Road to Tampa Bay starts Friday

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The NCAA Div. I opening round, and the road to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Fla., gets going Friday and BCHL graduates will take their fair share of the spotlight. All told, 56 BCHL alums (eight of whom are NHL draft picks, noted below with italics) will feature in […]

Willcox news highlights pro signings

(By Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) After completing a successful NCAA career with Cornell University, former Merritt Centennials defenceman Reece Willcox will now try the pros. The blueliner signed a contract Monday with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers after four seasons at Cornell. It is expected he will report to the Flyers American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh […]

Div. III Frozen Four

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The NCAA Div. III Frozen Four takes place this week and will feature a number of BCHL alums. Former Surrey Eagles and Trail Smoke Eaters star Erik Cooper will try to lead the St. Norbert Green Knights to the finals when they face off against the UMass Boston Beacons […]

BCHL alums face off

(Harvard photo courtesy of Gil Talbot) (Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) A pair of BCHL alums have each traveled a unique path to lead their respective NCAA teams into the postseason, and they’re going to face off this weekend. Brayden Jaw and the Harvard Crimson will face off against Jacob Pritchard and the St. […]

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 […]

Eagles alum Tanev leads Providence into postseason

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The Providence College Friars are entering the Hockey East playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, led by former Surrey Eagles forward Brandon Tanev. The 24-year-old has scored 15 goals this season, which is tied for the team lead with 2012 Calgary Flames’ first-round pick Mark Jankowski. On a Hockey […]

Heinen earns NCAA player of the month

For the second time this season, a BCHL alum has taken the Hockey Commissioner’s Association (HCA) monthly player award. Danton Heinen, the Boston Bruins draft pick, former Surrey Eagles captain and current standout at the University of Denver, got the nod for February. Michael Garteig, a Powell River and Penticton alum, earned the same recognition in […]

Communities First – Literacy Initiative

The BCHL is proud to announce the launch of Score With Reading, another BCHL Communities First initiative presented by divisions of First West Credit Union. Starting today, BCHL teams will be appearing at their local library branch to team up with students and families to share the joy of reading, talk about their experiences as […]

Friday around the BCHL

Justin LaForest faced a whopping 65 shots and stopped all but two of them, backstopping the Surrey Eagles to a 2-2 draw on home ice against the Prince George Spruce Kings. Jaxon Joseph opened the scoring for Surrey early in the second with his first tally in the BCHL but late in the middle frame […]

Eagles’ Adamsen into WJC Q-Final with Denmark

Surrey Eagles defenceman Ludvig Adamsen has had a holiday break like no other player in the BCHL. In fact, it hasn’t been a break at all. The Copenhagen, Denmark product has spent the last couple of weeks in Helsinki, Finland with his Denmark teammates and together they’ve advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Junior […]