BCHL Podcast: Jan. 14 (Dylan Playfair & Odeen Tufto)

After a three week break for the holidays, the BCHL Podcast is back with its first episode of 2021! Today’s episode is a special one as we interview Dylan Playfair who stars in the TV show Letterkenny and also happens to be a former Merritt Centennial. He sat down for a lengthy chat about growing […]

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: BCHL alums sweep ECAC Hockey weekly awards

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (De Jong, Tufto), Justin Wolford/Colgate Athletics (Verboon) In the final edition of the NCAA Roundup for 2020, we highlight the BCHL alums who took home all three weekly awards in the ECAC Hockey conference. ECAC Hockey 1st Star of the Week Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography The 2020 NHL Entry Draft takes place this week with Round 1 tonight and Rounds 2 through 7 starting tomorrow morning. Like every year at the draft, there are plenty of BCHL players expected to be taken. Today we will take a look at the players ranked by NHL Central […]

BCHL Podcast: Draft Preview Part 2

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL Podcast is back with Part 2 of our NHL Draft preview. Guests include: Trey Taylor (Vernon Vipers) Jackson Glassford (Alberni Valley Bulldogs) Cade Alami (Surrey Eagles) Kyler Kovich (Nanaimo Clippers) Subscribe and listen on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SoundCloud Our NHL Draft coverage is powered […]

NHL Draft Profile: Trey Taylor

Trey Taylor is back in the BCHL for his third season with the Vernon Vipers and the 18-year-old from Richmond, B.C. is looking to pick up where he left off last year when his Vipers defeated the Wenatchee Wild in Round 1 of the playoffs before the shutdown. He’s also looking forward to next week’s […]

BCHL Next Generation: Vernon Vipers

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 Vernon Vipers. The forced shutdown of the BCHL Playoffs in March affected the entire league, but the […]

5 winners announced for Shaw BCHL Scholarship Program

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography The BCHL and Shaw Communications are proud to announce the five winners of the Shaw BCHL Scholarship Program. This scholarship is designed to provide current BCHL players the opportunity to apply for funds as they continue their academic careers. After gathering submissions throughout the regular season, Shaw and the BCHL […]

Tanaka-Campbell named CJHL Academic Player of the Year

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell has been named the CJHL’s Academic Player of the Year for 2019-20. Hockey Canada made the announcement Thursday as part of their CJHL year-end awards. The 19-year-old enjoyed a solid rookie campaign with the Vipers, notching seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points in […]

NHL 20 Playoff Simulation: ‘Backs vs. Vipers

Only one spot remains in the simulated Fred Page Cup Final. Ethan Langenegger and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks take on Trey Taylor and the Vernon Vipers in the Interior Division Final. Who will punch their ticket to the championship round? This NHL 20 simulation is powered by Shaw.