Round 2 Series Previews

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The Divisional finals start this Friday. Here is a preview for each series and key players to watch closely as we near puck drop. Mainland Chilliwack Chiefs (1) vs. (2) Wenatchee Wild How they got there: Chilliwack swept the Coquitlam Express in the opening round, and have been off […]

BCHL Playoffs: Saturday, March 12

The Powell River Kings needed overtime, but it was well worth the wait as they defeated the Cowichan Valley Capitals 3-2 in overtime to win the series, four games to two. Kyle Betts scored 1:12 into the extra frame to help the Kings ice the series. They’ll now face the Island #1 Nanaimo Clippers in the […]

Marino inks with Nanooks

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) One of the West Kelowna Warriors’ top players will be moving north in the fall. Captain Kyle Marino has committed to joining the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s (WCHA) Alaska Nanooks for 2016-17. This comes after a strong 2015-16 season with the Warriors where the Niagara Falls native posted 14 […]

BCHL Alums feature heavily in WCHA postseason awards

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The WCHA awards heavily featured BCHL talents. Headlining the group was the Michigan Tech Huskies star forward Alex Petan, who was named WCHA Player of the Year and part of the All-WCHA First team. Petan led the Huskies with 17 goals and 30 points. The Coquitlam Express alum played […]

Memorable markers for BCHL grads

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) It’s been a memorable season for two former BCHLers, who notched their first career NHL goals during the 2015-16 campaign. Defenceman Josh Manson, the former Salmon Arm Silverbacks standout scored his first goal in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in a Nov. 6 home game against the Columbus […]

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: 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 […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Feb. 13

Cole Kehler made 33 saves and Nick Fidanza’s goal was the winner as the Merritt Centennials earned a 4-1 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. After a scoreless opening frame, Zach Court and Fidanza scored in rapid succession early in the second. Brett Stirling scoring the lone Grizz goal late in the period, making it […]

Bighill skates with Silverbacks

In the middle of the CFL offseason, the league’s reigning Most Outstanding Defensive Player is soaking up all that his adopted home province has to offer while also giving back to communities across B.C. Adam Bighill, linebacker for the B.C. Lions, who led the team with 117 tackles in 2015, arrived in Salmon Arm this […]