Stephan commits to AIC

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) A key part of the Wenatchee Wild’s success this season will be heading to the other side of the continent in the fall. Wild star forward Kyle Stephan will join the American International College (AIC) Yellow Jackets of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) in the coming season. Stephan led […]

BCHL Playoffs: Friday, March 11

Liam Blackburn completed a hat trick in the second period to lead the West Kelowna Warriors to a 6-3 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks that give the Warriors a 3-2 series edge. After a scoreless first, Blackburn scored twice in 2:17 to give the Warriors the lead before Josh Blanchard got the ‘Backs […]

Perry Returns To Form in Game 4 against Langley

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL Communications) After a hectic win in Game 3, the Wenatchee Wild leaned on goaltender Chase Perry to backstop them as they tried to get back to the brand of hockey head coach Bliss Littler preaches. Perry had a perfect outing, stopping all 29 shots he faced in a 5-0 Wild […]

BCHL Playoffs: Wednesday, March 9

A goal each period did the trick for the Nanaimo Clippers as they took a 3-1 series lead with a 3-1 win over the host Alberni Valley Bulldogs Wednesday night. Troy MacTavish opened the scoring in the first for the Clips and after Adam Donnelly tied the game in the second, it was Sean Buchanan’s […]

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, […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 26

Trailing by three in the third period with their season hanging by a thread, the Merritt Centennials summoned the will to produce four goals in 5:19 to overtake the league’s top team, the Penticton Vees, on the way to a 5-3 home win. Tyson Jost put the visitors ahead in the first with Scott Conway […]

Littler reaches big coaching milestone

(Submitted by Stephen Heisler/JuniorHockey.ca) Bliss Littler has broken down the door on the 700 win club only to find no other junior coaches in the room. Littler’s career as a head coach spans 23 years and five stops in the American Frontier Hockey League, American West Hockey League, United States Hockey League, North American Hockey […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 5

Jordan Sandhu’s goal early in the third period wound up being the winner for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in an important 4-2 home win over the Victoria Grizzlies that brings the ‘Dogs within two points of the Grizz for the final Island playoff spot. After Garrett Halls opened the scoring in the first, Ryan Finnegan […]

Harris signs with Bemidji State

The Wenatchee Wild hockey club is pleased to announce that forward Brendan Harris has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey for Bemidji State University. Harris, a 19-year-old, 5-foot-7, 160-pound lefthanded shooting forward from Las Vegas, Nevada, is in his third season with the Wild. He leads the team this season with 43 points on 10 […]

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 […]