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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 […]

BCHL approves several new initiatives and protocols after AGM (Part 1)

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography 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 of our two-part segment, we will discuss those changes related to […]

COVID-19 Update

The BCHL provided an update today regarding their return-to-play plans for the 2020-21 season. On last week’s final AGM call, the Board of Governors reviewed several different models put forth by the league office and the recently-appointed Return-to-Play Task Force. Earlier this month, the BCHL created a Return-to-Play Task Force, which is responsible for outlining […]

BCHL sets new commitment record

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography For the sixth year in a row, the BCHL has set a new record for committed players to NCAA or Canadian University programs. After a surge of players announced their commitments over the last week, that brings the league’s total to 172 for the 2019-20 season, surpassing last season’s high […]

Salmon Arm to host 2020 Showcase Festival

Photo credit: Pure Life Photography The BCHL has announced the host team for the 2020 Showcase Festival event – the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. This will be the first time Salmon Arm has hosted the event, as it was held in Chilliwack since its inception in 2012 and was split between Chilliwack and Penticton last year. […]

BCHL Board of Governors approve realignment for 2020-21

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL Board of Governors held its semi-annual meeting on Jan. 23 and approved a new configuration for the 2020-21 season. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams on each side. […]