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Priskie inks deal with Hurricanes

Quinnipiac University defenceman and Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Chase Priskie signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (177th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, but became a free agent after he did not sign with the team. Priskie […]

Surrey’s Smith commits to Quinnipiac

After being acquired midseason, Surrey Eagles defenceman Jeremy Smith saw his offensive game takeoff with his new team. He scored 20 points in 27 games with the Eagles and ended up tied for the team lead in scoring. This surge in production did not go unnoticed as Smith has announced his commitment to the Quinnipiac […]

Shortridge signs with Sharks

Fresh off his best season in college hockey and a nomination for the Mike Richter Award as the best goaltender in the NCAA, Quinnipiac University netminder and Vernon Vipers alum Andrew Shortridge has signed a one-year entry-level deal with the San Jose Sharks. The 23-year-old led all of college hockey with a .940 save percentage […]

69 alums in NCAA tourney

The field is set for the 2019 NCAA Div. I men’s hockey tournament and plenty of BCHL grads will be participating. In total there are 69 former BCHL players competing for a spot in the Frozen Four. Of the 16 teams competing, 15 have at least one BCHL grad in the lineup and eight schools […]

3 alums named Hobey finalists

Three BCHL graduates have been announced as top-10 finalists for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, the NCAA announced today. Two Salmon Arm Silverbacks alums, Michigan State University forward Taro Hirose and Quinnipiac University defenceman Chase Priskie, made the top-10, while St. Cloud State University forward and former Penticton Vee Patrick Newell is also up for […]

Toews’ 1st is OT winner for Isles

In the New York Islanders game Friday against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, the overtime winner was credited on the scoresheet to Toews. Just not the one you’re thinking of. It was Devon Toews, former Surrey Eagles standout blueliner and 2013 BCHL All-Star, who notched the winner and his first NHL goal for the Islanders against […]

Leyh heading to Quinnipiac

Langley Rivermen standout Ethan Leyh recently turned heads for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, including NCAA scouts who took in the tournament, because less than a week after winning bronze in Bonnyville, Alta., Leyh announced his commitment to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. The 17-year-old from Port Moody, B.C. leads the Rivermen […]

Tellier signs on with Bobcats

Wenatchee Wild forward Cristophe Tellier has turned a strong start to his BCHL career into a college scholarship as he has committed to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats for the 2020-21 season. After joining the Wild to start the season, the 18-year-old had back-to-back three-point nights in his first two games and also had points in […]

Fillion heading to Quinnipiac

Wenatchee Wild forward Christophe Fillion will have a few familiar faces in the room when he makes the jump to the NCAA level in a couple of years after he committed to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats for the 2020-21 season. In his first BCHL season, the 18-year-old has piled up 20 points (11-9-20) in 22 […]

Lee off to Quinnipiac

Powell River Kings defenceman Jayden Lee is the latest player to commit to Quinnipiac University, which continues to be a hotbed for BCHL grads at the NCAA level. Lee, who will join the Bobcats for the 2020-21 season, is in the midst of his second year in the BCHL after playing last year with the […]