BCHL Next Generation: West Kelowna Warriors

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2020-21 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. First up is the West Kelowna Warriors. After struggling out of the gate in the 2019-20 season, the West Kelowna Warriors […]

Cotton, Kawaguchi named Hobey finalists

Photo credit: Russ Hons (Kawaguchi) The Hobey Baker Award Committee announced the Top-10 finalists for the award today and BCHL alums Jason Cotton (Sacred Heart) and Jordan Kawaguchi (North Dakota) were both included on the list. The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 60 Division I head coaches plus online fan balloting. F […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 4

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. The Vees defencemen […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 3

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 (OT) Josh Wildauer scored twice in the third period, but it was Danny Peason who played hero in this one, scoring his first of the postseason 7:49 into overtime to give the Coquitlam Express the 5-4 win over the Langley Rivermen and […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 1

Wenatchee Wild – 2 Vernon Vipers – 1 Brian Adams and Ethan Wolthers each notched their first goals of the postseason and Daniel Chenard only had to make 14 saves to get the win as the Wenatchee Wild beat the Vernon Vipers 2-1 to even their opening-round series at one game apiece. After a scoreless […]

Playoff Recap: Feb. 28

Trail Smoke Eaters – 2 Prince George Spruce Kings – 1 A pair of goals in the last five minutes and 25 saves from Logan Terness propelled the Trail Smoke Eaters to a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the defending-champion Prince George Spruce Kings in Game 1 of their opening-round series. Prince George defenceman Nick […]

Playoff recap: Feb. 27

The Shaw BCHL Playoffs are officially up and running as game one between the Penticton Vees and the West Kelowna Warriors kicked off the postseason schedule tonight. It was the Vees who drew first blood in the series on the strength of a hat trick from Tyler Ho with all three goals coming while shorthanded, […]

Interior Division Playoff Preview

Next up in our divisional playoff previews is the Interior Division. This year is unique as we have two crossover teams in the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters will look to build on stellar regular seasons and go on a long postseason run. #1 […]

Ardanaz named High School Player of the Month

West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Nick Ardanaz has been named the BCHL High School Player of the Month for December. This award is for players 18-years-old or younger who are attending high school full time and is based on in-class and on-ice performance. Ardanaz, who is from Langley, B.C., tied for the most assists among all […]

NCAA Roundup: 4 alums honoured after impressive performances

Photo credit: Ned Dykes/Cornell Athletics (Berard) It was a good week for alums in the Atlantic Hockey Conference as well as alums from the Powell River Kings as three of our four weekly award winners come from the Atlantic and two are former Kings. Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week Mike Lee – Senior […]