11 BCHL players crack Team Canada West

Hockey Canada announced Team Canada West’s roster for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) today and 11 BCHL players made the final cut. The lone returning BCHL player this year is Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo, who won a bronze medal at last year’s tournament. Also included on the roster is BCHL leading scorer and […]

Connor commits to Spartans

Still only 17 years old, Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Powell Connor is already closing in on 100 career BCHL games. Now slated to attend Michigan State University to play for the Spartans, the 6-foot-1, 179-pound blueliner will be a well-seasoned prospect by the time heads of to the NCAA in 2019-20. Connor, a native of Vernon, […]

NHL Central Scouting announces first list

NHL Central Scouting this week unveiled its list of players to watch as the 2018 NHL Entry Draft approaches. Of the 15 Canadian Junior Hockey League players included in the list, five are from the BCHL. Wenatchee defenceman Slava Demin, Penticton defenceman Jonny Tychonick, Langley forward Brendan Budy, Chilliwack defenceman Powell Connor and Nanaimo defenceman […]

Around the BCHL – Saturday, Nov. 5

Connor Welsh scored the game’s opening goal and then set up the winner in the second period for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a 3-1 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Welsh’s opener came just over five minutes into the game but the Cents tied the score just seven seconds into the middle frame on […]