Author: Brian Wiebe

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BCHL scraps out-of-conference games for the remainder of 2021-22

The next time a Coastal Conference team and an Interior Conference team face off in the BC Hockey League will be the 2022 playoffs, more than likely not until the Fred Page Cup final to determine the first league champion since the Prince George Spruce Kings were crowned in 2019. […]

BCHL Bulletin: Trade winds blow through Merritt, Vernon, Prince George, and Surrey, Henry commits to Vermont, and more!

Cents and Vipers connect on a blockbuster The Merritt Centennials and Vernon Vipers connected on a blockbuster trade on Tuesday evening involving five players in total and future considerations. The deal sees 2004-born forward Luke Lavery and 2002-born defenseman Talon Zakall go from the Cents to Vernon in exchange for […]

BCHL Bulletin: BCHL department of player safety hands out four suspensions, Kings sign two additional APs, and more!

McHardy suspended four games for a blow to the head Coquitlam Express forward Emmett McHardy has been suspended four games by the BC Hockey League department of player safety following a major penalty and game misconduct incurred during a game on Nov. 27 versus the Chilliwack Chiefs. The 2003-born rookie […]

BCHL Bulletin: Kings bring in goaltender Smith, BCHL DOPS suspends Klassen and Rickwood, and more!

Kings sign MJHL veteran netminder Smith The Powell River Kings have added a third goaltender to their crease with the signing of 2001-born Matthias Smith, who hails from Courtenay, BC. His signing was a necessity after 2002-born Thomas Wardle and 2003-born Zak Brice both recently went down with injuries. Smith […]

BCHL Bulletin: Express, Vees, and Caps swing a three-way deal, Cowichan adds Bidewell to its crease, and more!

Express, Vees, and Capitals connect on a three-way trade The Coquitlam Express, Penticton Vees, and Cowichan Valley Capitals hooked up on a three-way trade on Friday. First, the Express sent 2001-born forward Shane LaVelle to the Capitals for 2003-born defenseman Owen Simpson. Then Coquitlam moved Simpson to the Vees for […]

BCHL Today: Cents-Vees game postponed, MacLeod departs Manchester, and more!

Wednesday’s game between Merritt and Penticton postponed The BC Hockey League announced on Tuesday that the game on Wednesday in Penticton between the Merritt Centennials and the Vees is postponed. The entire population of Merritt was evacuated on Monday due to extreme flooding that caused the city’s wastewater treatment facility […]

BCHL Today: BCHL department of player safety hands out two more suspensions, BCHL names three stars of the week, and more!

Pelletier out two games with a suspension 2003-born Victoria Grizzlies forward Luc Pelletier has been suspended for two games by the BC Hockey League department of player safety for receiving a major penalty and game misconduct for a blow to the head. The infraction occurred 36 seconds into the third […]