Nadeau, Clarke, Say named BCHL 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Nadeau, Say), Lisa Mazurek (Clarke) Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau, Vernon Vipers goaltender Roan Clarke and Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Owen Say have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week. 1st Star – Josh Nadeau (F) – Penticton Vees Nadeau led all BCHL players with four goals last […]

NCAA Roundup: 6 alumni earn weekly, monthly honours

We flipped the calendar to February this week, which means we have monthly NCAA conference awards to go along with our usual weekly recognitions. This week, six former BCHL players were honoured, including a defenceman who took home a weekly and monthy award. We recap it all in the NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier […]

4 BCHL alumni named to China’s Olympic hockey roster

China has announced their men’s Olympic hockey roster and four former BCHL players will represent the host nation. Former Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Zimeng “Simon” Chen, Vernon Vipers alumnus Cory Kane, Victoria Grizzlies grad Juncheng “Eddie” Yan and Coquitlam Express alum Brandon Yip are all included on the roster for the 2022 Beijing games. All […]

3 BCHL alumni named to Canadian Olympic hockey roster

Hockey Canada announced its men’s hockey roster for the 2022 Beijing Olympics today, which includes three BCHL alumni. Powell River Kings alumnus Daniel Carr, Salmon Arm Silverbacks grad Ben Street and former Vernon Viper and Surrey Eagle Adam Tambellini have all been named to the team. In addition, Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus and current University […]

DeBrouwer, Galajda, Hanson, Perets on Watch List for Richter Award

Photo credit: Fighting Irish Media (Galajda) The Watch List for the 2021-22 Mike Richter Award was announced this morning and there are four BCHL alumni included. Bentley University’s Evan DeBrouwer, University of Notre Dame netminder Matthew Galajda, University of Connecticut goalie Darion Hanson and Quinnipiac University’s Yaniv Perets were all part of the 28 goalies […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 14 (Ed Johnstone & Cade Littler)

On this week’s episode, we catch up with special guest Ed Johnstone (2:52). Johnstone played for the Vernon Essos from 1970-1972, then went on to play 12 years in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. He eventually returned to the BCHL to coach the Vernon Lakers for four years from […]

NCAA Roundup: Nine alums earn weekly, monthly NCAA honours

Over the past week, nine former BCHL players were honoured with weekly and monthly awards in the NCAA, including a Vernon Vipers alumnus who was named conference Player of the Month, Forward of the Week and National Player of the Month. We recap it all in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance. […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 7 (Brett Stapley & Zach Michaelis)

The BCHL Podcast is back after a short break over the holidays! On this week’s episode, we chat with University of Denver senior and former Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley (2:30), as well as Trail Smoke Eaters forward and BCHL 1st Star of the Month for December, Zach Michaelis (13:32). Subscribe and listen: Apple Podcasts […]

NCAA Roundup: Dec. 9

On this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance, we take a closer look at the six BCHL alumni that earned weekly conference awards earlier this week. NCHC Forward of the Week Brett Stapley – Senior – University of Denver (Vernon Vipers) Stapley had a huge weekend to power Denver to a sweep of […]

BCHL Podcast: Nov. 19 (Hobie Hedquist, Carter Wilkie & Tom Williamson)

On today’s episode, we talk to Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist (3:12), Rochester Institute of Technology freshman and former Chilliwack Chief and West Kelowna Warrior Carter Wilkie (12:27), as well as Tom Williamson who played in the BCHL from 1966 to 1968 for the Vernon Blades and the Vernon Essos (27:31). Subscribe and listen: […]