BCHL Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Trail Smoke Eaters. Taking over a new team as a head coach is always a challenging task, […]

Trail’s Kent Johnson named CJHL’s Top Forward

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Kent Johnson of the Trail Smoke Eaters has been named the CJHL’s Top Forward for 2019-20. Johnson, from Port Moody, B.C., led the BCHL in scoring this year with 101 points, becoming just the second player since 2015-16 to reach the 100-point plateau. His 41 goals and 60 assists were […]

Players, teams launch NHL 20 simulation of Shaw BCHL Playoffs

Due to the disappointment felt across the league after the Shaw BCHL Playoffs were cancelled, the BCHL has partnered with its players and its teams to create a simulation of the remainder of the postseason using EA Sports NHL 20. After the eight remaining BCHL playoff teams were created in the game, each team selected […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 3

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 (OT) Josh Wildauer scored twice in the third period, but it was Danny Peason who played hero in this one, scoring his first of the postseason 7:49 into overtime to give the Coquitlam Express the 5-4 win over the Langley Rivermen and […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 2

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Salmon Arm Silverbacks – 3 Victoria Grizzlies – 2 Ethan Langenegger continued his strong play in net, making 28 saves, and Luke Mylymok continued his timely scoring in the first round as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks outlasted the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 in Game 3 to push the Victoria to the […]

Playoff recap: Feb. 29

Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell River Kings 7-6 in a wild Game 2 […]

Playoff Recap: Feb. 28

Trail Smoke Eaters – 2 Prince George Spruce Kings – 1 A pair of goals in the last five minutes and 25 saves from Logan Terness propelled the Trail Smoke Eaters to a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the defending-champion Prince George Spruce Kings in Game 1 of their opening-round series. Prince George defenceman Nick […]

Interior Division Playoff Preview

Next up in our divisional playoff previews is the Interior Division. This year is unique as we have two crossover teams in the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters will look to build on stellar regular seasons and go on a long postseason run. #1 […]

2019-20 BCHL Award winners

After a second round of voting from the 17 BCHL coaches, the league has determined the winners of the 2019-20 BCHL Awards. Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) Kent Johnson (Trail Smoke Eaters): 52GP – 41G – 60A – 101PTS The Port Moody, B.C. product started the year as a 16-year-old, but has dominated […]