BCHL Alums feature heavily in WCHA postseason awards

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The WCHA awards heavily featured BCHL talents. Headlining the group was the Michigan Tech Huskies star forward Alex Petan, who was named WCHA Player of the Year and part of the All-WCHA First team. Petan led the Huskies with 17 goals and 30 points. The Coquitlam Express alum played […]

BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 8

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) Offence was aplenty in a Game 3 showdown between the Mainland #2 Wenatchee Wild and #3 Langley Rivermen which required overtime. Kyle Stephan’s game winner 18 seconds into sudden death gave the Wild a 7-6 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. In what was an action-filled first period, […]

Sacco commits to Wildcats

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) It can be difficult to follow the footsteps of your father when he played in the NHL and is an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins. Joe Sacco of the Vernon Vipers has gotten off to a strong start after committing to play for the University of New Hampshire […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Feb. 27

Despite surrendering the opening goal of the game, the Vernon Vipers roared back with four first-period goals of their own on the way to 7-2 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters that sewed up the final Interior playoff berth for the Snakes. Bennett Morrison’s goal just 1:16 into the game put the home side […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Jan. 29

Kevin Massy scored twice from the blueline, including the game-winning tally, and Mitch Benson made 44 saves to help the Victoria Grizzlies to a 6-3 road win over the Island-leading Nanaimo Clippers. Nanaimo got goals from Devin Brosseau and Troy MacTavish to go ahead 3-2 in the second but the Grizzlies replied with Tyler Welsh, […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 23

Anthony Brodeur made 38 saves for the Penticton Vees as they held on for a 3-2 road win over the Wenatchee Wild. Scott Conway opened the scoring in the first with his 44th goal of the season and after Colton Poolman made it 2-0, Austin Chavez got the Wild on the board, cutting the Vees […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Jan. 22

Lawson Fenton made 40 saves and Jackson Cressey scored the game-winning tally with 2:32 to play in the third as the Coquitlam Express downed the visiting Wenatchee Wild 2-1. After a scoreless first, Brendan Harris got the Wild on the board early in the second but it would prove to be the only shot to […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Jan. 15

Despite falling behind by a seemingly insurmountable 5-1 first-period deficit, the Vernon Vipers got two quick goals from Jimmy Lambert to start the second and Odeen Tufto put together a hat trick as the Vernon Vipers scored nine unanswered to earn a wild 10-5 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Chase Zieky scored twice […]

Exhibition tour

Top European club program EC Red Bull Salzburg arrives in B.C. this weekend and will begin their four-game tour through the BCHL starting Monday. Here is the schedule: Monday, Jan. 18 at Royal LePage Place vs. West Kelowna Warriors – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at South Okanagan Events Centre vs. Penticton Vees – 7 […]

Communities First – Literacy Initiative

The BCHL is proud to announce the launch of Score With Reading, another BCHL Communities First initiative presented by divisions of First West Credit Union. Starting today, BCHL teams will be appearing at their local library branch to team up with students and families to share the joy of reading, talk about their experiences as […]