BCHL delays season start due to COVID-19 restrictions

In accordance with the BCHL COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will push the regular season start […]

COVID-19 Update: Oct. 30

Surrey Eagles update Last Saturday, a member of the Surrey Eagles tested positive for COVID-19, which resulted in the cancellation of the team’s scheduled game against the Langley Rivermen on Saturday, as well as a game between the Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express that same night. The Eagles had previously played the Chiefs on Friday […]

BCHL announces extended partnership with HeadCheck Health

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced today an extension of their partnership with HeadCheck Health concussion management and data collection system. Since partnering with HeadCheck in 2017, the BCHL has shifted all concussion identification, management and care onto their app and web system, including baseline testing and return-to-play protocols. “HeadCheck […]

BCHL reaches agreement with PRIVIT

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced a season-long partnership with PRIVIT – an online database to track medical information for athletes. This partnership will give the BCHL the ability to document and manage ongoing medical information to track and securely communicate medical clearance to team staff. The platform will also […]

BCHL sets 2020-21 exhibition schedule

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League has set a schedule for the 2020-21 exhibition season, leading up to the start of the regular season in early December. As part of the league’s extended training camp, the schedule will feature competition between BCHL teams within their cohort of four. “We believe it’s important […]

BCHL approves alternative scenario to guarantee 2020-21 season

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations do not allow arena capacity that provides needed gate revenue for BCHL teams. In the case that the original request for 25 […]

BCHL and The Coaches Site announce official partnership for 2020-21

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL has announced an official partnership with The Coaches Site – an online resource for coaches from all levels of hockey. The Coaches Site features conference panel videos, white-board tutorials, on-ice videos, articles and interviews with coaches from the NHL, NCAA, junior, international and minor hockey. “We’re always looking […]

BCHL announces official partnership with InStat Hockey

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League has announced an official partnership with InStat Hockey to provide advanced statistics and video for its 18 teams starting in 2020-21. InStat was used by BCHL teams on a trial period last season and the company also presented to the BCHL Board of Governors in January. […]

BCHL announces tentative Dec. 1 start date

The BC Hockey League announced today that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The PHO has […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 2)

The BCHL held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over a series of video conference calls over the last month and the league’s Board of Governors has approved several new initiatives and protocols for the 2020-21 season. In Part 1, we outlined changes to on-ice procedures and player safety. In Part 2, we will go over […]