2020-21 Island Pod Award winners

After polling coaches and broadcasters from the four teams in the Island Pod, the league has determined the winners of the Island Pod Awards. Island Pod Most Valuable Player Ellis Rickwood (Victoria Grizzlies) – 20GP – 13G – 17A – 30PTS Rickwood took the league by storm in his first season in the BCHL. The […]

BCHL Podcast: May 14 (Steven Cocker, Craig Didmon & Marcus Joughin)

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Didmon), Tami Quan (Joughin) We wrap up the 2020-21 BCHL Pod Season with interviews with BCHL Executive Director Steven Cocker (3:34), Victoria Grizzlies head coach Craig Didmon (16:42) and West Kelowna Warriors forward Marcus Joughin (29:06). Subscribe and listen to the BCHL Podcast presented by FortisBC: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google […]

Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week (Alberni 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. 7 (Ellis Rickwood & Ryan Sandelin)

We are back with a brand-new episode, featuring two more interviews after opening weekend of the BCHL season. To kick things off, we speak with Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL Player of the Week Ellis Rickwood (2:45) who is coming off quite the BCHL debut last Friday. We also look ahead to the NCAA’s Frozen […]

Rickwood named first BCHL POW of 2020-21

Victoria Grizzlies forward Ellis Rickwood has been named the FortisBC BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 4. Rickwood made quite the impression in his first regular-season action in the BCHL, notching five goals over his team’s two games this weekend. The 18-year-old from Brantford, Ont. had a BCHL debut for the […]

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 […]

Pod Preview: Port Alberni

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography (Pearson, Naylor, DiPaolo) We continue our look around the five BCHL pods and put the focus on the Port Alberni Pod, featuring the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Cowichan Valley Capitals, Nanaimo Clippers and Victoria Grizzlies. Alberni Valley Bulldogs Record: 2019-20: 26-28-2-2 2020-21 exhibition: 6-7-1-1 Key returning players: G Luke Pearson F […]

BCHL Podcast – Mar. 18 (Chris Hebb, Christian Buono & Nolan Welsh)

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Hebb), James Doyle (Buono) The BCHL is back! We cover the league’s return to play with BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb (2:13) and we also get the player perspective from Prince George Spruce Kings forward and three-year BCHL veteran Christian Buono (14:50). Finally, we catch up with Long Island University freshman and […]

6 BCHL alums named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

The NCAA announced its Mike Richter Award Watch List today and six former BCHL goaltenders are in the running for the trophy. The Richter award is handed out to the NCAA’s top goaltender each year. The BCHL alums on the list are: Michael Corson – Junior – Niagara University (Cowichan Valley Capitals) Corson transferred from […]

BCHL Podcast: Jan. 29 (Alex Newhook & Isack Bandu)

A brand-new episode of the BCHL Podcast is now live! This week’s episode has a Victoria Grizzlies theme as we catch up with former Grizzly Alex Newhook who is fresh off his World Juniors experience with Team Canada and now back at Boston College for his sophomore year. We also speak with current Victoria defenceman […]