proven fruitful in more than one way for Wild forward Murphy Stratton. After joining the team in late September of this past season, Stratton went on to provide point-per-game scoring while helping the Wild to the Fred Page Cup BCHL title. Now, he has an NCAA commitment to show for […]

Rizzo inks with North Dakota

Good news has been coming in bunches for Penticton Vees forward Massimo Rizzo. In the middle of May, it was announced he will be the Vees captain for the coming season and just two weeks later, he committed to an NCAA future at the University of North Dakota. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound native of Burnaby posted […]

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 in Chelyabinsk and […]

Weatherby books NCAA future at UND

Having already surpassed his offensive totals from all of last season and it looks like he’ll challenge for the Brett Hull trophy this year as the BCHL’s top scorer. But the biggest news of his season to date came Nov. 15 with his NCAA commitment to the University of North Dakota. Weatherby, a native of […]

Jost signs with Avalanche

Amazing how much can change in less than a year. At this point in 2016, Tyson Jost was just mulling over the end of the Penticton Vees season, the upcoming U18 World Championships in North Dakota, the NHL Draft and his freshman season at the University of North Dakota. Today, he’s on the cusp of […]

Jost earns spot on NCHC freshman squad

Add another line to the already-impressive hockey resume of Penticton Vees alum Tyson Jost. Posting a little better than a point per game to finish second in team scoring as a freshman with the University of North Dakota, Jost earned a spot on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-rookie team. Jost registered 14-15-29 in […]