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BCHL announces roster rules and important dates for 2023-24

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography With the BC Hockey League becoming an independent league as of June 1, the league will operate under different regulations when it comes to team rosters. Many of the previous rules will remain the same, but others will change as part of the BCHL’s goal to continue growing into a […]

BCHL to become independent league

…New era opens more doors for players, raises standards and creates an enhanced experience for athletes and fans For more information about the BCHL’s announcement, please visit the FAQ here. The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has announced a new path, continuing its mission to build a world class college-track junior league for players seeking […]

BCHL and Seattle Kraken to host 2023 Showcase event in Seattle

The BCHL is working alongside the Seattle Kraken to bring the league’s annual Showcase event to Kraken Community Iceplex in Seattle next season. The building, which is the Kraken’s official practice facility, will host all 18 BCHL teams in October as they play two regular-season games in front of fans, NHL scouts and NCAA coaches […]

BCHL Podcast: Feb. 10 (Steven Cocker & Dakota MacIntosh)

Photo credit: Chaisson Creative (MacIntosh) On this week’s episode, we speak with BCHL Deputy Commissioner and COO Steven Cocker (2:17) to discuss the recent 60th Anniversary event, next week’s BCHL Road Show, as well as several other topics. We also speak with Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Dakota MacIntosh (14:56) who details his transition to the […]

BCHL and College Hockey Inc. to host seminar in Coquitlam Feb. 8

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL and College Hockey Inc. are hosting an information seminar Feb. 8 in Coquitlam prior to the Express home game against the Chilliwack Chiefs. The seminar will be attended by hockey players born from 2007 to 2009, as well as their parents. Speakers include former NHLer and University of […]

BCHL sets new league record for NCAA Division I committed players in a single season

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography (Elias, Taylor), Island Images Photography (Daniells) The BC Hockey League has set a new single-season record for NCAA Division I committed players on team rosters with 174 athletes earning scholarships to play college hockey in the United States so far this year. That number is expected to continue to rise […]

HealthTech Connex to perform brain health scans at Top Prospects Game

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography After announcing a partnership in November 2022, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) and HealthTech Connex (HTC) will include neurocognitive performance testing as part of the off-ice combine at the Top Prospects Game during the league’s 60th Anniversary event this weekend in Penticton. HTC will use their NeuroCatch® Platform to sensitively […]

BCHL partners with Drive Hockey Analytics for Top Prospects Game

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League has announced a partnership with Drive Hockey Analytics for the league’s Top Prospects Game on Jan. 20 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C. Drive Hockey Analytics makes pro-level analytics accessible to all levels of hockey through its innovative tracking system, allowing for deep […]

LGBTQ+ advocate Brock McGillis to host educational seminars with BCHL teams

Former professional hockey player and LGBTQ+ advocate Brock McGillis will host educational seminars for all BCHL teams, starting tonight. The sessions will focus on problematic language in sports, promoting inclusivity and how to become shift makers in hockey. McGillis, who is the first openly gay professional men’s hockey player, will host three separate sessions to […]

BCHL and HealthTech Connex partner on brain health initiative

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has announced a partnership with HealthTech Connex (HTC) to enable all BCHL players access to their innovative brain health assessment technology. Founded and headquartered in Surrey, B.C., HTC has developed the NeuroCatch® Platform (NeuroCatch®) that enables access to an objective assessment of brain health at […]