NCAA Roundup: Monthly and weekly conference awards announced

Photo credits: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi), Omaha Athletics (Ward) Monthly and weekly conference awards were announced across the NCAA this week and, as usual, plenty of BCHL alums were honoured. MONTHLY NCHC Player of the Month Jordan Kawaguchi – Junior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi continued his Hobey Baker-worthy campaign in January, leading […]

18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

Several alums named NCAA All-Stars

Several NCAA conferences have announced their year-end all-star teams and there is plenty of former BCHL talent prominently featured. Here is a quick roundup of all the BCHL alums named to conference all-star teams so far. Atlantic Hockey Blake Chirstensen (Junior, F) – American International College – First-Team All-Star The Coral Springs, Fla. native enters […]

Vees alums named NCHC All-Rookies

Two Penticton Vees alums have earned year-end honours in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Nebraska-Omaha forward Taylor Ward and North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel have both been named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Ward, who played three seasons with the Vees, finished with the second-most points in voting for the […]

Alumni update – Nov. 6

A quartet of BCHL alums has landed recognition again after the latest round of NCAA weekly conference awards and in this latest set, three shine from one conference in particular. In the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), producer of the last two NCAA national champion teams, Jarid Lukosevicius – a Powell River Kings graduate at […]

Series preview – Trail vs. Penticton

#4 Trail Smoke Eaters vs. #1 Penticton Vees Game one – Friday, March 16 – 7 p.m. at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Season Series Penticton got the better of Trail throughout the course of the 2017/18 regular season, winning four of the six meetings between the two clubs, […]

Weatherby’s clutch goals earn him BCHLPOW

Wenatchee Wild forward Jasper Weatherby has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 4, the league announced Monday. Weatherby put up four goals and two assists for six points in their two wins in their first-round series against the Merritt Centennials. In game one on Thursday, Weatherby got Wenatchee’s […]

BCHL Playoff Recap – Saturday, March 3

A night after being blanked themselves, the Prince George Spruce Kings turned the tables on the Chilliwack Chiefs with a 2-0 win that evened their series 1-1. The game was scoreless after 40 minutes and it was Jay Kerananen’s goal from Ethan De Jong that was the winner coming 37 seconds into the third period. […]

Around the BCHL – Friday, Dec. 16

Taylor Ward rescued a victory in overtime for the Penticton Vees after they’d surrendered a third-period lead in a 3-2 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The game was scoreless after one and in the middle frame, the Vees went up a pair with Jared Nash and Nic Jones doing the damage. It looked […]

Ward earns commitment to UNO

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce forward Taylor Ward (98) has committed to play at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) for the 2018-19 season. Ward is the 14th player on the Vees’ roster to secure an NCAA Division l commitment, and says UNO’s program speaks for itself. “It’s hard not to fall in love […]