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Pakulak, Airey, Kesselring named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Vernon Vipers forward Luke Pakulak, Cranbrook Bucks goaltender Nathan Airey and Chilliwack Chiefs forward Mason Kesselring have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week. 1st Star – Luke Pakulak (F) – Vernon Vipers Pakulak led all BCHL players in goals scored last week with four in […]

Auyeung-Ashton, Kinch, Milburn named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Oliver Auyeung-Ashton, Chilliwack Chiefs forward Dylan Kinch and Vernon Vipers forward Reagan Milburn have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week. 1st Star – Oliver Auyeung-Ashton (G) – Victoria Grizzlies In two starts over the weekend, Auyeung-Ashton finished with a sparkling .983 save […]

12 current, former and future BCHL players listed by NHL Central Scouting

Photo credit: Pure Life Photography (Beckner), Garrett James Photography (Nadeau, Stanley Lacroix), Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog (Wood) NHL Central Scouting has released its Players to Watch list ahead of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft and there is no shortage of BCHL representation. A total of nine current players, one future prospect and another two former […]

NCAA Roundup: Oct. 12

There is plenty to discuss in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance, with six BCHL alumni earning weekly honours in their conference last week NCHC Defenceman of the Week Chris Jandric – Graduate – University of North Dakota (Vernon Vipers) Jandric was productive at both ends of the ice in North Dakota’s […]

BCHL Next Generation: Vernon Vipers

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2022-23 season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. We will start with the Interior Conference. Next up is the […]

BCHL Podcast: July 22 (Jim Hughson & Campbell Blair)

On this week’s episode of the BCHL Podcast, we have two special guests who just had BCHL year-end trophies named after them. Our first interview is with longtime NHL play-by-play man and former voice of the Vancouver Canucks Jim Hughson (4:05) who got his start calling BCJHL games in Penticton and Kelowna in the 1970s […]

Vernon’s Graham Turnbull and Alberni’s Evan Hammond named Broadcasters of the Year

Vernon Vipers play-by-play broadcaster Graham Turnbull and Alberni Valley Bulldogs Evan Hammond have been named the BCHL’s co-Broadcasters of the Year for the 2021-22 season. A vote was conducted among the 18 league broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular season and the two were tied, so they will share this year’s award. Criteria for […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 8

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Langley Rivermen – 5 Victoria Grizzlies – 3 The Langley Rivermen are moving on to the second round after a 5-3 victory over the Victoria Grizzlies in Game 5 at home. Defenceman Joseph Messina had a four-point night for the Rivermen, Riley Wallack had two goals and an assist and […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 6

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography West Kelowna Warriors – 6 Vernon Vipers – 2 Christophe Farmer and Brennan Nelson scored two goals each and Johnny Derrick stopped 29 of 31 shots to lead the West Kelowna Warriors to a 6-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers in Game 4 of their first-round series and take a […]

Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 4

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Chilliwack Chiefs – 3 Coquitlam Express – 1 The goaltenders stole the show with Grant Riley making 21 saves for Chilliwack and Carter Woodside stopping 27 shots for Coquitlam, but it was the Chiefs who prevailed in a tight-checking affair by a score of 3-1 in Game 3 of their […]