18 alums listed in initial Hobey Baker nominations

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the […]

5 BCHL alums earns NCAA POW honours

Photo credit: Russ Hons/UND Athletics (Scheel), CA Hill Photo (Risteau) The college hockey season is underway across the NCAA and BCHL alums are already being recognized for their play early in the season as five former players from the league were named Players of the Week in their conference. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week […]

BCHL Playoffs recap – Friday, March 3

The Merritt Centennials were the lone road team to score a win in Game 1 of the playoffs, getting two goals and helper each from Zach Risteau and Tyler Ward in a 6-5 win over the host West Kelowna Warriors. Risteau and Ward each got their first in the first to put the Cents ahead […]

Risteau inks with Saints

The Merritt Centennials have announced the NCAA commitment of forward Zach Risteau to the St. Lawrence University Saints for the 2018-19 season. “We’re happy for Zach and his family on making this decision,” said Cents GM and Head Coach Joe Martin. “Zach has had a tremendous rookie campaign for us and we look forward to […]

Around the BCHL – Friday, Jan. 13

Gavin Payne scored twice as part of a three-goal third period that enabled the Langley Rivermen to secure a 6-3 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Ross Armour opened the scoring for the home side in the first but Cooper Leitch replied late in the frame. In the second, Langley went ahead by two […]

Around the BCHL – Saturday, Dec. 3

The Merritt Centennials got all three goals from players named Zach, with Zach Metsa netting the OT winner, in a 3-2 home win over the Victoria Grizzlies. Victoria led 1-0 after one on a Jake Stevens goal but Zach Risteau tied it in the second. In the final frame, Zach Zorn put the Centennials in […]