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 […]

Redmond remarkable on ‘Backs road trip

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Angus Redmond has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 10, the league announced Monday. Redmond led the ‘Backs to a pair of big road wins and was named 1st Star both nights. The Langley, B.C. product stopped 51 shots for his third shutout of […]

CJHL Top 20: Jan. 11, 2016

CALGARY, Alberta (January 11, 2016) – Rosters are now locked following the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) transfer deadline of January 10, and many teams in the Pointstreak Top 20 Weekly Rankings have made moves to strengthen their squads for the push to their respective playoffs, the CJHL Regional Championships and ultimately the RBC Cup […]

Saturday around the BCHL

Angus Redmond made 39 saves and Ross Heidt scored the winner with 6:39 to go in the third as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks became the first team to win a game in Penticton this season, a 4-2 win over the Vees. After a scoreless first, Chase Zieky opened the scoring for the ‘Backs but power-play […]