NCAA Roundup: 8 alums recognized with conference awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Ed Mailliard (Briere), Mady Salvani (Galambos) This week saw the highest number of former BCHL players rewarded with conference awards so far this year as six took home weekly honours and another two were recognized for their play in the month of December. Atlantic Hockey Player […]

NCAA Roundup: Kawaguchi and Hirose earn conference honours

College hockey is slowly getting back to play after the holidays and two more BCHL alums received conference awards this week, including a freshman who double dipped with a weekly and monthly recognition. NCHC Player of the Month (December) Jordan Kawaguchi – Senior – University of North Dakota (Chilliwack Chiefs) Kawaguchi tied for the NCHC […]

Cotton, Kawaguchi named Hobey finalists

Photo credit: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi) The Hobey Baker Award Committee announced the Top-10 finalists for the award today and BCHL alums Jason Cotton (Sacred Heart) and Jordan Kawaguchi (North Dakota) were both included on the list. The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 60 Division I head coaches plus online fan balloting. F […]

BC Born: Massimo Rizzo

Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo is coming off the most frustrating year of his young career. 2018-19 was his draft year, but he spent the majority of it rehabbing major injuries. “Everybody wants to get drafted and play in the NHL,” said Rizzo. “It was pretty frustrating, having to come back from injury, then play […]

BC Born: Brendan Budy

2018-19 was a strange season for Langley Rivermen forward Brendan Budy. He had just wrapped up his two seasons in the BCHL and was starting his college career at the University of Denver. After six games with the Pioneers, it was clear to him that things weren’t working out the way he had hoped, so […]

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 […]

Jost, Fabbro make Team Canada

TORONTO, Ont. and MONTREAL, Que. – With Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp rolling to a close with an 8-0 win over the Czech Republic, Hockey Canada has named the 22 players who will represent the country at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal. The only two invites to […]

Kawaguchi inks with North Dakota

In all likelihood, Jordan Kawaguchi will surpass some big BCHL milestones this season as he’s on pace to reach the 200-game mark and 100-goal mark for his career. But the biggest news in his world right now is probably the fact he’s sewn up a college hockey commitment to the defending NCAA-champion University of North […]