21 BCHL alumni to participate in NCAA Frozen Four weekend

The 2022 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship is down to the Frozen Four and there will be 21 former BCHL players participating in the tournament’s finale. The University of Denver, University of Michigan, Minnesota State University and University of Minnesota all punched their ticket to Boston, Mass., with the final three games being held at […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 11 (Fred Harbinson & Brendan Morrison)

On this week’s episode, we speak with Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson (2:39) who reflects on his 15 years in the league after recording his 600th BCHL win last weekend. We also have an interview with Penticton Panthers alumnus and longtime NHLer Brendan Morrison (23:10) who tells us about his time in the BCHL, […]

Alumni Q&A with Brendan Morrison

Throughout the final month of the regular season and into the playoffs, we will be sharing Q&As with notable alumni as part of our continued 60th Anniversary celebration. Today, we chat with longtime NHLer Brendan Morrison who played one season with the Penticton Panthers in 1992-93. Morrison, a Pitt Meadows, B.C. native, was drafted in […]

Kent Johnson named to Team Canada World Junior selection camp

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography BCHL alumnus Kent Johnson is one of 35 players named to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2022 World Junior Championships Dec. 9 to 12 in Calgary, Alta. The former Trail Smoke Eater is in his sophomore season at the University of Michigan where he is second in scoring in […]

BCHL Podcast – Aug. 13 (Kent Johnson & Manon Rhéaume)

On this week’s episode, we catch up with former Trail Smoke Eater and current University of Michigan sophomore Kent Johnson (2:04) who is fresh off his fifth overall selection in the NHL Draft. We also speak with hockey legend Manon Rhéaume (9:58) who played several years with the Canadian women’s hockey team and was the […]

Johnson drafted 5th overall by Blue Jackets

Former BCHL MVP, Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus and University of Michigan forward Kent Johnson was drafted fifth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night. Johnson becomes the second-highest BCHL player taken at the draft since 2007 when Kyle Turris was taken third overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. […]

2021 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine) The 2021 NHL Entry Draft takes place tomorrow night with Round 1 and continues with Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday morning. Like every year at the draft, there are several BCHL players expected to be taken. Today, we will take a […]

Former BCHL MVP Johnson invited to Canada’s World Junior summer camp

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography Kent Johnson, who currently plays at the University of Michigan and formerly played for the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters, has been invited to Team Canada’s summer development camp ahead of the 2022 World Junior Championship. Johnson was among a group of 30 forwards who received an invite to the camp […]

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, […]

BCHL Podcast: Mar. 25 (Brad Lazarowich, Jordan Naylor & Nick Granowicz)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Naylor), Michigan Photography (Granowicz) On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we talk to BCHL Director of Officiating and former NHL official Brad Lazarowich (1:50) to go over on-ice return-to-play protocols as well as his 30-year career in the NHL. After that, we are joined by Nanaimo Clippers goalie […]