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BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson scores Golden Goal for Canada at World Juniors

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP Kent Johnson scored the biggest goal of his life on Saturday night as he potted the game-winning goal in overtime of the championship game at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, giving Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and a gold medal. Early in the extra frame, Johnson […]

League announces winners of the BCHL Canucks Alumni Scholarship Program

The BC Hockey League and the Vancouver Canucks Alumni have announced six winners for the BCHL Canucks Alumni Scholarship Program for the 2021-22 season. The program, which has been in place since 1987, is designed to provide former BCHL players the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds as they continue their academic careers. The recipients […]

BCHL Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2022-23 season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. We will start with the Interior Conference. Next up is the […]

Johnson gets second crack at World Junior tournament

Photo credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images Columbus Blue Jackets forward and BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson was named to Canada’s roster for the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Aug. 9 to 20 in Edmonton, Alta. Johnson was part of the original Team Canada that won its first two games in December before the tournament was […]

BCHL adds Jeff Tambellini Trophy for playoff MVP

At the most recent BCHL Annual General Meeting, the Board of Governors unanimously voted in favour of updating the names of several year-end awards, as well as adding a pair of new trophies. Today, the league unveiled the final new award. The BCHL has added a year-end honour for the Most Valuable Player of the […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 7

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Prince George Spruce Kings – 3 Cranbrook Bucks – 2 The Prince George Spruce Kings staged a dramatic comeback late in the third period on the strength of goals from Nick Rhéaume and Simon Labelle to propel them to a 3-2 win over the Cranbrook Bucks and an identical 3-2 […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 5

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Langley Rivermen – 5 Victoria Grizzlies 4 (OT) On his 21st birthday, Riley Wallack potted the overtime winner on the power play just 51 seconds into the extra frame to vault the Langley Rivermen to a 5-4 win over the Victoria Grizzlies and a 2-1 series lead. Devan Nagra scored […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 4

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Chilliwack Chiefs – 3 Coquitlam Express – 1 The goaltenders stole the show with Grant Riley making 21 saves for Chilliwack and Carter Woodside stopping 27 shots for Coquitlam, but it was the Chiefs who prevailed in a tight-checking affair by a score of 3-1 in Game 3 of their […]

Shaw BCHL Playoffs Recap: Apr. 1

Alberni Valley Bulldogs – 5 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 3 Five different Bulldogs players registered multiple points, including team captain Stephen Castagna whose goal at the 11:08 mark of the third period held up as the game winner in Alberni Valley’s 5-3 Game 1 win over Cowichan Valley. The Capitals got off to a hot […]

Shaw BCHL Playoffs Recap: Mar. 31

The 2022 Shaw BCHL Playoffs started with a major upset. The eighth-seeded Trail Smoke Eaters went into Penticton and took down the number-one overall seeded Penticton Vees by a 5-3 score in Game 1 of their first round series. Zach Michaelis and Charlie Strobel each chipped in with a goal and an assist to lead […]