Postseason plans

As announced in the fall, the 2018 BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL playoffs will have a different look from last year. This season, there will be no byes and 16 teams will earn a spot in the postseason with two of those being wild-card berths. As of today, the Merritt […]

Grisdale to step aside at season’s end

After 15 years on the job, this will be the final season for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL. Grisdale is the first person to have taken on the title of commissioner and he has held the league’s top job longer than any person in league history. He succeeded Ron Boileau, who was league president, in 2003. Prior to […]

RBC Cup squads set for battle

The final stage in the quest for Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) supremacy starts up Saturday in Cobourg, Ont. as the host Cougars welcome the Penticton Vees, Cobras de Terrebonne, Brooks Bandits and Trenton Golden Hawks. The Vees qualified for the national championship tournament as the second qualifier from the Western Canada Cup which they […]

Schedule is ready!

The 2016-17 season schedule has been fully uploaded to the BCHL website, available under the league’s SCHEDULES & SCORES menu. The season opens Friday, Sept. 9 and concludes on Sunday, Feb. 26. The 2017 playoffs start on Friday, March 3. Again the Bauer BCHL Showcase is in Chilliwack and this year runs Sept. 21 to […]

Chilliwack awarded 2018 national championships

CHILLIWACK, BC—With great anticipation, representatives of the Chilliwack 2018 bid committee announced that Hockey Canada has verbally confirmed Chilliwack will host the 2018 RBC Cup National Junior A Championship. Though contracts are yet to be signed, the local committee wanted to share the community’s ‘win’ and expressed its great appreciation to dedicated Chiefs hockey fans […]

From Behind the Bench

FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: The Long Road by Rylan Ferster – TheCoachesSite.com Every team wants to win the Royal Bank Cup, that’s simple, but the first goal for us was to make the playoffs in our division. It’s a feat just to make the playoffs in the BC Hockey League, and certainly in the interior […]

Greenfield’s RBC showing earns him POW nod

West Kelowna Warriors goalie Matthew Greenfield has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the Week ending May 22, the league announced Tuesday. Greenfield made a triumphant return to the Warriors’ crease after missing the first three games of the RBC Cup with injury. The native of Parkland, Fla. won all three games […]

Warriors win it! RBC Cup champs

Matthew Greenfield never missed a beat, or a save for that matter, in the biggest game of the season. The West Kelowna Warriors netminder turned aside all 48 pucks that came his way, backstopping his club to a 4-0 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats in the RBC Cup final. It capped a triumphant return after Keelan […]

Warriors advance to national final

Goals 49 seconds apart in the first period by Jake LeBrun and Connor Sodergren proved to be enough for the West Kelowna Warriors in a 4-1 win over the Brooks Bandits Saturday night in the RBC Cup semifinal. OFFICIAL BOXSCORE Ty Mappin had a reply late in the first period but it would be the […]

Semis are all set

After Thursday’s results at the RBC Cup, we now know who will be playing who in Saturday’s semifinal games. OFFICIAL RBC CUP SCHEDULE Friday is an off day at the national championship with the only activity scheduled being the evening awards banquet.