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 […]

Bottini, Fust to play for Switzerland at World Juniors

Photo credits: Darren Francis (Fust), Jack Murray (Bottini) Penticton Vees forward Stefano Bottini and Chilliwack Chiefs forward Ray Fust have both made Team Switzerland’s final roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. The team announced their final cuts today. Both players have experience representing Switzerland at international tournaments, but this will be their first […]

Tkac makes Slovakia World Juniors roster

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac has made Team Slovakia’s final roster for the 2020 World Junior Championships. The 19-year-old, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but is a dual American-Slovakian citizen, was invited to camp earlier this month and was just named to the finalized roster today. “Every kid growing […]

Grizzlies alum Newhook invited to Canada’s World Junior camp

Photo credit: Chris Tanouye/HHOF-IIHF Images Victoria Grizzlies alum and last year’s BCHL leading scorer and MVP Alex Newhook has been invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships. The 2019 Colorado Avalanche first-rounder is currently in his freshman season at Boston College where he’s put up six goals and five […]

Merritt’s Tkac gets World Juniors invite

Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac has been invited to Team Slovakia’s selection camp for the 2020 World Junior Championships. The 18-year-old is a dual American-Slovakian citizen as he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but both of his parents are from Slovakia. He leaves for training camp in Slovakia on Dec. 7. “I have to go […]

WJC crucible paying off for Verboon

Tested in the highest-profile Junior hockey tournament in the world, Matthew Verboon has emerged on the other side a more confident, and more dangerous, offensive force for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Verboon earned a spot with Switzerland for the World Junior Championship (WJC) which was hosted by Victoria and Vancouver. He found himself a role […]