18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

10 BCHL alums honoured with NCAA recognition

Photo credit: BSU Photo Services (Sillinger) NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison kicked his senior season into high gear in […]

8 alums named ECAC All-Stars

ECAC Hockey announced their year-end all-stars this week and eight former BCHL players made the cut. Here is a quick recap of all the alums selected. Andrew Shortridge (Junior, G) – Quinnipiac University – First-Team All-Star Shortridge put together by far his best college season in his junior year, posting league-best numbers with a .944 […]

2015-16 1st, 2nd, Rookie Teams named

Just as Round 2 of the BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs get started tonight, the league is announcing its All-Star Teams for the 2015-16 season. The results come from polling of BCHL play-by-play broadcasters. BCHL 1st Team All-Stars: F – Tyson Jost, Penticton Vees F – Sheldon Rempal, Nanaimo […]

BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 8

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) Offence was aplenty in a Game 3 showdown between the Mainland #2 Wenatchee Wild and #3 Langley Rivermen which required overtime. Kyle Stephan’s game winner 18 seconds into sudden death gave the Wild a 7-6 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. In what was an action-filled first period, […]

BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup – playoffs snapshot

The BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs are here. It’s 12 teams laying it on the line for the right to hoist the most sought-after trophy in the league. A different team has claimed the Fred Page Cup each of the last three seasons. Who will claim the title this […]

In the running for BCHL hardware

The finalists for the 2015-16 BCHL Awards have been determined. After polling the league’s head coaches, one player from each division has been identified. These names will be put to the coaches for one more survey to determine the ultimate winners, which will be announced on Friday, Feb. 26. The nominees are as follows: Vern […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 23

Anthony Brodeur made 38 saves for the Penticton Vees as they held on for a 3-2 road win over the Wenatchee Wild. Scott Conway opened the scoring in the first with his 44th goal of the season and after Colton Poolman made it 2-0, Austin Chavez got the Wild on the board, cutting the Vees […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Jan. 15

Despite falling behind by a seemingly insurmountable 5-1 first-period deficit, the Vernon Vipers got two quick goals from Jimmy Lambert to start the second and Odeen Tufto put together a hat trick as the Vernon Vipers scored nine unanswered to earn a wild 10-5 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Chase Zieky scored twice […]

Saturday around the BCHL

Angus Redmond made 39 saves and Ross Heidt scored the winner with 6:39 to go in the third as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks became the first team to win a game in Penticton this season, a 4-2 win over the Vees. After a scoreless first, Chase Zieky opened the scoring for the ‘Backs but power-play […]