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 […]
Kyle Metson’s path to the Powell River Kings
Heading into the 2022-23 season, the Powell River Kings needed a goaltender. Former starting goalie Zak Brice left for the North American Hockey League and Matthias Smith had aged out of junior hockey and will play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. However, in August, the Kings found […]
Alberni Valley Bulldogs player profile: Hobie Hedquist
After the 2021 Pod Season, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs replaced departing netminder Luke Pearson by signing Hobie Hedquist from the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. During the 2021-22 season, Hedquist was outstanding. He helped backstop the Bulldogs to first place in the Coastal Conference. However, in […]
A look at several top-scoring players for the Victoria Grizzlies
With a new season approaching, the Victoria Grizzlies are preparing their roster. They’ve already recruited several players from across North America. One player that stands out is forward Zakery Anderson. Last season, Anderson played 40 games for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Kamloops Storm. In those 40 games, Anderson […]
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: Kings, Bucks, and Spruce Kings add new recruits, Express hires new bench boss, and more!
Bandu joins the Prince George Spruce Kings The Prince George Spruce Kings have added 2004-born defender Aleksy Bandu for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season. Bandu, who’s from Montreal, QC, was with The Governor’s Academy Prep in 2021-22 and posted three goals and six points in 27 games. His older […]
BCHL Bulletin: Merritt nabs Wessels via trade from Langley, Eagles add Sandhu to their forward group, and more!
Cents pick up Wessels from Langley The Merritt Centennials have added 2003-born defender Josh Wessels to their blueline after acquiring him in a trade from Langley for future considerations. The Richmond, BC product finished 2021-22 with five goals and five assists in 39 games with the Rivermen. He also added […]
Cowichan Valley Capitals offseason primer
After sneaking into the playoffs, the Cowichan Valley Capitals are building for the upcoming season and have been recruiting players since January. To this point, Cowichan has recruited seven players for 2022-23. They come from U18 programs and prep schools across North America. Six of the new players are forwards […]
The recent history of the Cowichan Valley Capitals
For the Cowichan Valley Capitals, their recent history has been eventful. During the 2019 playoffs, the Capitals pulled off an upset win against the powerhouse Penticton Vees. In 2020, the Caps were ready for a deep playoff run. However, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic robbed Cowichan Valley of the […]
BCHL Bulletin: BCHL releases exhibition schedule, Express gets Moger from Prince George, and more!
BC Hockey League sets 2022 exhibition schedule The BC Hockey League announced details for its 2022 exhibition season schedule on Tuesday. The schedule has a total of 49 games over 16 days, from Sept. 3 – 18. The schedule sees all 18 of the league’s teams play anywhere from three […]