BCHL Podcast: Nov. 12 (Taylor Ward, Ajeet Gundarah & Massimo Rizzo)

On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we catch up with former Penticton Vees forward, University of Nebraska-Omaha senior and reigning national Player of the Month Taylor Ward (2:41). We also speak to Langley Rivermen goaltender Ajeet Gundarah (16:50), who is tied for the league lead with a .936 save percentage and University of […]

NCAA Roundup: October Recap

It was a successful month for many BCHL alumni now plying their trade for NCAA Division I schools. Several former players from the league earned weekly and monthly awards due to their strong play on the ice. We recap it all below. National Collegiate Hockey Conference Taylor Ward (F) – Senior – University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

12 BCHL alums nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Photo credits: Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi), UConn Athletic Communications (Evans) The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top players has been announced and there are 11 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, […]

NCAA Roundup: 5 alums head into Christmas break with conference awards

Photo credits: Ed Mailliard (Briere), Rob Rasmussen (Metsa), Omaha Athletics (Ward), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose) We head into the Christmas break with another NCAA Roundup packed full of BCHL alums being recognized for their high level of play. This week, we highlight five players who earned weekly conference awards. ECAC 1st Star of the Week […]

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, […]