14 players with BCHL ties named to NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for 2021 Draft

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine, Terness), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Tami Quan (Serdachny) Last Thursday, NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 14 players with BCHL ties were named to the list, including five who played in the 2020-21 Pod Season, […]

Martini reflects on 5-year, 200-game BCHL career

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography By Sheldon Lee For the Penticton Vees, it was yet another spectacular season. The club ended this year’s condensed schedule with the highest point total in the BCHL, finishing an almost-perfect season with 37 of a possible 40 points over 20 games. In those 20 games, the Vees only surrendered […]

2020-21 Penticton Pod Award Winners

Photo credits: Cherie Morgan (Wilson, Quillan, Lane), Jack Murray (Helliwell) After polling coaches and broadcasters from the three teams in the Penticton Pod, the league has determined the winners of the Penticton Pod Awards. Penticton Pod Most Valuable Player Kaeden Lane (Penticton Vees) – 16GP – 15-1-0 – .951 SV% – 1.13 GAA – 5 […]

Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week: Penticton Pod

The BCHL and Save-On-Foods have partnered to recognize billet families from across the league for going the extra mile to support BCHL players off the ice with the Billet Family of the Week award. Throughout the season, we will be going pod-by-pod to recognize one billet family from each team and the outstanding work they […]

NHL Bloodlines: Garrett Valk

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Garrett Valk was born in October of 2002, which happened to also be the final season his father Garry would play in the NHL. Garry wrapped up a 13-year NHL career at the conclusion of the 2002-2003 season, which he spent with the Chicago Blackhawks and their AHL affiliate the Norfolk […]

8 BCHL alumni sign NHL contracts out of college

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Mark Kuhlmann (Kawaguchi) With the college hockey regular season ending a few weeks ago and teams being eliminated from the national tournament last weekend, there has been a recent flurry of NCAA players signings pro contracts. Eight of these players are BCHL alumni and every one of them signed with […]

Pod Preview: Penticton

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Williams), Garrett James Photography (Terness) We keep it moving through the five pods with a deep dive on the Penticton Pod, featuring the Cranbrook Bucks, Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters. Cranbrook Bucks Record: 2019-20: N/A 2020-21 exhibition: 3-5-1-0 Key returning players: N/A Key additions: D Cole Assaily F Noah Quinn […]

BCHL Podcast – Mar. 11 (Trevin Kozlowski, Andre Ghantous & Zach Driscoll)

Photo credit: BSU Photo Services (Driscoll) We have a jam-packed show this week with three interviews on tap. This weekend is the start of college hockey’s conference tournaments, so we decided to catch up with a few alumni who have big games coming up in the next few days. First up, we chat with Trevin […]

NCAA Roundup: Mar. 4

After just one former BCHL player was honoured with a conference award last week, things have picked up again with both weekly and monthly hardware being handed out this week. A total of eight different players earned conference awards, including several players who double dipped with multiple honours and a pair of goalies who were […]

NCAA Roundup: Feb. 18

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Weatherby), Rob Rasmussen (Fawcett) It was another banner week for BCHL alumni in Division I college hockey with six players being honoured with weekly conference awards. Let’s take a look at who stood out this week in the NCAA Roundup. Big Ten 1st Star of the Week Jack LaFontaine – Senior […]