Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 19

Jake Kauppila’s second goal of the night wound up being the winner for the Trail Smoke Eaters, who kept their playoff hopes flickering with a 6-4 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Chase Bell’s first BCHL goal for Merritt brought the Cents within one to start the third period but Trail replied promptly with Cooper […]

Desbiens’ scoring spree earns him BCHL POW

West Kelowna Warriors forward Jonathan Desbiens has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 31, the league announced Monday. Desbiens posted one of the highest-scoring weeks in recent memory, racking up six goals and nine assists for 15 points in four games – all wins for the Warriors. The […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 30

Chris Schutz scored twice in 2:24 to start the second period in leading the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to a 6-3 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies. Chris Sarault opened the scoring in the first for the ‘Dogs with Quinn Syrydiuk making it 2-0 before PJ Conlon got the Grizz on the board. Schutz’s pair proved […]

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, […]

Hope signs on with Nanooks

The West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce that Kylar Hope has committed to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the 2016-17 season. Hope, from Lashburn, Saskatchewan, is in his third season with the Warriors, where he sits third in team scoring with 21 goals, and 32 assists through 42 games. Hope┬árecently played in his 150th […]

HOCKEY NOW: Red Bull tour starts in West Kelowna

With the atmosphere of international junior hockey still in the air post IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and World Junior A Challenge, more worldly games are still to come. Later this month, four teams from around the BCHL will match up against the U-20 hockey club Red Bull Salzburg from Austria. It all gets started […]

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 […]