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Bates inks NCAA pact at Sacred Heart

With his final BCHL season in the rear-view mirror, Wenatchee Wild defenceman Alex Bates now has an NCAA destination to focus on for the coming season. Bates has accepted an offer to play at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in the Div. I Atlantic Hockey Association. The native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado posted three goals and […]

Luko enters Frozen Four lore with hat trick

The biggest stage with the brightest spotlight is the ideal place for making legends. Jarid Lukosevicius grabbed the moment and entered forever into the lore of the NCAA’s Frozen Four as he scored a natural hat trick – all his team’s goals – in a 3-2 victory  for the University of Denver over their conference […]

Stapley commits to Pioneers

It has to be a good feeling when the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA hockey wants your services for the future. That’s the case for Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley who has committed to play at the University of Denver where the Pioneers are currently the top-ranked club in NCAA Div. I hockey. Denver enters […]

Barrow commits to Denver

Ryan Barrow’s career year for the Langley Rivermen, that has seen him more than triple his offensive output from a season ago, has attracted the attention of one of the top teams in NCAA hockey. The University of Denver has recruited Barrow to join their program starting in the fall. A native of Banff, Alta., […]

Finlay finding form, earns first NCHC nod

Since missing four games in early- and mid-January, including a conference weekend at Western Michigan, Liam Finlay has returned to the Denver Pioneers lineup as a difference maker. His efforts this past weekend earned him the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) offensive player of the week honours. The Kelowna native and former Vernon Vipers standout […]

Demin signs with Pioneers

Currently second in the NCAA polls, the University of Denver has landed another recruit from the BCHL in hopes of remaining high in the college hockey standings into the future. The Pioneers have secured the services of Wenatchee Wild defenceman Slava Demin. The 2000-born blueliner is in his rookie BCHL season and has posted four […]

Ward inks with Pioneers

The Merritt Centennials are please to announce the commitment of forward Tyler Ward to the University of Denver Pioneers for the 2018-19 season. “Tyler is an exceptional person first and foremost,” said Cents GM and Head Coach Joe Martin. “He was a highly recruited player by NCAA teams and we’re happy he has decided his […]

Heinen earns NCAA player of the month

For the second time this season, a BCHL alum has taken the Hockey Commissioner’s Association (HCA) monthly player award. Danton Heinen, the Boston Bruins draft pick, former Surrey Eagles captain and current standout at the University of Denver, got the nod for February. Michael Garteig, a Powell River and Penticton alum, earned the same recognition in […]