BCHL Playoffs: Thursday, March 10

The Cowichan Valley Capitals lived to fight another day, defeating the Powell River Kings 2-1, with Luke Santerno’s goal at 17:06 of the second period being the difference maker. Powell River had a chance to close out the series, but the Capitals got a huge road victory, making the series 3-2 with a chance to even […]

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, […]

BCHL Playoffs: Monday, March 7

A ferocious third period rally by the Island #2 Powell River Kings wasn’t enough, as they failed to take a commanding 3-0 series lead by falling to the #3 Cowichan Valley Capitals 5-4 in overtime. Luke Santerno scored first for the Capitals 6:58 into the first. Corey Hoffman and Josh Adkins added second period markers […]

BCHL Playoffs: Saturday, March 5

Bo Didur made 43 saves and Torrin White scored twice in the third period to give the Mainland #3 Langley Rivermen a 4-3 road win over the #2 Wenatchee Wild in Game 1 of their series. Langley led 2-0 after one on goals by Matt Graham and Trevor Ayre but Wenatchee replied in the second […]

BCHL Playoffs: Friday, March 4

Chase Zieky’s goal 10:53 into overtime lifted the Interior #3 Salmon Arm Silverbacks to a 6-5 road win in Game 1 over the #2 West Kelowna Warriors. Salmon Arm held intermission leads of 2-1 and 4-3 with Kodi Schwarz supplying a goal and an assist in the middle frame to give them the lead back […]

Smith signs with St. Cloud State

Though he’s now focused on the BCHL postseason, it has to feel a bit like mission accomplished on another front for Powell River Kings goaltender Jeff Smith. The Maple Ridge, B.C. native has accepted an offer to St. Cloud State University to play for the Huskies starting next season. This after he played his freshman […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 19

Jake Kauppila’s second goal of the night wound up being the winner for the Trail Smoke Eaters, who kept their playoff hopes flickering with a 6-4 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Chase Bell’s first BCHL goal for Merritt brought the Cents within one to start the third period but Trail replied promptly with Cooper […]

Brubacher accepts offer to RIT

It’s been a well-worn path from Powell River to the NCAA and Kings defenceman Adam Brubacher is the latest to travel it. Brubacher has committed to play Div. I hockey next season for the Tigers of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The blueliner has earned a reputation this season, which will be his lone BCHL campaign, […]

Pritchard earns ECAC rookie honour

St. Lawrence University recently spun out of a five-game losing skid and is currently on a four-game unbeaten streak that happens to coincide with freshman Jacob Pritchard’s most productive stretch of the season. The Powell River Kings graduate has six points in his last four games and the Saints are 3-0-1 in that span. The […]

Smith rock-solid for Kings, earns POW

Powell River Kings goalie Jeff Smith has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 7, the league announced Tuesday. Smith allowed just one goal in three games, making 75 saves on 76 shots for a 0.987 save percentage in backstopping the Kings to three wins on home ice. The […]