2020-21 Vernon Pod Award Winners

Photo credits: Tami Quan (Tassy [Top Scorer], Serdachny, Sansbury), Lisa Mazurek (Tassy [MVP], Porter Jr.) After polling coaches and broadcasters from the three teams in the Vernon Pod, the league has determined the winners of the Vernon Pod Awards. Vernon Pod Most Valuable Player Simon Tassy (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) – 20GP – 18G – 9A […]

Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week: Vernon 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 […]

BCHL Podcast: Apr. 30 (Jojo Tanaka-Campbell, Cam Keith & Andrew Seaman)

Photo credits: Lisa Mazurek (Tanaka-Campbell), Garrett James Photography (Keith, Seaman) It’s an all first-place edition of the BCHL Podcast as we check in with members of three teams that sit atop of the standings in their respective pods. Today, we catch up with Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (2:05), Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith […]

Pod Preview: Vernon

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography Our last preview before the season starts is the Vernon Pod, featuring the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors. Salmon Arm Silverbacks Record: 2019-20: 30-23-4-1 2020-21 exhibition: 3-9-1-0 Key returning players: D Kieran Ruscheinski D Hunter Sansbury F Simon Tassy F Drew Bennett F Logan Shaw Key […]

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 […]

LaFontaine, Tufto named Top-10 Finalists for Hobey Baker

The top-10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player were announced today and two BCHL alumni are on the shortlist. University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alum Jack LaFontaine and Quinnipiac University senior and former Vernon Viper Odeen Tufto are both up for the award. Jack LaFontaine – Senior – […]

NCAA Roundup: Mar. 10

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), LSSU Athletics (Calder), BSU Photo Services (Driscoll) This week’s roundup looks back on the final week of the NCAA’s regular season and features two familiar faces who have won numerous weekly and monthly awards this year, as well as a junior forward making his first appearance in 2020-21. ECAC Player […]

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: Weekly and monthly conference award handed out to BCHL alums

It’s the first week of the month, so that means we have both weekly and monthly NCAA conference awards to sift through. Two BCHL alums have grabbed monthly awards and another six took home weekly honours. ECAC Hockey Player of the Month Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers) Tufto continues to pile […]

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 […]