On Nov. 16, there was a change behind the bench in Cowichan Valley. Brian Passmore was relieved as head coach and general manager. Replacing him is Mike Vandekamp. Vandekamp is familiar to Capitals fans as he coached the team from 2018 to 2020. After the 2020 playoffs were canceled, Vandekamp […]
Last December, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs completed several transactions. One trade saw goaltender Jackson Glassford go to the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Blackfalds Bulldogs. In exchange, Alberni Valley received defender Wyatt Wilson and a player development fee. Glassford played parts of two seasons with Alberni Valley, protecting the Bulldogs’ crease […]
With the 2022-23 season underway, the Cowichan Valley Capitals have finished building their roster. Several new players joined the Caps during training camp and they traded for several more players during the preseason. For several months, Cowichan Valley was busy recruiting new players. These new additions are the latest in […]
The Cranbrook Bucks begin exhibition play this upcoming weekend, kicking things off against the defending national junior A champion Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Bucks head east and open their preseason schedule in Brooks at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 10, before a date with the […]
In a previous article, I wrote about Grizzlies alumni attending NCAA schools after they committed to Division I and Division III schools. While many former Victoria players have committed to the NCAA, many others have committed to Canadian universities. These players are usually the exception instead of the norm simply […]
BCHL Bulletin: Grimwood joins Victoria as assistant coach, Vees forced to shuffle their crease, and more!
Grizzlies bring in Grimwood as an assistant coach The Victoria Grizzlies have added 41-year-old Geoff Grimwood (one goal, three assists in 29 games with Victoria in 1998-99) as an assistant coach for the 2022-23 season. Grimwood, who’s from Victoria, BC, spent last season as head coach of the Kamloops Storm […]
Bulldogs trade Leyer to Spruce Grove of the AJHL The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have traded 2002-born Ethan Leyer to the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Leyer, who’s from St. Albert, AB, is committed to St. Cloud State University for this September. With the […]
BCHL Bulletin: Cents pick up Dunford from Alberni Valley, Eagles add Hilditch to their blueline, and more!
Cents bring in Dunford from Alberni Valley The Merritt Centennials announced the acquisition of 2002-born netminder Hayden Dunford from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for future considerations. Dunford, who’s from Guelph, ON, was 4-3-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average, an .892 save percentage, and one shutout in eight games with the […]
BCHL Bulletin: Davidson hopes to impress Norway U20 brass, Eagles fly in Bonkowski for 2022-23, and more!
Cents defender Davidson goes camping with Norway 2004-born Merritt Centennials defender Liam Davidson has been invited to camp with Norway’s U20 national team. Davidson, who played for Norway in April’s World U18 Division I Group A Hockey Championship, had a goal and three assists in 40 games for the Cents […]
Eagles add Hunks to their blueline for 2022-23 The Surrey Eagles announced the addition of 2004-born defender Liam Hunks for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season on Friday. Hunks, who’s from Beaumont, AB, played 35 games with the Leduc Oil Kings U18 AAA of the Alberta Elite Hockey League in […]